I saw this beautiful nightstand on pinterest a while back …
I tracked it down to its source. Turns out it is for sale at Neiman Marcus and it can be yours for a mere $799 plus $175 shipping. Hmmmm. Add in the tax, and you are looking at over $1,000. For a nightstand. Wowza!
I guess if you have that kind of money to blow on a nightstand, more power to you! But if you don’t, you can create a knock off.
Start with a basic French provincial nightstand.
Paint it with Annie Soan’s French Linen (that’s what I did), or you could use Miss Mustard Seed’s Trophy. I think that would come closer to the shade of grey on the inspiration piece. I didn’t use milk paint on mine because I didn’t want to see much of the original white and green paint coming through any chipping.
Sand, wax and add a little gold rub ‘n buff to the details, and voila! A Nieman Marcus knock off nightstand.
In hindsight, I should have added a lot more gold to mine. Unfortunately, it’s too late, I’ve already taken it to Reclaiming Beautiful in Stillwater to sell. Do you think they would mind if I popped by with my rub ‘n buff and added some more gold?
I know mine isn’t quite as gorgeous as the original. The lines on my nightstand aren’t as delicate and fine as the $1,000 version. And I definitely don’t have as much gold.
But seriously, at $125 for mine and over $1,000 for theirs … well, at least if you bought mine you could still afford your mortgage this month too.