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Stunning Vintage Transformation

Our newest piece is about to go up at our shop!  We’re so excited about this vintage nightstand!  It’s a Thomasville bedside table from 1968 and very solidly built!  As you can see below, the top desperately needed some refinishing and that hardware was tough on the eyes!  The quality of this piece, however, was evident as we got it ready for refinishing.

Thomasville 1968 Nightstand - Just waiting for a little TLC
Thomasville 1968 Nightstand – Just waiting for a little TLC


I was pleasantly surprised to see real wood on the top of this table.  Many times tables from this era have a wood veneer on top, but this was real wood, albeit worn out, but real nonetheless!  After some sanding of the top, you could just see the table slowly come back to life!  The top was in overall great shape after I sanded it and I decided to give it some fresh stain before painting the rest of the table.  I love the look of a stained top contrasting with paint.  Not only is the look stunning, it’s also a bit more practical than painted tops.

Once the staining was completed, my favorite part, the painting, began.  I was excited to give this table a dark charcoal paint color, called graphite, from the Annie Sloan chalk paint line.  I loved the color as soon as I finished the first coat!  I also couldn’t wait to finish it and give it some much needed new hardware.  I typically like to re-use original hardware on pieces but the original ones on this table were just so heavy and bulky, it just felt like they were weighing it down.  I settled on some simple knobs which really helped to streamline this piece and give it a slightly more modern flair.

Refinished Thomasville Night Stand
Refinished Thomasville Night Stand

What do you think?  I’d love to hear your comments!  This has quickly become one of my favorite pieces!  Visit our Etsy shop if you’re interested and please spread the word about our shop and of course our blog!  Thanks for visiting!

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