Antique drum nightstands - and a request for help

by brae  

I've been thinking awhile on the type of side tables I wanted for the Heritage bedroom.  With the ornate bed and feminine vanity and chair, I needed something with antique style while not being overpowering.

My artist models came with round wood bases and metal pins to hold them up, though they stand on their own just fine.  I removed these bases when I first got the models, but I kept them since they were smooth round wood shapes...and I knew they would make a fabulous trash to treasure project some day.

The bases measure 1 3/8" in diameter and 9/16" tall.  I grouped them with 1 1/2" x 1/8" wood circles and Houseworks 1 9/16" long spindles.

I first glued two circles to the top and bottom of the base.

I then added thin veneer strips to delineate a front drawer.

I drilled pilot holes for the four legs.

For now, I've just pushed the legs into place.  I need a clear head and a steady hand to get these glued in straight and even since I like the tables without cross supports.

The pillows were made by me, and Mr. Rabbit is by K. Kuti.  I still haven't replaced the stock bedding that came with the Bespaq bed I'm in the process of refinishing.

With some fancy painting and antique knobs, the nightstands will fit right in!  :D

They don't take up much room but have a nice style.  Since they are small tables, I'll likely have to go with the smaller copper lamps I tried out before instead of the large Heidi Ott lamps.  That will work out fine, though, since I can use those Heidi Ott lamps in another build.

My request for help involves finding some more of this paper.  I swore I bought more but I can find only five sheets in my bin.  I don't think that's enough for the Heritage bedroom with its odd angles and long walls.  The paper was from Michaels open stock papers, Recollections Time Frame series and called Out of Time.  If you have some and are willing to part with it, I'd be happy to buy it from you.  :D

7 comments

Comment from: Keli [Visitor]
I didn't think it looked familiar, but I checked my papers anyway...don't have any. I know a couple other people with paper stashes to check with, I'll send them a link. I like the nightstands :)
05/23/12 @ 03:20
Comment from: Cris Bottaro [Visitor]
Perfect! He combined well with the style of the room. Kisses in your heart.
05/23/12 @ 06:01
Comment from: Lyssa [Visitor]
I never would have thought to make those into tables. And they are so cute! I think I have the damask sister paper that goes to this paper, but I will check for it. I will also check Michael's next time I go. :)
05/23/12 @ 06:08
Comment from: Lucille [Visitor]
Dear Brae, your little tables are absolutely adorable! I will check with Michaels at my Canadian end for the paper.
05/23/12 @ 07:55
Comment from: Craftland [Visitor]
Hi Brae, this is a wonderful tutorial. Thank you for sharing. Hugs from Craftland
05/24/12 @ 04:21
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you! :>>
05/25/12 @ 13:50
Comment from: Angie Martin Hall [Visitor]
No luck on the paper down here in Atlanta. So sorry. In a few weeks, I'll be in Florida, and I can hunt around there for you!
05/25/12 @ 20:57


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