Inspired Nightstands for Baby Ella James

I love when clients bring me inspiration photos along with their furniture. And I adore when my clients are itty bitty babies related to me!

My cousin’s wife, Rachel, reached out to me when she found these nightstands on an online yard sale site. She was due with her baby girl, Ella James, in early July and wanted to use these in her nursery.


Rachel sent me this link to Restoration Hardware nightstands priced at $499 each! I told her that I could absolutely make hers look similar to theirs! And for less.


Rachel has impeccable taste. Her Dad bought this amazing crib for baby Ella. And these Restoration Hardware curtains.


These nightstands were going to be perfect in the room! Rachel and I decided on Annie Sloan Old Ochre. I didn’t allow the paint to stick in the details, and also painted with a dry brush all over. I wanted an aged, worn look.


Just cleaning up the original pulls a little bit was all that was needed. And I distressed as usual on the edges and finished with Annie Sloan Clear Wax.

I added little touch of pink inside the drawers to complement the curtains.


I think our redesign is a great alternative to the expensive Restoration Hardware nightstands.


I am looking forward to delivering these to Rachel and meeting baby Ella on Friday! These pieces will grow with Ella and I’m sure she will have them in her bedroom for many years to come!


… Kristin

Here are a few other nightstands that I have painted…Paris Grey Nightstand, Old White and Antoinette.

One thought on “Inspired Nightstands for Baby Ella James

  1. Your’s are so much better, if for no better reason than that they weren’t ridiculously expensive! But truly, your’s are just as lovely as the RH version. Nice job!

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