Reclaimed Birthday Barnwood Nightstands

Rust and Ruffles Barnwood Nightstands

For my birthday this year I decided it was time for some coordinating nightstands to replace our thrift store finds. We chose  a simple design because we were going to be using the reclaimed barnwood again, which already has a lot of texture and coloring.

Rust and Ruffles Barnwood Nightstand in Progress

I knew I wanted some metal to break up the wood and that I would LOVE them to have a drawer and door for added storage. Kyler discovered that drawers are a pain in the butt to construct. The corrugated metal also isn’t the easiest material to work with, but of course he made it work.

Rust and Ruffles Barnwood Nightstand in Progress

After Kyler finished the hard part, we did a couple passes of light sanding and sealed it with a clear coat. We selected metal pulls that had a lacey leaf pattern to add a little Me to the Kyler. They also tied in nicely with our paisley print duvet.

Rust and Ruffles Barnwood Nightstand

One of the best things about reclaimed barn wood is its texture and slight variation in tones.  This specific batch has great patterns from the blades when the boards were originally milled.

Rust and Ruffles Barnwood Nightstand Detail

This was the finished product.  The barnwood looks amazing with the contrast of the vibrant green vintage lamp I rescued from a garage sale.  A couple coats of spray paint and a new shade made it the perfect addition to our bedroom.

Rust and Ruffles Barnwood Nightstand

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