Mirrored Side Tables

by | Dec 6, 2010 | Decorating, Holiday, My House | 42 comments

I have been working on my master bedroom for decades.  OK, about ten months, but it feels like decades.  I still have a naked curtain rod hanging, sparse wall space, a dresser that needs to be painted and all sort of things, but I’m getting there!  I was hung up on our side tables for a while.  I wanted pieces that provided good storage and were similar in size, if not matching.  It took a few months, but I finally came across a pair of 1980’s chest of drawers and knew I could make them work. 
This is the before.  Yikes, I know, but they were really sturdy.  I wasn’t crazy about the lines, but I immediately pictured them with a coat of white paint and mirrored drawer fronts and top. 
I love how they turned out!!  Very glam and not 1980’s at all.  I’ll write a follow-up post with the details, so stick around.  If you’re interested in making my bed canopy, you can find a full tutorial here

I also followed through on my idea for making a large “2” and “5” to add to my Christmas decor.  I made them out of purchased papier mache numbers, glue and German glass glitter.  I used the same method I teach in my Glitter Letter Tutorial

I like holiday decor that’s simple, subtle and elegant.  Just to add to the ambience, we’ve had snow flurries on and off for two days. I love this time of year. 
Miss Mustard Seed


  1. Erin

    Those stands are glam, but inviting, I love them. Love it all Marian!

  2. Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal

    Oh I really like how they turned out. Much more updated. Did you have the mirror cut somewhere?

  3. Red Door Home

    The mirrors are a great addition. I am looking forward to learning how you did it!

  4. Karen

    The side table looks great!I have a small cabinet that I'm converting to a side table.I want to mirror it but was stumped on how to do it inexpensively I can't wait for the tutorial.I thought about buying those inexpensive door mirrors but I don't know how to cut it.Anywho I know you always give good info. Thanks in advance!!

  5. Tonia

    I love those night tables. Did you cut the mirror yourself? If you did, please tell me the exact tool you used. I jave mirror that I have been dying to cut.

  6. Kim @ Cheap Chic Home

    The mirrored night stands are killin' me, Marian. I can't wait to see the "how to!"

  7. 16 Sassy Street

    Wow! What a transformation! The tables look great! I would have never thought of mirrors.

  8. m e g a n

    so pretty… all of it!

  9. Elements

    You have a great eye. They have turned out beautifully.

  10. sissie

    You really turned those side tables into pretty pieces. I love mirror furniture because it is so glamorous.


  11. Attempting Aloha

    Amazing! Can't wait for the details. This just might work for my girls' dresser. 🙂


  12. Anne Marie

    beautiful bedroom!!! if I use this idea for my own master bedroom, can I link this post from it to mine?
    Anne Marie

  13. Bring Pretty Back

    OH!! I must have mirrors on something! These look sooo fabulous!
    Have a pretty day!!!!!

  14. Holly @ Roller Coaster Life

    WOW I love those married side tables!! And I do not like that style at all normally! Maybe its just small amounts or mirror! They look fantastic!!

    And the numbers! Yep I like those too!

    Did you see the news? I may be moving to Atlanta.. =( Sad and happy at the same time!

  15. Funky Junk Interiors

    Hey, I also spot a new headboard in that pic too that hasn't had an official reveal! Good eye, eh? 🙂

    The mirrors are a stunning addition, something I wouldn't have conjured up in a million years. VERY originally you!


  16. Sarah AKA The Thriftress

    Those side tables are lovely! I can't wait to hear how you did the mirror. I am intimidated by having to have the glass cut to size…


  17. Urban Farmgirl

    Fabulous! I am going to have to try this on my next project! So awesome!


  18. Allison

    I love your tables, Marian. Very chic and glam! That is a beautiful transformation of that 1980's look. Did you cut the glass yourself? I'll look for your follow up post. I am anxious to read your details. The crystal knobs are perfect!

  19. Nancy

    Cute tables.

    Love your bedroom…it's beautiful!


  20. Danielle @ Savvy Chic Home

    wow I love them soooo much!! my favorite project yet. And good for you for not selling them 😉 they are perfect there.

  21. Sanctuary Home

    Those nightstands are awesome! You are a professional. (I am not worthy!…lol)
    Are you going to do a tutorial on them? We'd all love to see how you did the mirrors. : )

  22. SueAnn

    Love the night stands!! The mirror fronts really make them stand out!
    The room is amazing!!!

  23. littlethings1

    Love the night stands ! What an improvement ! The Mirror is just perfect touch , I think I may have to try this myself !!

  24. Alyssa

    Marian, if you have a moment, would you be willing to share the difference between German glass glitter and the usual stuff at a craft shop? I see you use the German pretty exclusively, and I'd love to know your thoughts on it.

  25. Beatnheart

    YOu are so creative. what a cool blog. stop on by…I’m having a GIVEAWAY…

  26. Nancy

    Oh wow, talk about glamour. Your bedside tables are to die for and I can hardly wait for the tutorial. What a great job.

  27. TLC_Designs

    GORGEOUS DIY! You're one talented gal 🙂

    *Tania @ Passport2Design.com

  28. Vintage Gal

    Love the nightstands. Reminds me of the glamourous twenties…LOVE THEM
    I also think the glitter numbers are perfect!
    Now you've got me thinging!

  29. priest's wife

    I just love those nightstands- so creative and beautiful- details, please!

  30. Cassie

    Oh! Those night stands turned out beautifully! You certainly have foresight! Lovin' the "25" too!

  31. Stephanie

    LOVE how those turned out … so chic!!! Can't WAIT for the tutorial on how you did the mirrors!

  32. The House of Healy

    I realize I'm just repeating what everyone else has said, but gosh, these are wonderful! What an amazing transformation!!!!!!! Thanks for the tutorial. I love me some mirrored tables, but they are way more expensive than I want! This is darling!

  33. The Painted Cottage

    The night stands are great! So classy!

    Loving the simple 25 too! Can't wait to see the tutorial on the stands! 🙂

  34. Abiola

    I can't wait to make those tables!! I have been obsessed with mirrored furniture for the longest. Looking forward to the tutorial. xoxo

  35. Amy @MaisonDecor

    Those are pretty nice Marion. I'll be looking for the how to!


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