Campaign Style Nightstands from MegMade
For the past few months, I’ve been chucking away at our master bedroom to-do list. In fact, for a while there I was on a roll. New rug, dresser, window treatments…check, check, check!
But when it came time to find new matching nightstands for the space I was at a standstill. I searched everywhere. Online, in stores, flea market, antique shops…legit all over the place. I knew what I wanted (white, 3 dressers, large but not too large, contemporary) but I just couldn’t find anything that wasn’t waaaaay out of my budget.
That’s when I had the brilliant idea to visit MegMade here in Chicago. MegMade is a small-business owned and operated by Meg and her husband Joe.
Image via MegMade
The couple started painting furniture back in 2012, and have since sold over 3,000 pieces which they ship all over the country. They’re an amazing couple, with 2 adorable little ones. Gotta love small family-owned businesses…especially when they’re run by friendly folks like these two.
They have a storefront here in Chicago, and it’s filled to the brim with gorgeously painted furniture pieces.
I visited the shop looking for 2 matching nightstands that might work for our bedroom. Even though everything was drop-dead-gorgeous, I didn’t find anything that quite fit the bill.
That’s when Meg showed me to her huuuuuuge warehouse of furniture finds. All pieces waiting to be claimed and refinished to your liking. Knowing her inventory inside & out, Meg led me to 2 campaign style nightstands that she thought would work for our bedroom. She explained how you can then completely customize the furniture. So I picked out a color, a finish, and left the store with a big grin on my face.
Fast forward a couple weeks…and my nightstands were painted & delivered right to our front door. I could hardly contain my excitement when they arrived.
Out with the old nightstands…and in with the new!
I’m obsessed with these beauties. The sleek white finish is so professional and they literally shine.
They even buffed up the gold dresser pulls…
…and the gold brackets! I’m loving the glam look.
They’re pretty big for nightstands, but they work really well in this space. And I love all of the extra storage…6 drawers total!
There is also tons of room on top for accessories, bedside essentials, and our large table lamps.
In terms of styling, I tried to make each nightstand pretty symmetrical. Lamps on both, and frames hanging on the wall. Then lots of pretty accessories with storage for jewelry, and some night-time reading options.
To add a sentimental touch, I framed a letter from my great-grandmother and put a thick mat around it. I love looking at it every morning when I wake up to start my day. A little bit of family tradition and history right at my fingertips.
I did have to move a few things around the rest of the bedroom to make space for these larger nightstands. But they’re well worth it.
We’re in the home stretch for our bedroom.
MASTER BEDROOM TO-DO LIST:
New, large rug Replace nightstands with matching ones Hang art or mirror over the bed Change up a few of the bed pillows New bench that is more proportionate
- Sell 1 dresser & instead do vanity/work desk area
Add personality on nightstands/dresser with accessories
- Hang art & frames on walls
Add bamboo shade to window Add curtains to sliding doors Replace black dresser
In January, I’m planning to tackle those last few items on our master bedroom to-do list (bring on the work space area!) Until then, you’ll find me lovingly staring at our 2 new pieces of bedroom furniture. Heart eyes on repeat over here.
I’m Casey Finn, the voice behind The DIY Playbook. I’m married to Finn & mom to Rory and Ellis. Together we’re creating our dream home in Chicago, one DIY project at a time.