Tuesday, February 12, 2013

my little nightstand....has the sweetest smile

Actually, it's Philly's nightstand.  And it used to match our horrifically ugly bedroom set that will be unveiled in an upcoming post. The makeover on this particular piece was really by happy accident.

Or mistake.  Oops.

We'll just say that when I planned the makeover for all three of our ugly bedroom pieces, I miscalculated my supplies which left Nighty out in the cold...so to speak.  Instead of getting the additional supplies I needed, I decided to just wing it with some paint and fabric so all three pieces wouldn't be (as the professionals say) "matchy-matchy."

And now for something completely different.

The Original Mr. Lackluster.

Remember my cute little lamp above from my lamp makeover??

I took off the hardware and went to work with some basic primer and paint.

I have no idea why I don't have a picture of the body of the nightstand primed...Just picture it kinda white-ish.

I wanted to do something fun with my drawers, so I used some leftover metallic paint from my kitchen switchplates, and my leftover drop-cloth fabric from my
DIY drapes!

Then I painted the body of the nightstand a nice creamy color, and Philly helped me put on new Oil-Rubbed Bronze hardware.

Instant gratification.

See the fabric insert?  I just cut to fit and spray-mounted on before drilling the holes for the new hardware.

I actually thought it looked a little too perfect (bland), so I washed some darker paint into the "grooves" to give it a little more depth.

  Before and After:


Folks, if you hate it, PAINT it!!!

1 comment:

  1. I think I like this better than the other make over! Sorry! They are both beautiful but I LOVE the silver accents! I'm going to have to try this when I paint my ugly bedroom set!


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