Friday, May 4, 2012

2 Down, 2 to Go

As you may remember in this post of yore, I scored some sweet goods on Craigslist with the intention of re-inventing them for our house. 

Well, I have successfully completed item number 2 of the 4 I purchased.  This guy!

With a little sanding, cleaning, priming and spray painting, I was left with this.

Just a few facts, the top of this nightstand is white melamine, so I did not paint it.  It was in good shape after some cleaning so I just taped it off with painters tape to prevent over spray.  Also, melamine is not the easiest thing to get paint to stick to. 

I replaced the knob with this pretty mercury glass one I scored at Home Goods a while back.

The inside of the drawer was not in great shape, in fact it looked pretty darn gross.  It had some staining in the bottom of the drawer. 

So I drug out some of my leftover wallpaper from the dining room project and cut it to fit in the bottom of the drawer.  The wallpaper had ready to use paste on the back, so I just wet the paper and applied to the bottom of the drawer.  Voila, a perfect fit with the perfect amount of adhesion. 

All in all, it was a quick, simple, inexpensive ($10 table, paint and primer I had on hand) project that makes a big difference for me.  The new table is much bigger over all.  The top affords much more space for my reading material, which are often times rather large hardback books, (I'm reading The Passage by Justin Cronin, and I am totally into it) along with my alarm clock and telephone.  It also provides some space for some pretty things like a vase (that will someday have flowers in it) and a candle with our monogram on it.  And, can you spy my helper behind the curtains?  Remember you can't see her if she can't see you. 

The transition is happening slowly in this room, we went from this...

to this.

And still, there is work to be done.  A new headboard, re-paint the walls, something fun with the curtains and a small bit of convincing my husband that he would really enjoy a new nightstand courtesy of my Craigslist finds.  I will be slowly working on the latter.


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