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Easy-peasy DIY Project: Nightstand Makeover

Over the weekend, I finally tackled a super easy project that I had been considering for quite some time, and revamped my bedside table.

Bye-bye flowers!

Bye-bye flowers!

This particular piece of furniture has been my trusty alarm clock holder for several years, and while it has served it’s purpose fabulously (not breaking when I attempt to Hulk-smash the alarm clock in the morning), I thought it was time for a change.

Instead of rushing out to purchase a new piece of furniture, I decided a little paint and some elbow grease would eliminate the hand painted flowers that are better suited to the bedroom of a 10-year-old girl than a grown-up.

A trip to the local Home Depot was in order to collect my supplies. I knew I’d need to invest in a paintbrush or roller, a paint tray, and of course, the paint itself. Prior to arriving at the store I wasn’t set on a specific color, but wanted to keep it a little neutral and still be pretty.

After staring at the paint chips for about an eternity, I decided on grey or silver… and never realized just how may shades of grey exist. About to give up hope and head for home, a pretty metallic color caught my eye, and I knew I had found my right shade of grey.

I grabbed a small can of primer, gathered the rest of my supplies, and was on my way home to start the project.

Before I could start painting, I had to prep the area (cover the floor with newspaper since I was painting inside my apartment– hope that’s allowed in my lease agreement 🙂 ), and sanded some of the old paint off.

Waiting for the paint to dry was the hardest part...

Waiting for the paint to dry was the hardest part…

Once I got started painting, it was super smooth sailing, and after waiting for the paint to dry, it was completed and back in place in one afternoon.

I’m pretty pleased with the finished result, and recommend this easy project to anyone with some furniture that could use a makeover.

I did get a little nostalgic over the first brush stroke that covered the flowers I’d grown so accustomed to, but now that it’s back in my bedroom I’m so glad it’s done.

Now that I have the basic painting supplies I’m tempted to tackle some more craft projects on my list, but think it might be best to wait for some consistently warmer weather before attempting anything larger than a tiny table.

Responses (2)

  1. Mel says:

    I think it turned out great! Very chic.

  2. […] I had pictures of the table before I painted it a few months ago, I showed them to her for confirmation that we had in fact purchased matching bedside tables […]

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