From Shabby to Cutie! | Organizing Made Fun: From Shabby to Cutie!

Friday, September 30, 2011

From Shabby to Cutie!

My cute, little girl had these tiny little nightstands I bought many years ago.  Well, storing her CDs, cassette tapes {yes, old school tapes}, and her other books next to her bed was a mess. So, I told her we needed to find her a set of nightstands for cheap, but were much bigger.  

She has a full sized bed that we use in there, as well, for when company comes to stay. So her room is our "guest room" and would be great to have larger nightstands.

On our vacation this summer to Big Bear {I've told you that mountain town has some GREAT thrift stores} we found a pair of nightstands of pretty solid wood, for $10 each! Pretty ugly, though! Orangey wood color. My plan was to paint them with white semi-gloss I had in the cupboard. But, at the last minute, I just couldn't! So, instead....

Yes, yellow! I was inspired by this little plant container I found for 50 cents at the thrift store. I found some left-over yellow paint from the kids bathroom and painted it yellow!

Then, I took these cute wall decals and decided to use them on the piece, too. I wanted to replace the ugly hardware with pretty crystal handles.  But, the hole openings on the nightstands were in a weird size and I couldn't find anything that would fit and was cheap! So, I found 8 wood knobs for $.50 each at the hardware store - hey, if I only paid $10 for the nightsand, I'm NOT going to pay more for the hardware! I even picked up a can of "berry pink" colored spray paint!

The result?

And from the front!

And I cleared coated it to protect the decals...

Last, here is a before and after! 

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She loved it! And it totally matches her personality! What do you think?


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