Tuesday, September 13, 2011

make me pretty- nightstands!

I've been on a mission to complete unfinished projects in my home, I have about... a million.  I feel like if I can tackle one room at a time, I'm golden.  I've always tried to keep my master bedroom a 'no kid zone' so I can rest and not worry about tripping over matchbox cars in the middle of the night.  I love my dark slate grey accent wall behind my bed and my grey & white vintage stripe bedspread from West Elm.  (no longer available)
A few years ago, I inherited a reject nightstand from a client and decided to use it in my own home.  It needed new knobs so this is what I found.
I have mismatched accessories on each side, partly due to my needs vs. my husbands, I think it's time to make them equally pretty.  Here are a few ideas I had...

Bungalow 5 Brigitte nightstand + Anthropologie crystal knobs

The Proposed Final Look!   Better get busy on a few DIY projects!   
  • Lamp shade- Shades of Light; $69 great price for a shade.  OR DIY the stencil on a simple white shade.
  • Vintage Lamp- family heirloom.  Just need to convince my mother give them to me!
  • Pom Poms- thinking I need to find good dried ones or make them out of string.
  • Grey glass vase- $69 from Bo Concept, not bad!
  • Frame- IKEA; easy and cheap.
  • Family Photo- got those in the bag, thanks to my sis!
  • Art- Loved this piece, maybe I can re-create it?! 
  • Ceramic Owl- I have a thing for birds, gotta have one in every room.


  1. Love this! Please do it! And the art is amazing.

  2. I found your blog via danielle oakey interiors and started following - I love this look! I'm about to try something similar with a couple of nightstands, spraying them glossy white and adding crystal kobs. Can't wait to see how your project turns out!

  3. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! You're inspiring me to get to work finishing up my unfinished projects!

  4. Emily, I love how you walk us through your steps of fluidly pulling together themes or colors. So much fun!

  5. The yellow gray white combo is sheer, cheerful perfection. Please do this and then share with us!

  6. Thanks for the encouragement ya'll! After major shopping yesterday with no luck, this may take longer than I thought! Patience I suppose. Can't wait to see final either!