Monday, September 6, 2010

oh what a night...

Labor Day turned out to be quite a weekend for projects. In the coming week, you'll see a few things I have redone in the bedroom, bath and some new kitchen decor. I know I said I found my true love last post, but I really, truly found my true love two years ago and this weekend we embarked on our greatest project to date... we got engaged!!

I am lucky enough to have the sweetest, most caring boy in the world want to marry me. His proposal was thoughtful, sweet and amazing. I am on cloud nine.

Needless to say, the weekend got off to a great start. So on Sunday, I was inspired to take on some projects in our house I had been putting off. The bedroom is a mish-mosh of different colored wood furniture, so I wanted to give it a cohesive look. 

I took on the nightstand first. 

This $20 craigslist find has amazing detailing. I removed the hardware, sanded and got to priming. My new best friend Marcus at Home Depot tinted the primer to a grey for me to make it easier to paint black. Marcus saved me a ton of recoating time.

After a few coats of semi-gloss black and coat of spray lacquer to protect and give it shine, my nightstand has a new look. 

Excuse the lack of a bedskirt, the bedroom is a work in progress. 

The handles were a tarnished brass. I haven't gotten new hardware yet, so I took out the aluminum colored Krylon paint and gave them a few coats. Not the final look I want, but a good compromise for the moment. 

The nightstand and its companion piece (which you'll see later this week) really make the room feel more streamlined and less cluttered. 

A fresh new bedroom sanctuary - a great way to start off our engagement! 

Hope you all had a great weekend too. :)

1 comment:


Wow - that looks awesome! Congrats again and see you tomorrow!