Emilee’s Nightstand

Do you remember when I found this at Deseret Industries about 7 months ago? Yeah, I had forgotten about it too. Until I was taking gardening things out of the garage and saw it in the back corner. I paid $5 for it and thought it would make a perfect little side table in Emilee’s room. I know it’s really dusty, it’s been in the garage for 7 months. I started by dusting it off then using a wet cloth to wipe it down. I sanded it just a bit, wiped it down again, then primed and painted it.

Can you guess what color I painted it? I love shiny black spray paint and lucky me, that is one of the colors Emilee wants in her room. She wants yellow, green and black. She definitely has particular ideas about her room. Hopefully our ideas will mesh well together. 

This is what it looked like beside her bed before the table. So sad, not even a place for her alarm clock to sit. And those sheers have got to go.

That’s much better! A place for her lamp and a vase with pinwheels. I painted that lamp just a few months ago. Now I need to think of something to do with the shade. Maybe decorate it with something yellow.

Also a lower shelf for her alarm clock and the current book she’s reading. She loves her new nightstand! Did you notice the new curtains? They were only $2 at Wal-Mart. They were on clearance because the packaging said there was only 1 panel in the bag. I was going to make a valance and some pillows out of it, but when I got home and opened the package, there were 2 in it. Woo-hoo! I decided to use them for curtains (since that’s what they are).  

There will be a lot of changes happening in her room, but mostly with things that are already around the house. There isn’t a big budget, not really even a small budget, more like a mini budget. So, a lot of paint will be used, things will be borrowed from other rooms, furniture moved around and a little sewing will be attempted.

Wish me luck! This may take a while for us to get on the same page.

I’m linking to:

Trash to Treasure Tuesday at Reinvented

DIY Day at A Soft Place To Land

Tip Me Tuesday at Tip Junkie

Penny Pinching Party at The Thrifty Home

Power of Paint Party at Domestically Speaking

Whatever Goes Wednesday at Someday Crafts

Show and Tell at Blue Cricket Design

Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage

Get Your Craft On Thursday at Life As Lori

Frugal Friday at The Shabby Nest

Creative Cats at Poppies At Play

Remodelaholics Anonymous Meeting at Remodelaholic

Saturday Nite Special at Funky Junk Interiors

Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps On The Porch

Thrifty Treasures at Southern Hospitality

Best DIY Projects of May at Beneath My Heart

Show and Tell FRiday at My Romantic Home

Before and After Party at Thrifty Decor Chick

Twice Owned Party at House of Grace

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{ 27 comments… add one }
  • Alyssa May 17, 2010, 8:57 pm

    This looks great! The bright colors on top of the nightstand really pop against the black!


  • Suzanne May 17, 2010, 10:12 pm

    Love the bright colors next to the black. So cute and practical too!

  • beth May 18, 2010, 4:00 am

    I love the black night stand…looks like something out of Pottery Barn!

  • Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage May 18, 2010, 6:05 am

    Gorgeous Leanne!!

  • sarah May 18, 2010, 6:58 am

    between the new nightstand and that FABULOUS lime green lamp and the cute pinwheels, this is such an interesting little part of the room! fantastic 🙂

  • Laura Ingalls Gunn May 18, 2010, 9:04 am

    Oh what a great DIY project. You are one clever and crafty girl.

    I just finished a project that took 23 years to complete.
    Come take a peek.

  • Billy May 18, 2010, 10:50 am

    Looking good. I totally love the name of your blog it makes me want to organize and decorate everything too. Next time you are in Cedar City try the Catholic Thrift Shoppe. (Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 to 4 behind the Zion Bank on Center and Main Street). I love it!

  • Whitney Ulrich May 18, 2010, 10:51 am

    That turned out so cute. I bet em loves it 🙂

  • Heidi - Heart and Home May 18, 2010, 11:46 am

    I like the color combo you came up with. The little table looks great in black. A great find, and very nice job!
    Heidi – Heart and Home

  • Pam @ diy Design Fanatic May 18, 2010, 7:14 pm

    The little table looks so cute! You did a great job!

  • Becky - Clean Mama May 18, 2010, 7:27 pm

    I LOVE it! I love shiny black paint too 🙂

  • gail May 18, 2010, 7:30 pm

    great job on the table! the room looks really nice.

  • Jennifer May 19, 2010, 8:51 am

    The table looks great! What kind of spray paint do you use? Anything special that makes it so shiny?

  • Pamela May 19, 2010, 12:30 pm

    The black just grounds everything and keeps it from looking too circusy. Really nice.

  • Suzanne May 19, 2010, 12:31 pm

    Black is the perfect color for that table!

    I think the colors your daughter chose are really a fun combination.

  • Pam @ Sallygoodin May 19, 2010, 6:28 pm

    The nightstand looks perfect in your daughter’s room and likewise the curtains. Bargains are beautiful! 🙂

  • kim May 20, 2010, 7:58 am

    I love that color green you used on the lamp and am impressed with your restraint by painting the table black. It all looks so lovely and clean!

  • Shanan May 20, 2010, 11:32 am

    Wow! You are so inspiring and I love what you’ve done with your daughter’s room! We have the same lampshade in our daughter’s room and I wanted to jazz it up so I simply grabbed a lavender colored felt tip marker and carefully colored in the bias-tape borders around the top and the bottom edges of the shade. It really made the shade look like it fit in with the rest of her room and took no time at all to do!

  • Andy Porter May 21, 2010, 5:07 am

    Looks great Leanne! I love her room colors!!

  • Lori May 21, 2010, 8:13 am

    It looks great.

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday at Life As Lori. Please join me next week for another great party.

  • Anita May 22, 2010, 12:32 pm

    The nightstand turned out great. And what fun colors she decided on to use in her room. She has great taste!

  • Shelia May 23, 2010, 7:51 pm

    Oh, your little table turned out so cute! Love it that there’s a little shelf underneath too!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  • Sandi ~ A Cottage Muse May 24, 2010, 3:11 pm

    The table turned out just great! Love the colors she has picked…fun and full of energy! Your blog looks so great ~ I am sure whatever treasures you find around the house you will make fit in just perfectly! Very happy I stopped by!

  • Merrie May 25, 2010, 4:32 pm

    That’s so much better! What a difference a few little changes make.

  • Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish May 31, 2010, 10:22 am

    Love it! I need one just like that for our guest room!

  • missy June 9, 2010, 10:16 am

    Tell me more about the yellow flowers on the window, please. Love your blog!!!

  • Bonnie @ House of Grace June 28, 2010, 10:04 pm

    I just featured you!!!

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