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Remember this little nightstand I found at Goodwill for $6 that I posted about here. I also gave you a sneak peak here when I talked about painting hardware.

how to refinish a desk
Not so pretty…
painting old furniture
Well 6 months later I am finally posting the night stand and desk. Sorry it too me so long. lol.
furniture paint ideas
Here is the desk finished. I LOVE the blue. The color Robins Egg Blue by Valspar. A litte lot sanding, some prImer and  2 coats of paint made her charming again. I still need to paint the mirror, but that will be for another day. I’m thinking Black… what do you think?
I also gave my drapes a little makeover. They shrunk after I washed them from a little taco soup incident with my son’s friend (a.k.a. taco soup spilled across my entire floor, up the desk, Christmas tree, drapes and couch). I wish I took a picture. It was pretty hilarious..kind of. I guess it was pay back from my son breaking things at their house. ;)
picture of curtain
I spray painted the rods black and added ruffle/ric rac trim to the bottom of the curtains. Let me know if anyone wants me to write up a tutorial.
Well it looks like nap time is over… I’ll post the rest of the room later tonight. :)
Happy Tuesday!
** UPDATE: You can see more from the living room makeover here.
Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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18 Responses to “Living Room Progress”

  1. Kyle

    turned out super cute!i'm sure you have an electric sander if they exist and if they do do you know if you can rent them from lowes or home depot?

  2. Stephanie Vogel

    I'd love a tutorial on how you distressed your desk and end table. I wanted my daughters dresser to turn out like that and it didn't exactly. I could use a few pointers. Please!! I love the dark distressing and smudginess. Cute pink hammer!

  3. Sarah @ The Bird's Papaya

    LOOOOOVE that color of blue! amazing!! I need to get my hands on it NOW!
    You did a fantastic job!!

  4. ~Rosanne

    I would definatly say black for the mirror – it would pull it all together with the black drawer pulls on the desk.
    Very creative!

  5. Kristina @ A Home Made by Kiki

    I absolutely love that nightstand! What an amazing transformation!!

  6. The Autocrat: Haley

    Oh I am love with that desk!! I have been hunting for one. Both pieces look super fabulous!

  7. Toni

    I love the look of your curtains – so elegant and fancy. Please post a tutorial of how you did it!

  8. Cass

    Okay, so I just found your blog and gotta say…Love it! The Goodwill rocks and I am sooo going tomorrow after Kindergarten!!! (with my 6 year old, of course) Any, love your creativity for everything crafty! Thanks for the inspiration!


  9. Amy

    I have the same nightstand that I grabbed out of someone’s trash pile while driving my son home from a baseball game (I think he about died of embarrassment). Mine is painted a weird crackly mustard yellow with flecks of brown and red. I think it was a DIY project gone horribly wrong. Anyway, I’ve been looking at it for weeks trying to decide what color it wants to be. I think it now wants to be blue. I’m so copying you! Thanks for the inspiration!