Living Room Progress

blue paint ideas
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.
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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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18 comments on “Living Room Progress”

  1. Eight for Eternity Reply

    I would love a tuitorial on the drapes, they turned out gorgeous!!

  2. David and Haylee Skaggs Reply

    Can you just come to my house and redo my living room to please?! :)

  3. 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?

  4. oops last post was by his wife michelle.

  5. 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!

  6. Sarah @ The Bird's Papaya Reply

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

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

  8. Kristina @ A Home Made by Kiki Reply

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

  9. The Autocrat: Haley Reply

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

  10. Rissa @ Hazel and Honeysuckle Reply

    Looking gooood! That robin's egg blue colour is just gorgeous!

  11. Kim @ Second Time Furniture Reply

    How fun! Love the color you chose!

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

  13. 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!

  14. Love the blue goodness!

  15. Krista @ While He Was Napping Reply

    Love the blue! And those drapes are gorgeous! I'd love for you to come share it at this weekend's party! Hope to see you there!

  16. I love the blue color! It's gorgeous! Good job!

  17. OH I love this! I wish my husband didn't hate turqoise. This is a FANTASTIC project. Great idea! I would be delighted if you would link this to my VIP party today!


  18. 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!

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