Sunday, November 13, 2011

Started the nightstand in the Big Bedroom Redo

Finally, I am getting started on my bedroom redo. My inspiration was a red bedroom in Country Living Magazine.

I've never painted a piece of furniture ......ever 

My sojourn begins.....

The first project is my nightstand. See my daughter's lovely sharpie scrawl? It's been there for y e a r s

 First, I took all the removable pieces off

The I started sanding with 100 grit sandpaper. Just a light sanding is all that is needed (or so the hubs told me) As I was sanding, I noticed a crack and some minor dents. The hubs said it gave it character but I decided I needed to learn to patch things

So I filled this crack and a few of the leg dings.

Tomorrow, I finish sanding and put on my first coat of......BURNT PEANUT RED.
I will miss having my nightstand for a few day. I guess a chair will have to do for another day or two. 
My next projects for this room will be to pick a wall color and make a padded headboard with a removable slipcover. I saw one online somewhere (before pinterest) with buttons going down both sides but I can't find it again....drat! I'm thinking toile like the foot stool???

Have any of you got any diy tips????


  1. Awesome! Can't wait to see your finished night stand and that headboard idea sounds fab!

  2. Burnt Peanut Red! Said it again....and I think it's going to be fab! Can't wait to see it all done.

  3. I love red. I think it's going to look great. Your inspiration room is beautiful.