You may have noticed that I did not post about the guest room project last week. Or post about anything for that matter. I took a break. Do you do that? When life seems to be too full, but you want to enjoy it instead of feeling stressed? If not, do! I’m back and feeling good.
I’m joining the Inspired by Kate Spade Style Soiree today with these Shoreline Stripe-inspired nightstands. But why am I telling you this on a post about my guest room? Well let me tell ya.
We are repurposing our old master bedroom furniture in the guest room. This is one of the nightstands. As you can see, the top is not so pretty. I had a small accident with a bottle of finger nail polish remover. When it happened, I was bummed…a little…but more so for my hubby. He really likes the shape and color of these nightstands and looked forward to keeping them. The guest room is also his “dressing room” (doesn’t this sound better than just saying that the master bedroom closet is too small for us both), so I’m paying close attention to his style choices in the room re-do.
I thought maybe I could sand down the stain and refinish the top, but no luck. That pesky finger nail polish! So now what? Paint. Hubby is a big fan of all things beachy, so I thought a nautical-inspired paint treatment would be perfect. I knew that I could use lots of color here, because so much of the design plan focuses on neutrals.
When I saw this Kate Spade Shoreline Stevie Bag, I fell in love with the colors and stripey pattern. I decided to hack the pattern for my nightstands.
This project was easy, because I relied on acrylic paints and painter’s tape. (O.G. Sneak-Peek: see the unfinished closet in the background?)
Well, mostly easy. Paint that is the exact color of the painter’s tape made it a little more challenging.
I continued to add stripes, allowing each new color to dry completely before starting the next.
Here they are all painted up and ready to go. Sorry for the grainy pictures. I promise to have better ones when the room is staged and these lovelies are in their rightful place next to the bed.
I used two coats of matte finish polyurethane, though they look awfully shiny in this picture. What do you think? Do they look like the inspiration? Most importantly, the hubby loves them. Yay!
As I mentioned, the hit list for the O.G. hasn’t changed from the last time I shared it with you. But we are making progress on the closet and the painting, though slow. It’s all my fault. I didn’t measure well when ordering the closet components. But more about that another day.
Move everything back out of the room
Fix the plate for the light fixture/ceiling fan
Repair and sand the plaster on the ceiling and walls
Putty and sand the trim moldings
- Paint the ceiling, trim and walls
- Install the custom closet
- Sand and stain the floors
- Hang the ceiling fan
- Hang the curtains and blinds
- Move everything back into the room
Where is the half-strikeout button when you need it?
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