Hey there and happy Friday! It’s the start of the long holiday weekend and I’m excited for it to be here. For the first time since we moved in, we’ll be putting down our tools and enjoying the last weekend of summer. Our oldest daughter is visiting from Denver and we have plans to go to Asheville to explore. I’m really looking forward to relaxing and spending time with my daughter, I’ve missed her terribly. The only thing missing will be our youngest daughter, but we will see her in October.
Anyway…In my last post I shared the story of our mismatched lamps in the master bedroom and gave you a peek at my DIY industrial nightstand. Today I thought I’d share the transformation. It’s nothing dramatic, just a quick, easy and inexpensive DIY.
We only had one lamp and nightstand in our new master bedroom, and really needed to add more light, so we decided that a new nightstand and lamp would be an easy fix.
We’ve always been a “one lamp in the bedroom” kind of couple. Maybe that’s weird, I don’t know, but for one reason or another I’ve always had a nightstand and a lamp and the hubs has always had a small pedestal and his clock. This arrangement wasn’t working for us in this house though, so the search for a new nightstand and lamp was on.
I was able to find a lamp but had a bit more trouble with the nightstand. I looked online and scoured estate sales and thrift stores but couldn’t find anything I liked in the size I needed. Then I spotted this vintage typewriter cart under a bunch of heavy boxes at a garage sale.
It was rusty, old and dirty, but for $5 I figured I could find a use for it, not even thinking about using it as a nightstand. I brought it home, gave it a good cleaning and sanded the rust off when it hit me…I could use it for a nightstand (until I could find a proper one that fit our space). I took some measurements and it was just the right size, a bit on the short side, but otherwise a perfect fit.
I have no clue what I’m going to do in the master, so I decided that I would paint the “new” nightstand gloss white to keep things easy. A couple of quick coats and it was ready for it’s new life as a bedroom nightstand (for now anyway).
It’s different and quirky and a nice change from all of the wood. The hubs is happy with the change too.
I mean…I think he is, but you never know.
Now we are a “2 lamps in the bedroom” kind of couple.
Change is good. 😉
Do you need matching lamps in the bedroom? Check out what I did here.