Monday, October 1, 2012

Day 1 Night Stand

“What do you collect?   What favorite things have you accumulated over the years that you now lovingly display around your home? I hope you collect something that you love with a passion.”  Sarah Ban Breathnach
The past several years I have tried different tables and nothing has ever felt right to me.  This summer I was on a quest to find a nightstand for myself.  My husband talked me into using an old desk because it matched that our bedroom set.  I like the big space on top however I did not like the openness on the bottom.

I thought it would be great if I could put two baskets underneath.   Off to Target I ran to get two baskets.  I was excited about my idea,  however, only one basket fit.   I had a hard time arranging my books on it as well.
 Then one day my son, Andy,  came home and wanted that old desk for his apartment.   He needed a small space for this computer. 
So I let him take the desk and I put my stuff on my wicker hamper.
 A few weeks later,  I found a wonderful table at World Market the only problem, it needed to be painted white.

It took me a couple of weeks to get it painted white and put together.  Today I added contact paper to the drawers and some decorative paper to the front of the drawers. 
Now when I walk in my bedroom I see something I truly love.  The nightstand brings me some pleasure knowing all the hard work and love I put into the project. 

The nightstand is now home to all the little things I like to have near me at night. 
My pencils and  pens for writing in my calendar and books

Post Its for important Notes

Lotion and Lip balm

My Notebook of favorite quotes from books

My basket of favorite books

And best of all it is all organized and neat just the way I love things.


Bobbie said...

I love this topic! And Im looking forward to your 31 days!!

Ashley said...

Yay for painting furniture! I can't wait to paint some pieces for my house... but first I have to get the house. :p