Simply White

March 22, 2011

My master bedroom just like the rest of the rooms in my home are moving at a slow pace.  We haven’t quite lived in the house a year yet and it seems like we’ve done so much but there’s also so much more to do.  When you buy a new house you learn quickly whatever was working in your last home usually doesn’t work in the new home!

If you look at the photo of what my master room looked like you will quickly notice that my nightstand on the right is way too small.  In our old room we had a platform bed so the table worked.  (Not so much now!)

I went to an auction awhile back and I ran across this side table.  Truth be told I didn’t totally love it but it was the height and the width I was looking for.

Here’s the things about auctions, you don’t always get a chance to look over the piece you’re about to buy.  I didn’t see this piece until it came up for bidding so I didn’t get to look inside.

To say it was gross is putting it mildly.  Seriously I almost just left the side table at the auction house.  Blech!!  But who am I kidding I’m totally not going to just throw money down the drain so I took it home.

The piece has sat in my workshop for almost 2 months, honestly I just didn’t want to deal with cleaning it out.  Finally I put on my gloves and got to work on it.  The amount of garbage inside of it filled up an entire kitchen garbage bag.  Did I mention blech!

I guess because I wasn’t really feeling the piece I didn’t want to put alot more money into it.  I also didn’t want to get too crazy on the paint technique, I wanted to keep it very simple.  I actually bought some hardware for the piece but quickly learned the original holes are not a standard size, which meant I would have to patch them up and sand them.  (Ummm…too lazy and just not into putting that much time into it!)  I ended up just grabbing 6 knobs from a previous piece and painted them.  I thought knobs might look neat instead of the usual pull.

I painted the piece and the knobs Benjamin Moore Brilliant White.

The result.

(As you can see the nightstands are closer to the same height now.)


Hopefully the bleach, hot water, soap and 5 coats of paint got rid of the blech!  Honestly I think it looks really pretty in the room and there’s lots more room to store all the things I need handy next to me!

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    1. Wow.. wow!! You make this look really really simple.. Im giong to share this on my FB page.. for everyone to be inspired..

      PS .. I love that night lamp .. its simply gorgeous!!

    1. Just beautiful. So simple and refreshing. You have a beautiful room. Thanks for sharing. Karie

    1. Wow! Way better look for the room and you’d never know it had such a sad life before. It’s a like breath of fresh air now.

    1. Sena, I’m so glad you got my post, I seriously felt like I had to burn sage around it to get rid of it’s sad life before me! LOL!! Thanks for stopping by!!

    1. Oh my! I love this! I think we have both been having the same problem with our bedrooms! I just can’t ever seem to get it perfect, UNTIL my husband and I decided to tackle our first bedroom furniture job and we built our bed! We love it and now all I have to do is add a few more accessories and it will be brilliant! I’d love for you to check it out over at!

      Have a wonderful day!

    1. I love your blue and white bedroom. It is so calming!! 🙂 And the table lamps are awesome… i need something like this!

    1. Looks lovely now! Sounds like it was in pretty bad shape when you got it! Well done for tackling it and not just throwing it away! 🙂

      Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
      Hope you have a great week!

      Jill @ Creating my way to Success

    1. love your room, the night stands look great. thanks for sharing this at my party!

    1. Very nicely done and it goes so well…I need one too the nightstand I have is way to small:)


    1. I serious love your house! You do such an amazing job!

      Thanks for sharing over at Tuesday Tell All.


    1. It looks so pretty! I love your lamp too. I am in the middle of decorating a little beach condo… I hit the thrift shops and get out the white paint for every thing!

    1. Sooo pretty! I am LOVING white lately, and your room looks like such a calm and peaceful sanctuary. That table fits beautifully!!!

      Thanks so much for linking to “20 Below Thursday”! 🙂

    1. I think I would dread cleaning that thing out too but it sure was worth it in the end! It looks fabulous!
      Thanks so much for linking up to my Catch a Glimpse party! 🙂

    1. The night table looks great. You can never go wrong with white but it is those lamps that have me going gaga. Love them. Thanks for linking up to Motivated Monday at BeColorful

    1. Laurie-

      Thanks for linking to Creative Juice Thursday. I hope to see you back this week {party starts @ 8pm CST on Wed. night}

    1. Gorgeous! You’re so right about decorations just not working from one home to the next, it’s tough!

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