Guest Room Nightstand
Awhile ago, I blogged about some changes I made to our guest room. I promised more information would follow. Probably I indicated that it would happen a lot sooner than this but it didn’t.
Today, I’m going to focus on how I spruced up a simple night stand ($35 at Target):
There it is, in the corner. It’s just a plain white three-drawer piece that was perfectly serviceable in its unadorned condition. But so dull…
I decided I’d use materials I had on hand to spruce things up a bit. For this project, I used lavender card stock, some scrapbook paper, and purple ribbon.
I started by trimming the accent paper down to the correct width. I used a really complicated formula to determine the width – size of paper divided by number of drawers. Yeah, rocket science.
Next, I attached the paper to the cardstock using double-sided tape.
I then used more double-sided tape to stick the ribbon and accent paper down to the cardstock before attaching the entire piece to the front of each drawer (again, I used the double-sided tape).
Here’s the finished product. See how much more interesting the drawers are now? This wasn’t a hard project and I think it made a nice difference to the room by personalizing the piece a bit.
I will say that my work isn’t going to withstand a lot of abuse but since we don’t have kids, that’s okay. There are countless more-permanent ways to achieve similar results but the point here was just to fancy up something boring. And if this piece goes into another room later on or I repaint the guest room it will be easy to customize the piece for its new home, wherever that may be.