Pink Nightstand

Carmel from Our Fifth House is back sharing her spray painted nightstand.  Who says furniture can’t be pink?  I love it and the story behind it is even better. If you are one who hates painting over wood avert your eyes – it is pink alright!

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Once upon a time there was a newly married couple who saved every last penny they could to buy their very first real grown-up bedroom set.  Remember when we bought furniture in sets?
Years later their style changed, and they no longer liked all the matching furniture. But, instead of getting rid of the furniture they worked so hard to save for (it has a lot of sentimental value), they updated the look of their bedroom with paint, new furniture hardware and bedside tables.  You can read the story of this room’s progression here.

As you can see the night stands were replaced.  The old ones sat collecting dust in a storage room for over a year until one day a can of pink spray paint came to the rescue.

And now one of these night stands has found it’s happily ever after in the room of a pink loving 6 year old girl.
The drawer pulls were replaced with brass pulls (Martha Stewart brand from Home Depot), and the drawers were lined with a geometric black and white fabric (Hobby Lobby).
A little decoupage or mod podge in the corners and around the edges keeps the fabric in place and keeps the edges from fraying.
I know this pinkalicious makeover is a bit controversial for some.  There are many in the school of thought that believe you shouldn’t paint “good furniture”.  I’m in the school that says you should do whatever you want with your furniture – especially if you saved every penny you had to buy it.   😉   I’d rather this nightstand live proudly in pink than collect dust in a storage room.
My little pink-lover is super happy with her new night stand that matches her chandy.  And I’m happy to be one step closer to finishing her room makeover.
So what do you think – is painting good furniture a no-no or a heck-yeah-way-to-go?  If you want to know what happened to the other night stand…….you’ll have to stay-tuned as it’s fate is yet to be decided.  😉

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