Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Color Block Nightstand

Although I finished decorating  my granddaughter Moussia's room a year ago when she went from a crib to a bed, there was still tweaking to be done. Her nightstand for the past year had been a pretty little side table that had belonged to my mother-in-law. It had been a dark mahogany color but when painted white looked great in her room. Now that she's a big girl (4 1/2!) she needed more storage. Where's a girl supposed to keep all those headbands?!

I've had this small nightstand for years. I bought it when I lived in New York back in the 70's at The Conran Shop when it was located in the Citicorp building. (For those of you who are under the age of 40, Conran's was sort of like Ikea before Ikea was in the States.) Since it's small, it was perfect for a child's room.

This is what the nightstand looked like pre-paint job:

After a light sanding, I gave the whole piece a quick coat of white primer.
After it was dry I simply painted the base and each drawer the chosen color. Her Marimekko duvet cover from West Elm is so graphic and bold, I decided to try a color block look. It made such a difference!

I used gift wrap to paper the inside of the drawers with a fun coordinating print.
Moussia is very excited to have such a fun piece of furniture in her room!

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