So far I have shared quite a few tutorials and info about the Epic Room Makeover. There are also a few of the really big projects that I am working on the tutorials for (and maybe a video or two) but today I wanted to share a little about the smaller things that don’t really need a tutorial but are hugely important in the grand scheme of things!
I found these nightstands at the DI (utah’s version of Goodwill) they were in 2 different parts of the store and the difference in the prices was CRAZY.
One was priced at $10.00 and the other was priced at $50.00. NUTS right? So what did I do? What I do best. I called one of the managers over and pointed out the craziness. He was so nice, he ended up selling them for $25.00 total. Did you know that most of the time all you have to do is ask? I don’t get a discount every time I ask, but its worth it when I do!
Look at their cute little feet and wheels!!
So first things first. Remove the hardware, tape the things that you don’t want painted and get to work. I painted these with Krylon’s Classic Gray. (ps for those of you who follow me on FB know that as I was cleaning out my garage I posted a question asking which color of spray paint you think I have the most of and Classic Gray is the winner!) Also I love how it looks pigeon toed!
I didn’t glaze them because lets face it, not everything needs to be glazed to be awesome. I love how they turned out and I wish I could find some more for my Master!
Now to the lamps. Oh the sweet, sweet lamps. They started out as your run of the mill sassy brassy thrift store goodness. Actually I had an impossible time finding a matching set but these were pretty dang close. And perfection is boring AND lame, so there ya go.
Now if you have followed my blog for more than 5 minutes you know that I am a Kilz primer and Krylon spray paint girl. But there are sometimes products that are better suited for stuff like this…Enter da da da!
Kilz is too heavy of a primer to use on something like this. Dual is PERFECTION in a can. Make sure you wipe them down really well first and get to spraying. I didn’t have Sun Yellow Dual but I did have white so I painted it white first and then Sun Yellow. One of my fave things about not using Kilz is that the lamps had a really high gloss to them. (Kilz will take that away, did you know that?)
The lampshades are from Ikea.
They come like this:
If you are going to put something on them now is the time. I used my Silhouette to cut out a man and a woman figure.
See the little holes? That is where the metal piece goes to hold it on the lamp.
So some people may wonder why. Why in the world did you put the universal sign for a restroom by these peoples bed?
To that I say, why not? Its fun and quirky and pretty hilarious. Adding a small touch of humor to a room makes it REAL. It makes people feel comfortable there. Remember my lampshade? And the pillow in my bedroom?
If you feel like you are struggling to make a space YOURS then adding something that you LOVE especially if its quirky instantly injects life into it. Try it, I triple dog dare you.