At any given point throughout my life, I may have told you that all of the following things had cooties:
- mattresses found on the side of the road.
- the mangy evil cat that keeps scrounging through our garbage can.
- the color red.
But obviously I have changed my mind about some of those things, with the exception of the mattresses and the gross cat, lest you think I adore all curbside finds and all felines. That’s a negative. Anyway, I’ve continued
being insane making red the accent color in our bedroom (following the gallery wall and the knobs on my desk makeover) with our new nightstand lamp.
You can probably predict what I’m going to say next: I got the lamp from a thrift store, it was $7, I spray painted it with Krylon metallic, gave it a new shade, blah blah blah, you-can-tell-this-story-in-your-sleep-Erin-please-just-buy-a-new-lamp-for-once-in-your-life. (No.)
The shade was just a plain white drum shade from Target that I attached some red grosgrain ribbon to using spray adhesive.
But I bet you can’t predict what I’m going to say next regarding our nightstand.
Or maybe you can, because maybe you are a part-time wizard and you have a crystal ball in your basement, or maybe you have a paper fortune teller lying around from the time you thought boys had cooties.
You see, you might be able to tell that our nightstand was once a cabinet that, um, I got off the curb (so much for being unpredictable with this one)…BUT can you guess what the top was made of?
I’ll give you three choices:
- wood from the hardware store
- silk from the nests of cooties
- the top of an old TV tray table
If you guessed cootie silk, you are
…unless cooties are often recruited to make TV tray tables. Because that’s what it is: the top of a TV tray table that was left in our old apartment. When I realized that it fit the top of the cabinet perfectly, it was a lightbulb moment. There may or may not have been fireworks and streamers and Shania Twain singing “From This Moment On.”
Our bedroom is finally coming together, because I’m finally in the stage where the little stuff is getting added, like pretty flowers.
Believe it or not, the corner with the nightstand is the same corner that the arrow is pointing to in the photo below. Yikes.
And for another yikes, if you’re wondering what our nightstand used to look like, take a peek inside our new nightstand…
…and now picture all of that on a nightstand. Seriously, nightstands without storage are useless. I need a place for my tissues and lotion and lighters. Doesn’t everyone?
Are there any colors that you used to think had cooties? Who wishes we’d kept the birdhouses and fence? All wizards in the audience, can you tell me what I am going to make for dinner tonight? Thanks.
P.S. Random Acts of Craftiness is becoming bigger by the minute. And I am getting more excited by the minute. Go here if you don’t know what I’m talking about and want more information…I’m hoping to have more details solidified by the end of this week!