It took me a while to find nightstands for our room. Ever since we’ve been married we’ve had mismatched nightstands, and I was the one who had the short or flimsy ones… But when I spotted these at my local consignment shop for about $30 a piece, I knew they perfect when met all my requirements! I needed nightstands to match our bedroom furniture’s retro style, I needed them to be skinny so that they could fit in the guest room when we eventually replace our bedroom set and transferred the furniture into an upstairs guest bedroom, and I needed multiple drawers. I kid you not, these are absolutely perfect. Well minus being pretty heavily worn and beat up…
This isn’t exactly a DIY post, because I’m not really giving any instructions, and if I were, they would be the exact same instructions that I gave for our yellow piano, but I really wanted to share the before and after of Anabelle’s little piano on here. Kevin and I found this piano while antiquing in Florida. It was beat up and it was old, but we couldn’t return home without it. At that point, we knew that we were painting the big piano yellow and I had been dying to paint something teal. (Kevin had snubbed teal multiple times till this piano came around.) I used the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Provence and then the clear wax. And unlike the yellow piano, this one only needed two coats.
By now, I’m sure you’ve all seen my yellow piano in the background all over my Instagram. I’m a bit obsessed with it! The contrast of the bright yellow next to my dark grey walls, is something that just can’t be ignored. And I just love anything that makes a statement! Especially such a fun statement!
This is what you call a quick and easy DIY! I found this piano bench in an antique store in Florida! Seemed a little tall to be a piano bench… But I knew it would work well as an end table! Spent a grand total of $20! So if it didn’t work where I had in mind, which it didn’t, then at that price, I knew I could find another place for it. It’s a simple shape that would work almost anywhere!