Awesome Nightstands

Woo Hoo!!! I finally pulled myself together last weekend to work on a pair of long overdue nightstands project.  Apart from my usual excuses such as running errands, bossing my kids around, catching up on the latest household chores.., the real reason I procrastinated was because I was clueless.  I did not have a clue as to what I should do to these uninspiring pair of vintage nightstands...

Until one day I was browsing at a local Chapters bookstore and came across these adorable mugs.  I just fell in love with the saying "Be awesome today".  While these three simple words might not look like much, I think when given the right moment, they can be very motivating.  And on that fateful day at the bookstore, the design idea for my vintage nightstands was born.

Since I only shop from mistint paints, rather than having to choose from tens and hundreds of colors, my life has been made easy with the few color options that mistint has to offer.  I found this dark purple color at Rona and was rather intrigued by it.  Decided to name it "midnight purple" and thought I would give it a try on the nightstands.  I went with the gold as the accent color.  I also dry brushed the gold on a few places, particularly around the corners, to give the nightstands a "fake" distressed look.

And fast forwarding to a few days of sanding, prepping, painting, free hand drawing and lettering later, here are the new vintage nightstands.

And in case you were wondering, it was my 11 years old daughter who helped me come up with the words "Be Awesome Tomorrow" for the other nightstand.  What better way to wake up than with the words "Be Awesome Today" and finish off an awesome day with the words "Be Awesome Tomorrow".

With Christmas fast approaching, I'm sorry to say that this might very well be my last blog post for the year 2014.  Until next time, happy thanksgiving, Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all who stumble upon my blog. 
Updated on Nov 19, 2014:  Do the nightstands not vaguely remind you of a box of Purdy's chocolate ;)


  1. Hi there! Coming over from Do Tell Tuesday link party. Love the two tone nightstands :)

  2. I saw your tables at the Share Your Cup Thursday party. Love the makeover you gave them, especially the cute graphic!
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

  3. Love the graphic! What a fabulous day it would be if we all did this each and every day. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.

  4. How cute & unique! Great job!