A bedside story ~before and after

3:27:00 AM

After feeling oh so genius about making a nightstand from the tray and dress form, I ended up not using it. Don't feel sorry for her though, she's still much loved. I'll find something for her to do. 

Since the secretary is on the other side of the bed, I need something equally hefty on this side for some visual balance. Guess who I found?
grey dresser, pink dresser, DIY dresser

Well she's not actually hiding. Here she is presenting herself for a much substantial role besides being some awkward dresser along side a pretty vanity:
grey dresser, pink dresser, DIY dresser

She received the same technique I did for the secretary - grey paint, white dry brush, and a touch of pink.

grey dresser, pink dresser, DIY dresser

Love this color, I asked the paint "mixer" guy to add a bit of blue. So does this already count as French Grey? I've been seeing that color going around and it sounds so royal. Haha
grey dresser, pink dresser, DIY dresser

The lovely lamp that provides such moody lighting at night.
grey dresser, pink dresser, DIY dresser, turquoise lamp, teal lamp

With the help of some books, the lamps are now the same height.
grey dresser, pink dresser, DIY dresser, turquoise lamp, teal lamp

Here's the room before:

and here it is now:
grey dresser, pink dresser, DIY dresser, turquoise lamp, teal lamp
 Can you visualize my curtain wall with faux moulding behind the bed? I think it will be fabulous.

So that's my bedside story. It came out just the way I wanted, balanced, but not too matchy-matchy.

7 comments

  1. Looks great!! Can't wait to see it finished with your fab curtains :)

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  2. very nice! i like the lamp and the curtains :)

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  3. Looks great. You should make a tall headboard to balance the height of your nightstands. They aren't that hard to make. Here's a link to the one I did http://jandjhome.blogspot.com/2011/01/diy-upholstered-headboard-using-ikea.html

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  4. Thanks you all! :)

    @Jandjhome, yeah I'm planning to do something to balance the height of the bedside furniture, the bed looks so tiny between those two! Thanks for the suggestion.

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  5. Hi Elle - found you via Thrift Core. Your blog is amazing - loving your colour combinations and you have such a great eye. Will be following your renovation updates; you and your family sound really fun and positive.

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  6. Hi Elle!

    This is so awesome you do your own painting and creating totally cool.

    Armand Polanski

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  7. Hello Elle! I've been seeing your blog rank on Top Blogs since we're on the same category and I got really intrigued w/ your creations. I'm a homemaker and seeing mood boards for certain areas of the house is somewhat my therapy. And now it's official, I super duper love your blog, your creations & DIY. Now following you on Twitter too! P.S. Do you also design a logo & blog layout? Thanks!

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Thanks for dropping by. I'd love to hear what you think! :)

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