The Hunt

“We’re going on a bear hunt, we’re going on a bear hunt….”

Ok not really, but I am on the hunt for some nightstands! Honestly, I have never had matching nightstands that I liked. I have either only had room for one, or had mis-matched ones. I am the first one to admit that I usually shut my bedroom door when I have visitors because all my decor energy and funds going towards common areas, not my master bedroom.

Well that alllll changed when I decided to DIY an upholstered headboard this past summer.

Before I had an antique wooden headboard but it was never was attached to the bed and was always a pain. After finishing this headboard it changed the whole look of the bedroom! The only problem was, after installing the headboard it made my nightstands look soooo puny. I wasn’t planning on keeping the nightstands I had in there anyways, but now I really have to do something about these tiny things.

The ones that are in there now are from Target at about $12 each. When I bought them I knew I wanted more substantial ones eventually.

Usually my favorite stores for home goods are TJ Maxx, Marshalls, and Ikea, but when I saw nightstands there that I liked they were a liiiiiitle too expensive for my thrifty taste!

The gray one below was $49.99 for one. Seriously, that would be $100 for the pair and they aren’t even solid wood!

This one was $79.00 for one. It was solid wood, but it wasn’t exxxxactly what I wanted and after only spending $35 total for my headboard I just can’t justify $160 for a pair of nightstands.

So I decided new just wasn’t the route I wanted to go. So this weekend I will be hitting up every thrift store I can think of looking for old, out-dated, ugly(but solid wood) nightstands that I can re-do. I’m thinking something like this…..


These old, forgotten pieces could be painted a fun color and they would look completely different. You could even remove those dated hooks before painting them.

Here’s where I hope to end up after a little elbow grease….

(all above pics via pinterest)

So much better, right?? It’s so amazing what a little paint will do!

Let’s hope I find what I’m looking for…

Anyone else re-doing furniture this weekend? Or on a search for yucky looking furniture at thrift stores? Do tell…

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  1. Oh my goodness. That’s what I’m on the hunt for now too!! We need nightstands, badly. These are some AWESOME options!!!

  2. Mom

     /  February 10, 2012

    I’ve been looking around for you. Nothing at Goodwill yesterday but they get new stuff all the time. I’ll keep my eye out for you.

  3. Marcy

     /  February 10, 2012

    I might be doing some thrifting tomorrow with Molly, I’ll keep my eyes peeled!


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