The dresser makeover for our nursery was a fairly big undertaking, however I have also been working on some smaller restyle projects for the same space. I’ve been wanting an end table and small lamp to put beside our glider. I found a wooden end table with good potential at Salvation Army for only $5.50. It had been poorly spray painted black, and I’m guessing that it was at one point bubblegum pink (as evidenced by the unpainted underside). As for the lamp, I opted to restyle something I already had on hand. This dated navy blue lamp has been in my husband’s possession as long as he can remember. It was sitting unused in our basement, and he gave me the okay to modernize it a bit so it was better suited for our nursery decor. Hooray!
I primed both the end table and lamp with Valspar spray primer. It nicely covered up the formerly dark hues, and enabled me to brighten them up. The lamp got a few coats of glossy yellow paint (the same Valspar Golden Abudance spray paint that I used on the dresser knobs). I swapped the faded navy blue shade for crisp white shade from Bed, Bath, & Beyond. I painted the end table ultra white with a semi-gloss finish to match the other furniture in the room. Here are the results!
Here’s a side-by-side before and after so you can get the full effect. Much better, don’t you think?
Here is a peek at what this corner of the room is looking like with the addition of the newly painted end table and lamp. I still need to figure out what to put on the blank wall space behind the glider.
Little restyle projects like these have allowed us to create a fun nursery on a very tight budget. The plentiful DIY elements of the nursery make me (and my wallet) so happy!