I finally found the time this weekend to finish up (well, almost anyway!) the makeover of the nightstands in the guest room.
Once upon a time, they looked like this:
Eek! I know. And what a terrible picture...
I decided they would look a lot better in a lighter color, so we sanded them down and chose a super-pale spring green paint. We got new hardware from Lowes, and they're looking so much better now!
The only snag in the plan was the back of the nightstands. Since they were cheapo Ikea ones, the back was a particle board that I'm sure wouldn't take well to being painted. So instead, I decided to find a fabric to cover them in before I nail them back on. I think it would create some great visual interest and make them truly unique. However, I'm having some problems finding the fabric that apparently only exists in my head. Not a big deal though, they work without it for now, and it gives me time to find exactly what I want.
Here they are in the room now- much better picture! And they give it a great feel- more the French country I was going for, and less American country.