Reclaiming Vintage Nightstands with New Hardware (DIY) …..
Ok, the jig is up!! I love all things vintage ya’ll, it just has so much character, story, and charm. I am going to give you a peek of my bedroom, only partial peek though. There is always something going on with me, or a resalvage project taking place. Currently, I am working on painting an armoire dresser in my room painting it white, to match the rest of the furniture. Sometimes I get the question of when did I start doing “DIY”, well may be the last 5 years I have put a lot of time into it tremendously. Furniture means so much more to me when there is a story to tell behind it, and not just picked up off of a showroom floor. Don’t get me wrong I love showroom floor furniture, but it becomes even more timeless when it was once pretty.
Giving Old Pieces Life Again…….
It is very nice when you can give old pieces of furniture life “AGAIN!!!! This bedroom set belonged to my mommy, and in my eyes it is priceless in treasure. She is gone too soon, but never forgotten. We decided to take these pieces and restore them, to my bedroom decor. I love clean lines, and white makes me feel calm, soothing, and almost as if I could get all my goals done for the day in this bedroom.
One question I always get asked is, how do I keep my bedding white, and you wouldn’t believe Jerral is better at it than I am. (LOL). Here is a peek at my bed, and the headboard on it was a “DIY”, a tufted headboard that I wanted so badly.
These nightstands have a glass top on both of them, but they do clean very easy. I love them both, and they are so dainty too! I did paint both of these nightstands, and thought they turned out really well too. As you can see this nightstand sits on hubby’s side of the bed, and there are no knobs, and a broken handle too. There is a lot of gold colored things around my house, so I decided on a creamy gold vintage colored knob naturally.
As you can see these nightstands have take a beaten over the years. I lost my mom in 2008, and they stayed in the house for a while, and then I asked my dad for the furniture to have for memories and safe keeping. This actual set comes in a set of 4 includes 2 nightstands, armoire, and dresser with no mirror. There is a very long story behind all of these pieces, and I can tell you that on my other post once I am done painting the armoire white. It is definitely a beautiful story to tell, with so much history behind it.
This is what the nightstands looked like before the knobs were replaced. I only replaced the two knobs, not the pull handle. The pull handle has so much character, and I did not want to get rid of them. The other dressers in the room, have the same pull handles, and I love them. Here is a look at the dresser, with the new hardware. I painted, and replaced hardware all in the same day.
He just used the drill to do the work, which is super easy,and I love the effort on his part. My hubby is always willing to help me , at any time and that makes it even more special for me. I wanted to show you some of other vintage knobs that I love. (Check them out below)…
When it comes to home decor, I don’t create a lot of fuss. I try to keep things simple yet, US! I love a good challenge, and want my home to be a reflection of our character. My family sways in and out with me as I decorate, change, and keep things on the upbeat around here. I am currently in the process trying to complete my formal dining room. It’s a definite project but oh so worth the wait.