The Ever Evolving Nightstand Saga

A million years ago (ie. way back when here), I bought these little Ikea nightstands with grand intentions of making them over with fresh paint and new knobs and other great goodness. 

Then I went all paralyzed with the options (have you ever searched Pinterest for "Ikea Rast hack?" Yeah, you'll be scrolling for hours with the amazing results.) and couldn't decide how to refinish. Then I got a better idea... I wanted to use these for some really fun kids storage and I wanted to find "the perfect antique solid wood mismatched but-still-look-good-together nightstands" for us. 

Yes, my middle name is High Expectations. Needless to say, the great nightstand saga is still unfolding. Otherwise known as... we still have cheap, unfinished Ikea mini dressers next to our bed, years later. Woops. 

So in the mean time, I decided to make them look pretty. I gussied up the ol' Ikea piece with a shiny new gold lamp (Target), a pretty new abstract art print (Minted) and some other accessories (yes, like my college English textbook which I am, in fact, currently re-reading). I even added a little holiday flare with some sweet-smelling evergreen clippings stuffed into little corks. How cute would those be as place cards at your Christmas table? All of this added prettiness almost makes me forget that we're still talking about a cheapo piece of raw wood, yeah?!

Three cheers to Michelle for world's longest Ikea hack!


  1. This might be my first blog comment in a year. I'm almost hesitant to break my streak.
    I've had an ugly IKEA coffee table in my living room for over a year and a half, too. So I feel you. I FEEL you.
    That's all I wanted to say. That and the mini-trees-in-corks thing is darling, and if I had the motivation to decorate for Christmas this year, I'd be all. over. it. XO

  2. Such a cute cute idea with the wine corks and tree clippings. Love the art and lamp too!

  3. Love that lamp, it looks gorgeous. These three cork decorations are wonderful.

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