Happy Friday loves. Ever since I prematurely sold our nightstands in our big purge sale, I’ve been on a manic hunt for replacements. I knew it was going to be an uphill battle due to the space limitations on either side of our headboard. We were working with a mere 21″ and it wasn’t looking pretty. We had been using a garden stool on my side and an extra dining chair on Naomi’s, and we were in serious need of a more permanent solution….preferably one with some storage…..oh and they had to be really, really affordable since we had splurged on a custom closet in this space. I took to Craigslist, thrift stores, and garage sales in hopes of getting lucky. Things weren’t looking so good until I ran across this ad on CL yesterday:
Lets see: a pair of campaign nightstands for $20 that just happened to be 19″ wide….YES PLEASE! I didn’t have high hopes here, guys. I was fully expecting them to be in bad shape for that price, so I was very pleasantly surprised to see they were in really great used condition. The drawers worked well, they were solid wood construction with a wood grain veneer on the exterior, and the hardware was gorgeous. They would need a tiny bit of work, but I planned to paint them anyway. SOLD.
I’m not quite sure what color I’m going to paint them yet. It’ll depend on what color we decide to paint the bedroom walls. I know yall didn’t think I was actually keeping them beige did you? Seriously!? Naomi likes the thought of either navy or charcoal for the walls…something inky. In that case I’m inclined to go for something fun like fuchsia or chartreuse on the nightstands….then again I may stick with a neutral.
Who knows? Right now I’m just happy I was able to find just what we needed for practically nothing. I love a good Craigslist score. Have you scored anything awesome lately? Happy weekend friends. Until next time….