May 5, 2009
Two days ago, I was discussing nightstands with my cousin Jeannie in Tucson and telling her how much I want to replace mine with one of these Terrific Trios from Ballard Designs.
Then I saw one on Craigslist this past weekend and quickly snapped it up for $25. TOTAL SCORE ! It includes the 30” table, the custom fit tablecloth in ivory, and the glass table top. This triplet retails for at least $130 for just the basic cloth.
Before, I had two small pieces operating as storage, a nightstand and an old end table, where I stored all of my reading materials. It was cluttered and not attractive.
I can’t really afford to go out and buy new lamps at this moment, so I just spray painted the old ones with Rustoleum Antique Bronze.
Then I also spray painted a brassy gold frame I had with the same Antique Bronze spray paint, then added by hand a bit of toned down gold paint for an antiqued look.
The bronzed lamp is a big improvement and the picture frame nicely compliments.
A Ballard Designs Terrific Trio to call my own:
The Before and After:
And if you lift my skirt *** tee hee hee *** there is a secret stash of all of my favorite magazines. I can rest easy tonight.
One final note, if you like that headboard in my master bedroom, you can read about my custom fabric covered headboard with nail head trim in this DIY post.
Nighty night !