Friday, June 29, 2012

Going Green

This spring I tackled a little DIY project with this TV stand I purchased last fall:
I have always wanted to paint something in my bedroom this green color (it matches the bedding) and when I found these drawer pulls at Anthropologie, on sale, I knew the TV stand would be the item I painted.
Before it got too hot and humid, I got to painting this bad boy out on my balcony

I usually use matte paints, but this time I went wild and went for the semi-gloss finish.  I absolutely love the way this turned out!  Just a fun pop of color in the corner of my bedroom.

With the leftover paint, I painted my desk chair so the color would be balanced out on both sides of my bedroom door.

I also got new bedside lamps.  The ones I had, one of them broke, like just stopped working.  So weird.
First I tried out these:
But then I returned them to Target because I just wasn't loving them.
Then I found the winners:

 I was skyping with my friend Annie and showed her the new lamps.  I told her I wanted to paint them white (they are clear), but she thought the clear looked good.  I wasn't sure at first, but now I love them clear!  I am so glad I didn't do anything to change them.
Also, you'll notice the different bedding.  One of my bffs, Leah, use to change out her bedding every 6 months or so.  I thought it was a great idea, so I copied her!  Changing out the bedding really prevents me from wanting to buy new bedding all the time.  My bank account thanks me!


  1. cute! I think everything looks great!

    I am waay to chicken to ever paint something, so my hat is off to you! :)

  2. Oh my goodness! My jaw just dropped ... that is the exact same green my dressers were when I was a little girl. Love it!!

  3. That is an excellent TV stand, Heather! Good job!!!