DIY

DIY : Bedside Table Makeover

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Sometimes when you're deep into a long home reno and have about twenty different big projects going at once, you hit these points where you think, "I just want to finish SOMETHING!" Well that's where I've been at. Should I be scraping wallpaper from the hall instead of worried about how ugly our bedside table is? Yep. But here I am.

I grabbed this not-so-pretty table from a thrift store after being on the hunt for something for a few months and coming up empty (we only have about a foot from our bed to the wall, and I really wanted something with a little drawer to hide all of my junk). So when I came across this for $5 I just grabbed it, still hoping I might find something a little cuter in the future.

But I didn't. And now that our bedroom is finished it really felt like it was sticking out like a sore thumb, so I thought I might as well try to give it a little makeover. Honestly though, I can't believe how cute it turned out! I actually love it now and have officially stopped the hunt for a replacement.

The best part is I spent less than an hour in total working on it.
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BEFORE & AFTER

Before & After : DIY Bedside Table Makeover

Isn't it crazy what a little paint and a new handle can do? We actually had these pulls left over from redoing our kitchen cabinets, so I really only had to buy a little paint! Everything else we had one hand, but if you're looking to give a piece of furniture a little facelift you can easily grab everything you need at Lowes or Home Depot.

How

The hardest part (and I use that term lightly, as it was a breeze) was changing out the pull on the drawer. If you're looking to do the same you could opt to go with a pull that fits in the hole from the original hardware, in which case you can skip the wood filler and drilling new holes!

  • I started by removing the old pull, filling in the hole with wood filler, and letting it dry overnight.
  • Then I sanded the wood filled hole, drawer, and entire table down. I started with a very coarse sanding sponge and worked my way down to a fine one.
  • For the hardware: My new pulls were 5" so I found the center of the drawer and then made marks 2 1/2" out from the middle on either side, being careful to keep them straight. I then sat the new hardware on my drill marks to make sure they lined up and everything looked good before drilling. Then I went ahead drilled the holes using the marks I made. Easy peasy.
  • Clean Clean Clean! I always make sure everything is super clean before I paint.
  • I used just a basic paint brush on all of the edges and corners, and then used a mini roller to go over everything (these are my go to for cabinets). The paint I went with is Sherwin Williams Carbonized, and I ended up absolutely loving it. It's a nice deep grey. I did about 3 coats of paint and used about a half of a quart of paint in all.
  • Once completely dry I attached the hardware (This is the pull I used in the 5" size). And that's it!

I'm telling you, it's a breeze. So if you have a piece of furniture you've been feeling a little so-so about, try and give it a quick makeover!

Fine and Feathered Blog : DIY Bedside Table Makeover

Of course, once it was looking so cute I couldn't resist adding some artwork to this corner and a plant, becuase I truly believe every surface in our house probably needs a plant on it.

Fine and Feathered Blog : DIY Bedside Table Makeover

Crazy Plant Lady Free Printable

Fine and Feathered - Crazy Plant Lady Free Printable

Lately I've been feeling that itch to redecorate a little. Or really, just do some new styling around the house. Our house has been in renovations since we bought it, so for the most part I haven't gone too crazy with decorating since I figured it will all have to be moved or changed anyway. Now that we're slowly starting to actually finish rooms, I have really been thinking about art for walls. I am not the kind of gal who drops a ton of money on things like pictures, so I have been opting to make my own whenever I can.

As you may now I am 100% that crazy plant lady. I can barely walk out of Home Depot without a plan being in the cart, so I thought it would be fun to make a little art dedicated to my "crazy plant lady" ways - and now you can download and print it for yourself!

Crazy Plant Lady Free Printable

I printed mine out on cardstock, but you could also print it on a little bit of watercolor paper and add a splash of color to it :)

Fine and Feathered - Crazy Plant Lady Art Free Printable

(Crazy) Easy Mini Plant Stand DIY

Mini Hairpin Leg Plant Stand

To say I'm addicted to plants may be the understatement of the year. I'm full on #crazyplantlady and proud of it. I mean, how can you resist them, especially those super cute mini succulents. Heart eyes for days.

Another addiction of mine? Hairpin legs on furniture. I mean, come on. So when I was Home Depot with my hubs the other day I was fascinated when I found mini copper hairpin legs - what! Turns out in reality they are actually pipe hangers, which is a lot less exciting, but in my mind they were hairpin legs all the way and I needed to have them. Should I also mention they were 70 cents? yeah.

Easy Plany Stand Tutorial
Plant Stand DIY
Plant Stand DIY

What you'll need:

  • 4 Copper Pipe Hangers (found in the plumping supply section of your hardware store)
  • 12x5" Board, 3/4" or thicker (I used some reclaimed wood for a more rustic look, but you can also buy new!)
  • Hammer

Carefully hammer in your "legs" (the pipe hangers) one inch from either end on the long sides of your of your board, and there ya go! I was actually surprised at how much weight mine could take, however I would definitely be careful and stick to the nice lightweight mini plants and avoid putting too much weight on it.

Seriously so easy.

Mini Hairpin Leg Plant Stand DIY

3 Easy Thanksgiving DIYs to do this Weekend

Pumpkin Puree

If you haven't made your own pumpkin puree from scratch before, you have to try! It's super easy, and so tasty. Don't have a food processor? No problem, I use my little ninja blender and just do it in smaller batches. The best part is how pumpkin-y your whole house smells, and also the bragging rights when you can say you made the whole pumpkin pie completely from scratch! Gotta love bragging rights. 

Autumn Leaf Coasters

Looking to spruce up your table? (Spruce! Leaves! Get it? yeah, sorry) These adorable little coasters only take a couple minutes to cut out, and they are a super adorable addition to any table.   

Simple Burlap Table Runner

Got 5 minutes? that's all it takes to put together this super easy burlap table runner!