Bright Numbered Nightstand With Stripes

Lately I have been getting tweets, comments,
emails, & other forms of social media communications
asking me to use other colors other then my signature
blues & teals. oops. haha was it getting that bad?
Well, the truth is, I don’t put up every piece of furniture
I paint on the blog & I need to get better at that.
So expect other colors coming to you very soon, but
I will never abandon my signature color.. so expect
those too.

This nightstand was in our master bedroom, & it was from
one of those “everyone has it, not unique, bedroom suits”
I took it out of our master bedroom & decided to give it
a makeover to give it a new & very unique life.

striped nightstand with numbers

 I don’t have the exact before picture, but like I said.. it’s a pretty
generic nightstand & this is what it looked like…

& after…


By adding a yellow green called Desert springs by Valspar, some
white stripes, stenciling the drawers & distressing with a dark stain, this nightstand
is no longer generic & would be a statement piece
in any room.

To achieve the crisp white stripes on the top of the nightstand,
I simply taped the stripes off & painted white over the tape.
After a few coats, I peeled up the tape & had these beautiful
stripes that made this nightstand anything but ordinary.

The numbers? Those are simply just stenciled on with the
same white paint I used for the stripes.
To finish off the nightstand, I went over it with a dark
walnut stain to antique it & finished with a coat of

 I am not a fan of “matchy-matchy” furniture in any room,
& this is a great way to update a few of your pieces to give your
decor a more eclectic feel.

What do you think of the nightstand?
Are you a fan of the bold color??
Share your thoughts in the comments below,
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or just share them with your friends on pinterest{here}.

Talk to you soon,

liz marie

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  1. I’m a fan! I love that you took an ordinary piece and added life into it. It gives me ideas on what to do with my matching dressers. Thanks! Oh, and I love the color too!


    • Thank you thank you thank you for being a fan! I was hoping to inspire people with their generic bedroom suits.. I am not saying they are a bad thing.. just not my favorite! :) I hope your dressers turn out great, If you get time you should share the on the fb page when you are done… I would love to see them!

  2. Love what you did to this “Plain Jane” night stand. You took it from blah to WOW!!!! Love the stripes on top !!! They really make the piece POP. I am new to the DIY blogger sites and yours is one of my very favorites. The Ikea couches you just got are now on my wish list. They are my dream couches.

    • It for sure was a plain jane for sure! So glad you found me & are following me now.. & those Ikea couches are amazing.. I should probably do a full review on them now that I have had them for a while.. I love them!!!

  3. I love everything you do! Any color!! This is really awesome the way you updated a generic piece. Love the stripes on top!!

  4. Since *your* signature color and *my* signature color are one in the same, I MUST KNOW where you got that fan! I’ve been looking for one! Love it! I have a whole Pinterest Board dedicated to *our* color.

    • ooo yay another fan of my color!! :) The fan was a gift from my sister in law & she got it from an antique store in Michigan. I love my little fan! I want to say that this one was painted, so you could always paint one to be our color ;)

  5. Linda in Chicagoland says:

    Love the yellow and the stripes. Don’t love the numbers. At first I thought they were photoshopped on, that you wanted us to compare drawer 1 to 2 for some reason. But I love the yellow and the stripes!

    • Thank you so much, I love the yellow & stripes too! & I can see how you thought they were photoshopped on at first haha… I wanted to try something fun and new :) Thanks for your comment!

  6. I love it! and I love your blog, you have been my inspiration! I finished my table at last! will be blogging it over the weekend. Thank you so much for all your input… would never have done it without your guidance! xx

    • Yay!!! I can’t wait to see your table.. be sure to put a link on the facebook page so I can see it! I’m so glad you did it & that you love it! Thanks for your sweet comment.

  7. I love yellow! The white stripes on the top are so fun. We have that bedroom suite too and this totally transforms the piece.

  8. I always knew you had good taste, I have that same lamp and fan {my fan isn’t spray painted though}. :) Love the dresser it’s awesome!


    P.S. Sorry I haven’t emailed you back yet, it’s been a little crazy with the blog move!

    • O my goodness do not worry about it! I completely understand sometimes it’s impossible to keep up with emails! haha and I think we were meant to be besties with our matching lamp & fan :)

  9. I bow to your awesomeness! xo

  10. Your numbered nightstand is adorable! Love your color choices & design. Found you at DIY Project Parade. I’m now a follower. Would love to have you stop by my blog when you have a minute. Thanks for sharing! Blessings ~ Judy

  11. I love this color!! Great job. I too, seem to always use blues : )

  12. this is so, so cute! i love the colors you used and also the accessories ontop (i’m a huge an of turquoise colored things these days!) absolutely adorable. i’ve been following your blog for a while now, and always look forward to your posts. love your taste, style and your furniture!

    • Thank you so much! I’m glad you look forward to my posts.. that makes me so happy :) I love turquoise accessories as well, they are my favorite! Thanks again for your sweet comment!

  13. What a great makeover. Love the color!! Saw you at DIY by Design


  14. I’m a fan of the bold color for sure. I’d love to see what it looks like in the room with everything else.The color and the stripes do give it a signature look! Nice work!

  15. Love the chest. Love the color. Love this blog.

  16. Wow! I am so impressed – I would have never thought to do something like this. Love the stripes on top!

  17. I think this is beautifully done! I can just picture myself asking one of my daughters to go get something for me out of “Drawer number one” :)

    Love your work and style!

    Amy @ Sugar and Spice

  18. I’m totally a fan of your “signature” colors! I’d love it if you’d link this beauty up to TA-DA TUESDAY as well!
    413 Sparrow Lane

  19. Great job! Love the color =)

  20. Renate Francis says:

    Yes love what u did with the nitestand..need to do mine but in black

  21. LOVE! I love the color!

  22. What a great nightstand! I love the stripes!

  23. Ohhhh … I love what you did with your nightstand! Gorgeous.

  24. I absolutely love the yellow you used…and then stripes on the top…just makes it perfect! It’s so charming now!

  25. Che Vachon says:

    Love the colour…I’ve been sitting on the fence about painting our nightstands…this just may work! I, too, have a signature hubs laughs anytime I bring something home…is it gonna be black, cream, or a punch of red? lol…enjoying your blog, and just added it to my reader. Happy painting! :)

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