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Almost four months ago, I showed you one of my top five favorite projects I’ve ever done – my DIY mirrored nightstand. I still love it! A week later, I was coveting a piece of furniture that I thought didn’t exist but thanks to the world wide web, a friendly reader and a town that I’m not too fond of (sorry Debbie, I’m an OSU gal!) I found exactly what I wanted and finally created a mirrored nightstand for the other side of our master bed.

DIY Mirrored Nightstand5Here he is! (I call mine a she, Conner’s side is a he. I feel its only appropriate.) I’m not totally happy with the styling and accessories but he’ll get there. At least he is finished and in place so my husband has a place to charge his phone and put down a water glass. Three months after I finished this nightstand, I’m finally showing you how it all came to be!

DIY Mirrored Nightstand1This was our humble beginning. Debbie from Norman was holding on to this piece to use outside. Luckily for me, it was still sitting in the garage and had yet to move so Debbie was willing to sell it to me. (I have plenty of those pieces!)

DIY Mirrored Nightstand2The bones were good but the back was too frilly for what I wanted. There were two small pieces of wood, held by small screws, that were holding the top scroll piece. It was super easy to take off the three pieces but then I was left with this hole. Crap.

DIY Mirrored Nightstand3After two trips to Home Depot (the first was just a thought process and the second I took Conner to make sure I measured right), I came home with two pieces of wood. The first piece of wood used was this small piece that fit perfectly in the new hole made from the missing top scroll piece.

DIY Mirrored Nightstand4The second piece of wood was actually a new layer to the top of the nightstand. When we set the nightstand next to the bed, it was just a smidge too short for what I wanted. I couldn’t find casters that fit the look for the price I wanted so I had a new piece of wood cut and used Gorilla Glue to attach it to the top of the old wood. After several coats of wood putty, some sanding and spray paint, it was just what I wanted! (I wasn’t looking for complete perfection since I knew you would be able to see the grain and knicks in the original wood)

DIY Mirrored Nightstand5I went through the same process of finishing this nightstand as I did on the first mirrored nightstand: the local glass shop cut the pieces of mirror to size, I used mirror adhesive to attach the pieces and glass knobs from Hobby Lobby finished it all off. I love it!

You can see the floor vent in this picture, aka my nightmare and the original reason why it took so long to find the perfect picture of furniture to fit this side of the bed. The floor vent deflector fits perfectly under here and our room has stayed nice and cool this summer.

DIY Mirrored Nightstand6The main wall of our bedroom looks perfect with the two mirrored nightstands and is exactly what I had pictured in my mind! Only a few more small details and I will show you a great before and after, complete with a picture of what this room looked like at our first showing!

Currently Coveting

Today, I’m currently coveting a nice, long beach vacation thanks to the newest issue of Lonny magazine.

Lonny VacationHow incredible does this look? It has been a little over a year since we went on our last beach vacation and I’m itching for another one. After seeing these pictures, it will need to happen sooner rather than later!

Currently Coveting

Today, I’m coveting a new vignette for our sofa table in the living room. It is very unfinished and blah right now. I need something better for this small surface!

Succulent DisplayI saw this pin on Emily Henderson’s blog and I instantly loved it! I’ve wanted to plant some succulents for the house for a while now and this vignette is perfect. Our sofa table is white too so I love seeing what it would look like for us. You could be seeing a copy of this very soon!

3 year houseiversary

Yesterday we celebrated a fun milestone – three years in our second house! Happy 3 year housiversary to us! And yes, I’m making that word up and I’m okay with it.

Happy 3 Years to the houseWe have come a long way, especially the front yard. The first weekend we lived here we (with the help of our family) ripped out the massive Bradford Pear tree that was sucking water away from our Oak trees and we ripped out the oversize hedges that lined the walkway to the house. I love it so much more now – lots of small rose bushes along the walkway, hostas along the front porch and you can actually see the front door!

For a list of the projects we’ve done so far on the house, check out this post. We have more to go but its fun to look back on where we started!

Say what?!

So today was a fun day on the Internet for me! I was featured on BuzzFeed. Say what?!

DIY Headboard on BuzzFeedThanks to a girlfriend, I was alerted that my DIY tufted headboard was featured as one of their 24 West Elm Hacks. It was a pretty cool feeling to see my headboard and my room on a site like this. Thanks for the feature, BuzzFeed!

Side note: my family doesn’t really support the word ‘hack’ but I get it. I’m knocking off something that is really expensive so I get it. I do! But then I read some of the comments on the BuzzFeed article… ouch… maybe some day we’ll get to see the houses of the people who leave mean comments, yes? 😉

Currently Coveting

Today I’m currently coveting a home with a basement. The crazy tornadoes we’ve had lately could have something to do with that!

Dream Media RoomIf I had a basement, I would finish it out, make it a safe room and create a fabulous media room like this! The ceiling is fantastic as are the globe pendants. I also love the tall table in place of the sofa table and more than one TV hanging on the wall. It is an entertaining and (college) football lover’s dream!

2013 HGTV Star

Are you watching this year’s HGTV Star? (I still don’t know how I feel about the change from HGTV Design Star to just HGTV Star) It premiered on Sunday night and the jury is still out about some of these characters! The design is starting off well though.

HGTV StarThe first challenge was a white box vignette and I loved this one. The x-benches with nailhead trim are fabulous, as is the navy and white!

HGTV Star2Love this bar cart!! It is fancy and practical.

HGTV Star3As for the designers? Check out this guy. He’s a professor and I think I’m obsessed with him. His whole vibe is amazing – I can’t wait to see what else he does this season!

HGTV Star4This girl? Such a cutie. I love her and am totally envious of her hair!

HGTV Star5But my most favorite? The judges. Genevieve and Vern, especially. I have loved them since Trading Spaces!! If I came home and saw Genevieve in my house, I would die. For real. What a dream!

Do you have a favorite yet? It usually takes me 2-3 episodes before I find my favorite. I can’t wait!

(all photos courtesy of HGTV.com)

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