Last summer, I actually LEFT the thrift store after finding this gem. Meaning, I left without buying it! IMG_1155 But, it was one of those things that I couldn’t stop thinking about. I called Russ. I called my mom. I sent this picture. And later that day, I went back and got it. I just knew it would make the perfect nightstand in between two twin beds for Kuy and Cray! (Turns out plans changed a little..) Meanwhile, it sat in my garage (seems I have a habit of hoarding things in the carport). And sat there. Until finally, I decided to paint it regardless of whether or not we decided on what to do in their bedrooms! It was actually quite simple, even though it looks like a lot of painting. It was Russ’ idea that made it easy. I just took some green spray paint and sprayed the inside of the letters. IMG_8137   After that, I took the navy (a sample I had), and painted with a small brush.IMG_1401 Now, it’s in Kuy’s room but it just holds books. close up of books and artwork by this little master that asked me to take his picture… ABC NightStand2 KP ABC NightstandABC nightstand close upABC Chest ABC NightStand2

One day, though, I envision it sitting between precious twin beds that he and Cray share!

Update: My friend just sent me this! I had no idea it was a knockoff! And I thought $65 was expensive!

Pottery barn screenshot


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