>Antique nightstand and $5 mirror makeover

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I have this little space behind the couches in the family room and didn’t know what to do with it.  One day i was in my grandmas garage and found this old nightstand – it had junk on it piled to the ceiling (you think i am kidding!) and it was filled with crap.  So i snatched it up…it will be perfect with a little love :)

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I found out that this was actually my grandpas parents nightstand – so that makes it really old, it still had the original paint – it had never been touched.  But, the yellow just wasnt working for me.  So white she went…

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Do you see that empty frame above?  It did have a mirror but right after i finished it – seriously like a week later – the kids broke it!!  It had been empty for about 6 months but then i got this mirror the other day for $5 at the DI – sweet!

The mirror frame itself is oak, but the swirly stuff inside it actually plastic.  I just painted it white and sanded the edges and wa-la, gorgeous!  What about the model, is she cute or what?!

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I still need to get some knobs and then it will be done (maybe i should put the original’s back on, hmmm?).  Then i need to put something above the mirror – the ceilings are really tall, but i am waiting until i hang some drapes -another project that is 98% done :)

And, a little sneak peak about what i am working on next…

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I am linking this up to Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch