Into the Night

I don’t want to freak you out or anything but … THE END IS NEAR!!!!! THE END IS COMING!!!! IT’S TOO LATE TO PREPARE!!!!

Just kidding. I mean, the end really IS near, but you still have a tiny bit of time to prepare. I’m talking about the end of Google Reader, of course. It’s dying on July 1st, which is a bummer for all you feed reading readers out there. But don’t worry! There are a few good alternatives. I’ve fiddled around with Bloglovin and Feedly, and both seem to do an adequate job, and have a really easy one-click process for importing your Google Reader feeds. But you’d better do it soon!

And if you have no idea what all this blabber about the feeds and the importing means and just want to see a before and after already, then here you go:

Before: a set of nightstands that Brit from House Updated had kept around for 10 years, even though she never really loved them in the first place. When it came time to makeover the room, she still couldn’t find any other nightstands that she loved all that much either. That’s when she gave this set another look and decided with a few small changes, they could actually become the nightstands of her dreams!


And  I love this little set of MCM nightstands from Beck at Beckwith’s Treasures. I know there are a few purists out there who gasp at the thought of a little paint on this type of piece, but I think it brings it perfectly up-to-date without compromising the style.  I mean, if there was a distressed petticoat ad stenciled across the top or something, then we’d have to have a little talk, but I think it looks spot-on like this!





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  1. How fun are these. What a great idea. Hugs, Marty

  2. Though I like the blue inside the side table, I so liked it better before. Entirely different look that’s all. It works great in her room. I lean towards the warm colors. :)

  3. I love that MCM wod finish combined with the white paint. I have a MCM desk I need to re do and this might be just the thing :)

  4. oh dear. am i strange? I really like the before picture better on that first table!

  5. But I’ve been hand fed by google reader for so long. I may starve before I change

  6. But I’ve been hand fed by google reader for so long. I may starve before I change

  7. Thanks for sharing my painted nightstands Lindsey and thanks everyone for checking them out! It is fun (and funny!) to see everyone’s different opinions on design. I can say that after looking at all brown for 10 years I was ready for a change, and especially one that would go with the white and teal and gray room. But that room still has a matching dresser that escaped my paintbrush…

  8. I love the fresh, clean look! Reminds me of a summer vacation retreat!

  9. I adore those last MCM nightstands.. Thanks for the Google tip !
    xo Nancy

  10. I adore those last MCM nightstands.. Thanks for the Google tip !
    xo Nancy

  11. I am one of those pain-in-the-a*% MCM purists, but these are done beautifully! The teal dresser is pretty as well I would put my dogs bed in the bottom ;)

  12. Love them both!! I love how Brit removed the door on the bottom and painted Teal inside! What a fun spin on some colour!!!

  13. Thanks for the feature Lindsey!
    I too am a “MCM purist.” And there are a few pieces I wouldn’t dream of touching with paint! But you have to know your MCM and you have to know when you can make a few changes without destroying the piece. These nightstands needed a little “something.” Now Brasilia or Acclaim…forget it…painting them should be a crime ;)
    Thanks again!!!!

  14. The top one is great :)
    MCM redo :(

  15. I love the simplicity of Google Reader, and all of the alternatives seemed so flashy/complicated….until I found http://www.theoldreader.com. Looks and works just like Google Reader (but a bit better!), imports your feeds. Now I’m okay with the passing of Reader (tho I’m still a bit pissed with Google).

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