Jul 21, 2014

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Constellation Nightstand

Ever since I came across BuzzFeed’s 25 Galactic DIYs Inspired By Space last year, I’ve wanted to galactic-i-fy everything I own.

I started with my wardrobe by making the knock off Anthropologie Kites and Constellations Star Cardigan DIY.  Then I moved to my room and completed the Constellation Lamp DIY by Transient Expressions.

But I wanted more.  And since they only had one navy blue curtain on clearance at Kohls, and I’m poor, I had to make do with what I had.

Enter this ugly side table.

Side (Before):
Cosmic Nightstand Side Before

Top (Before):
Cosmic Nightstand Top Before

Quite ugly, no?

I tried to make it prettier.

I got paint from Lowes (though they matched it to a paint color sample from Wal-Mart–>Glidden Brilliance Collection Rich Navy WGB30).  To make the constellations, I used the Zodiac constellation designs from Transient Expressions I used to make the lamp.

I put the designs on in a sort of circular order starting with Cancer in the top right on the top and working down to Gemini-Taurus-Aries-Pisces-Aquarius.  While each side is in order, I didn’t make it continuous because I didn’t put any on the back.  Nobody would see them and I didn’t want to send any of them to the great beyond.  Except Aquarius.  It was a little touch-and-go, but I found space for it on the bottom shelf.  But if you’ve stumbled across this and hate Aquarius more than I do (or any other sign, except Taurus because Taurus is FREAKING AWESOME), feel free to put it on the back.

Cosmic Nightstand Front

Top (Taurus, Gemini, and Cancer):
Cosmic Nightstand Top

Front (Aries on Drawer, Pisces on Large Shelf, Aquarius on Smaller Shelf):
Cosmic Nightstand Top and Front

Side 1 (Leo, Virgo, and Libra):
Cosmic Nightstand Side 1

Side 2 (Scorpio, Sagittarius, and Capricorn):
Cosmic Nightstand Side 2

And because I’m more terrible at taking photos than I am at painting, I added some filters to spice it up.

“Look! It’s The Sun!” Filter:
Cosmic Nightstand w/ Sun Spot Filter

“Typical Alien Space Planet Coloring” Filter:
Cosmic Nightstand w/ Alien Planet Filter

“Galaxy” Filter:
Cosmic Nightstand w/ "Galactic" Filter

And now I’m going to go die of paint fumes.


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