My DIY Campaign Dresser Nightstand + GIVEAWAY

So things are shaping up around here! On my first night after moving in I laid my head down to sleep, and things didn’t feel quite right. I got up and moved my bed to another wall. Laying there, things still felt a little off kilter… Three moves later I finally found a spot that was juuuust right. In an effort to save space I ditched a nightstand (you saw the pair here) and pushed my bed up against the wall. Here are a few flicks of my DIY campaign dresser nightstand as it looks now.

Here’s a quick run down of what I keep on my bedside table:

  • table – a diy project using Ikea’s Rast drawers
  • antique lamp – Howl Interiors, a furniture design studio I worked at
  • orchids – my favorite flower, notoriously difficult to maintain
  • book – my favorite book of the moment, Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende
  • journal – my Q&A a Day journal, it asks you one question a day and lasts five years, so you can compare your answer for that question on that day over five years. What a great gift, thanks M!
  • perfume – if I had a signature scent, this would be it: Soleil Liquide Memoire
  • glass of water – I always keep one by my bed when I sleep. Zara Home glass and Anthropologie coaster
  • skull print – gifted by MadeByGirl, it gives my space the edge it needed

You read right, GIVEAWAY time!
And now the most exciting part: MadeByGirl is giving away an item of YOUR choice to one super lucky Fuji Files reader!
TO ENTER:
This giveaway is now closed.
You could of course choose this gold skull, but there are so many good pieces to choose from. This giveaway will be open for one week (closing Monday February 18).
Good luck!
This giveaway is open to everyone, including international readers!
xoxo Cristina
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Cristina V. Cleveland

Cristina V. Cleveland is a senior beauty editor based in Austin, TX. She has been exploring personal style and decor on Fuji Files since 2009. Her work as a writer and editor has appeared in publications like Refinery29, Birchbox, TradHome Magazine, To&From Magazine, Coco+Kelley, CamilleStyles and ads in Glamour, InStyle and Lucky.

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  1. Liked the Fuji Files page on FB!Now that you’ve got me looking at MadeByGirl I see so many things I want!

    Plus, love the 5 year diary concept. I have the “The Happiness Project” one.

  2. Hey! I sat near you on Sunday at the Camille Styles event & just found your blog from her site. Consider your facebook page (and your blog) “liked.” This giveaway looks great!

  3. I liked the Facebook page as Jules Akers. I love your set up, the orchid is lovely! I am a black thumb but I do have an African violet that has made it a couple years, mainly because my mother told me to leave it be when she gave it to me! Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. All followed on Facebook as Christine Presto! I’ve been thinking about moving into a studio apartment, so it is great to read how you’ve been going about it – I really have NO furniture except for some bedroom stuff at this point, so now or never, right? Finding the right place seems to be the most difficult.

    With that though, I think the gold lips in French would be perfect anywhere with what I have design wise so far. Would be perfect 🙂 Good luck on continuing to build out your new little home!

    1. If you have no furniture yet then this is definitely the time to take the plunge! I agree you have to find the right place, I got one with high ceilings because it doesn’t feel quite so tiny, I looked at the same floor model with a regular ceiling and it felt like a hotel room!

      I totally want the gold lips too, cassandra lavalle of coco+kelley had a gorgeous lip painting framed in her closet that I can’t get over! (in rue mag)

  5. Done and done! Girrrrllllll… really dig the decor. I did something similar recently, was in bed fighting sleep with Pinterest, and saw a picture…bam…out of bed rearranging room. Thankfully, I really like the change. That doesn’t mean I won’t rearrange it again tonight 🙂

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  6. I came from MBG blog, I second Taylor’s questions! Absolutely lovvvvve the kelly green. Sources on the hardware would be great too plz!

    I’d love to do a dark navy paint on the walls in the bedroom with those coloured night stands with teak mid century dresser and armoire and touches of pink like your orchid! Love it.

    Looking forward to reading your blog and I especially like your DIY files!!

    Jessica
    Ontario, Canada

    1. Hi Jessica, thanks for letting me know I didn’t know I was on MBG! How exciting! I’ll work on getting up a tutorial post this week with all of the sources. Your idea for navy walls with the teak, green and pink sounds like a gooorgeous combination. Have you seen Em Henderson’s study? I think there are similar colors in there.

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Fuji Files was started by Cristina Cleveland, the Managing Editor of NaturallyCurly, the largest hair and beauty content platform. Her work as a writer and editor has appeared in publications like Refinery29, Teen Vogue, CamilleStyles, Blavity, Birchbox, TradHome Magazine, Coco+Kelley, and ads in Glamour, InStyle and Lucky.