Monday, September 19, 2011

A New Table (and some progress in the Master!)

Remember my old, boring, matchy-matchy bedroom in our last house? Remember my inspiration folder for how I'd love our new Master to look? Well, over the weekend, I found another piece that puts me closer to having my pretty over-the-top girly bedroom.

We sold our bed frame, and put the rest of our bedroom set in the guest room where it's looking perfectly lovely and cozy. Trouble is, all we had was a metal bed frame and a gorgeous armoire that my Mother gave to me (score!). The Master in our new house isn't too entirely obnoxiously huge, but it's a fairly large space, and looks awfully empty now.

I was willing to live with it like this for a while (and we still are!) until the perfect pieces came along. We found a new-to-us headboard and new bedding, which I'll share another day. Now I was on the hunt for bedside tables, so we don't have to stash our things on the floor by the bed (or use cardboard boxes, for that matter!). I knew I didn't want actual bedside tables. I was thinking either a table with a drawer, a small chest, or a round table with a cloth over it. I also didn't want the two sides to match.

While cruising Kijiji over the weekend, I spotted it. My new bedside table, that isn't actually a bedside table. It's meant to be a desk. Yes, it's a small desk, but makes for a large 'bedside table'. It is in beautiful condition. We paid $170 which may not be a steal, but I dare you to find a solid wood desk as nice as this in a retail shop for that price.

Here she is:

Love the lines, the ledge down below, and the pendant handles.  You can just catch a glimpse of our new bed and bedding.  I look forward to sharing that with you soon!

I started to style the top a bit, but still would like to find a vintage-looking alarm clock (to replace the ugly digital one I've had for umteen years!) and am working out the details of what to put on the bottom shelf.  It will need to be large enough to cover those pesky cords from the bedside lamp, etc.

As you can see, I've been testing out some paint colours, but have decided to go with something completely different. 

The bedside lamps were found by my Mom at a garage sale for $2 for the pair!! They are a very heavy cast material.

I think the other 'bedside table' will end up being a round table covered by a cloth.  I think the contrast of the round table on one side and the rectangular one on the other will look lovely.

I also wanted to just quickly thank you for sticking with me while I've been such an absentee blogger.  I'm reading and commenting on your blogs as much as \I can, but this pregnancy has taken a lot out of me.  I'm in the second trimester now, so here's hoping that those pesky early pregnancy symptoms will subside so I can get on with life!!

I'll be back soon to show you some more new finds.  I have so much to share with you all!

Linking to my Favorite Parties!



Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...[Reply to comment]

Andrea, I love that desk used as a bedside table. So nice to use something different than the average nightstand. I appreciate you joining my party tomorrow night. I do ask that you add a link in your post besides parties here. You have my old button anyway. Thanks!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...[Reply to comment]

Hi Andrea!
I love the warm finish on your desk/table!
So glad you are starting to feel better.
I loved being pregnant but didn;t love those first couple months!
It's soooOOO worth it in the end.
Hang in there!
Baby's coming~!

christine {bijouandboheme} said...[Reply to comment]

I just love using something other than actual side tables beside a bed...your new desk is really lovely- adore the hardware!!

Pamela said...[Reply to comment]

Gorgeous score Andrea!!! I love these type of tables for beside the bed! Love the colour of the wood too!!

Congratulations on your pregnancy ...that is wonderful!!!

How awful to have seen wounds on those dogs by cougars! Yikes it just scares me to pieces. I cannot wait for them to hibernate so i can hike again!!

Jenny said...[Reply to comment]

I'm loving this!

Upscale Downhome said...[Reply to comment]

I love the look of the your desk/beside table. The wood and the lines of the piece are much more interesting than a nightstand that everyone has! You might want to add a large stack of books to help hide the cords. Can't wait to see the rest of the room!

May said...[Reply to comment]

I love the table. I am so glad you are allowing the natural wood to glow. The hardware reminds me of drop earrings on an elegant lady and add the perfect detailing. Gorgeous!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...[Reply to comment]

Andrea, The table is wonderful and I love the lamps. Thank you for linking to the Open House party.