Notice anything different about this picture?
Uh huh. That’s right. NEW NIGHTSTANDS! I can’t tell you how excited I was to replace our
ugly blue ones the ones we worked hard to paint, but in the end, didn’t love.
Here’s a close-up of our new Midland treasures:
The shape of them is perfect. We really needed longer nightstands to help fill in the humongous wall that anchors our bed. For reasons I’m unsure of, they were only $40 a piece and in near-perfect, mid-century condition. How is that even possible? The same seller had another set of mid-century nightstands in his booth that were going for $600. I didn’t ask questions. I just licked every square inch to claim my territory and had a nice young man from the front counter wheel them to the register.
I still need to figure out the bedding/pillow situation. The mustard coverlet is staying, but we’re in dire need of some sort of pillow and layering action. With colors. And textures! Also, I need to pick out a paint color for those brass lamps.
I swear to you I don’t pose Olive. She just loves to be in front of the camera and follows it around; she’s a natural. Sometimes I do try to cover her with stuff though. Unfortunately for me, and luckily for her, the coverlet wasn’t quite long enough to make a full hat.
If you’re wondering what’s to become of the blue nightstands, they’re just getting moved to the guest room. They actually look quite at home in there and don’t seem to mind the switch-up. Don’t tell them I said this, but they’re more on the Guest Room level rather than the front stage that is the Master Bedroom, anyway.
I’m in love. The bedroom has come a long way from when we first moved in:
We still have a ways to go, but I feel there has been some major progress over the year.
This post is dedicated to my mom, who is the one that spotted our beautiful new pieces of mid-century goodness. I recommend taking her shopping with you — she’s good. She’s really good. But you can’t have her. She’s all mine.
I’ll be back tomorrow with some plant-related updates, and then if all goes according to plan this weekend, next week I’ll be able to show you the book ledges in the nursery. We also had a minor switcheroo in the nursery that forced Steve to question my sanity. More on that next week.