Another room in our house which has been crying out for some love is our master bedroom. It’s been a slow process. We found a bed probably about a year ago and I thought that would spark a major bedroom makeover frenzy but the decorating bug fizzled when I tried to find bedside tables for our room and came up with…nothing!
I had almost given up hope, when a couple of weeks ago we had gone to Bowral for our anniversary and I thought I’d try to look again for some bedside tables. I looked in all the furniture shops with no success. Then we made our way to an antique store and were looking around for nothing in particular, when I noticed one lonely bedside table which was perfect for our room…perfect I tell you! Why I didn’t snap a photo of this bedside table at this point I don’t really know…it might’ve been that the G-Man was bored/cold and he had ventured outside to stand in the sun and I was busily searching in my bag for my phone to tell him to come back and have a look…anyway the problem was that there was just one. So I thought I’d do another lap of the store and see if I could see anything that would somehow look good with it. That’s when I saw this:
It wasn’t perfect, but it had potential. I said to the G-Man, if they are the same height then we should get them…and they were almost exactly the same height, so they became ours!
So here is the before…I thought I had a better photo of the before, sorry, in my excitement to replace the ugly bedside table with the new I didn’t take any photos of the room before (I’m full of excuses today, aren’t I?).
The first bedside table didn’t need anything done to it, other than a clean, so that was pretty straightforward. The other one, however, needed a bit of TLC.
I thought I’d paint the inside a nice blue colour and the outside a dark chocolatey colour to match our bed and the dressing table which I made-over earlier.
I actually like that they are mismatched, and that they are not new.
There is still plenty to be done in this room, I need to update our tallboy, which is the same style (is that even a style?) as the old bedside tables, and I also need to do something about our lighting…check out our lovely lightbulb!