Earlier this year I bought a big girl bed.
Previously, my bed was the typical just-out-of-college bed frame and mattress on the floor. At one point, I even made a makeshift headboard with cardboard, foam squares, spray adhesive, and fabric.
(Ignore my poorly decoupaged bedside table. I was going through an experimental phase.)
I decided on the Ikea Nyvoll bed frame in medium brown (which shocked my family and friends because I have a reputation for buying all black furniture. Hey, it's versatile...and I also went through a very mono-chromatic phase.).
I decided to go out of the norm (for me) with the lighter colored bed to shake things up.
Despite measuring before buying, the bed was larger than I expected. I like the Nyvoll because the headboard leans back slightly and I sit up in bed almost every night before going to sleep. However, this extra angle pushed it further out into the room.
I spent most of the summer rearranging my room for the optimal layout. I had to "sacrifice" my temporary
It was difficult to find anything that would squeeze in the small remaining space without becoming too cramped. In the interim, I used two Ikea stools so I would still have my bedside lamps.
Recently, I've been sparked with the idea to push off on another bedside table hunt. The pickings were still slim. I wanted something with a cubby/small shelf for remotes/cell phone and iPad charging and another hidden component (cabinet or drawers) so the cords won't be visual. This definitely limited the field.
For awhile, I wasn't sure if I was happy with the color of my bed. I like the more natural tone and softness it brings, however I have a mix of colors and textures in one small space. I started considering painting my bed. And then I didn't think about it. And then I looked on pinterest. And I was still stuck on the idea being either a good risk or a super bad idea.
Instead, I realized, duh, paint the much cheaper, replaceable furniture first. I am not sweet on the black color of the night stands so it can't hurt to try painting
In the past, I have played around
I am considering going for a metallic silver base with a dark teal top. I am leaning towards a dark teal to tie in with my curtains for my closet.
I know, cray cray, but my internal crafty nester is begging to get out.
I am hoping the night stands come in tomorrow and maybe...maybe (if my procrastinator doesn't take over) I'll start working on them on Sunday. I'll keep you posted!