I had mentioned our new headboard made our bedside tables look insignificant. I wanted them to be higher, maybe even with the top of the mattress. As I looked around I soon realized I was going to have to use dressers versus regular bedside tables. But I knew this was also going to bring the price up on my budget. And as you know, I don't like having a big budget.
Luckily, I was able to find a great little dresser at the local Goodwill for around $75. OK, I am going to put my crazies right out there, I have arbitrary dollar amounts in my head that I am comfortable spending on things and they don't always correspond with real life prices. Like for a jeans I only want to spend about $20 dollars, $10 for a shirt and so forth. For a dresser I was comfortable spending about $40. I was sure I could wait to score something on Craigslist, but I didn't have the time to wait. So when I ran across this little number at the Goodwill, I had to really push myself to buy it.
I am getting better at this, it only took me about 5 minutes to realize that it was the perfect width and height. Also that I wouldn't need to buy new hardware (which is a money saver right there) and it is a piece made by Basset, and it was well made and sturdy. Sold, even for $75.
Remember how I mentioned earlier, I like the Sea Salt and Glass of milk paint colors together? Well, as you probably figured out, I decided to paint the dresser in the left over Sea Salt paint.
Here is a bit more of my crazies...Once I got the one part of this project completed, I felt I needed to get it done, like now. So, I was done scouring Craiglist and local thrift stores, I needed to see if I could find what I needed at Ikea. And now that I was off to Ikea I threw out my budget of $40 for a nightstand/dresser.
I endeed up buying the Hemnes chest for $130.
I figured the open shelf was perfect for my book collection. I painted it with the Sea Salt paint and added new feet.
Here they are. And finally you get a picture of the new bed as well.
OK these are not my greatest pictures and the dressers/bedside tables are very lack luster at the moment. And I have a reason for this. I have been working on this room between visitors. Currently we have my MIL and her husband visiting for Thanksgivings and previously, we had my other MIL and FIL visiting over Halloween. So most of the work happened in the 2 weeks between the visits, and I haven't had the time to really fluff the room. But I didn't want to hold off too much longer to fill you in on what I have been working on.
I have much more to reveal.