I struggle with having way too many things on-around-under-inside my bedside table. I love to read in bed, sometimes write, talk on the phone, make grocery lists, watch Portlandia on my computer, look at paint colors, design magazines, wait for my nail polish dry, wait for my curlers to set, pray, plan my next day’s events and talk it up with the hub’s. Soooo, I think it’s time to make a project out of my night stands and spruce them up. Totally embarrassing but here they are in their present state:
I really wanted to pick some of this up before taking the photo, but let’s be real here, this is what it looks like 90% of the time. NOTHING has been purchased or planned for these tables and everything is a left over from somewhere else. Not romantic, not beautiful and not relaxing. At all.
The Mr. (yes he has a leopard print lamp, don’t get jealous)
Jeff has school work, his laptop, and an alarm clock the size of a cereal box.
I want to keep in mind both pretty and functional ideas (I need to keep all my bedside activities organized!). A few things I would like:
- a small lamp that I actually like
- a cute clock
- some type of greenery
- a basket for the shelf to hide ugly books
- a pencil and paper to jot down brilliant ideas when they strike
- a tray for jewelry, glasses and randomness
I also have to say that most of the time when I walk into a clients bedroom they start appologizing about the mess on their bedside tables. It’s kind of funny, since so many people have the same type of mess!!
I will post pics soon of how they turn out, we’ll see how far hubby let’s me take his. AND if we both keep it up. Just being real here.
I searched though images to get me inspired and amped up. Here ya go friends!
Happy Friday everyone!