Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Bedroom Sidetable

I love Walmart. I ain't ashamed either. I LOVE WALMART! (yup, I would yell that in a crowded courtyard declaring my feelings for the chain superstore - the doves would fly, the violins playing in the background, and hearts would melt). And I love them even more since they got the Canopy line and the Better Homes and Gardens stuff. Seriously, I haven't been this excited since they started selling Mary Kate and Ashley makeup!



So our bedroom. Yup. This is where the magic happens (and when I say magic I mean thousands of hours of sleep complete with drool, snoring, dreams about befriending Britney Spears, and a little tiny bit of stuffed animal canoodling). Our bedroom was a mish-mash of different styles - but it has always been in the plan book to get a complete bedroom set for this space. And I have proof...remember this post? Obviously my two readers do :)


First, I did the most complicated disassembling job evah. I took apart our current 'side tables'. That's right - it got me sweating worse than a Biggest Loser contestant. I think I need a massage :) Seriously though...as you can see, our side table was nothing more than a $10 mirror on a $5 luggage rack. And being the thrifty gal I am, both the mirrors and the luggage racks will have new homes in our wee little house.


Then we put together our new fabulous side table. Yes, that is a singular term (not side tables) because we only have one. We bought two. The other one suffered from DDS....popularly known as 'DAMAGE DURING SHIPPING' - which is a quite common occurrence with el cheapo and expensive furniture alike. Note this is the side table with the silver knobs (Jeremy's preference).


And this is the side table with the more subtle wooden knobs (my preference). What do you guys prefer?


I also decided to change out the lamp shades. I got these creamy silk beauties at the Pottery Barn outlet for $7 a piece. I love the non-shine-through quality. Nothing is worse than rolling over to say goodnight and being blinded by the bright bulb shining through the shade. Except maybe rolling over onto a cockroach, or having a giant spider dangle over your head as you sleep or the thought of those microscopic worms crawling into your mouth as you nod off. Do you see why I have a hard time going to dreamland?!? Thank you Jesus for pest control....and Listerine!

29 comments:

Kim said...

Love the side tables!

I prefer the silver-toned knobs.

Kristal said...

Cute sidetable!! I like the silver knobs.

The Fabulous Side of Me said...

Your room looks like a comfy, lush hotel room! So inviting! I love the tables. I prefer the wood knobs myself. And I like the new lampshades.

Amanda said...

Silver knobs for sure!

*claire* said...

i have to say i like the silver...sorry!

Lacey said...

Side table looks great! I like the silver knobs best, but both are nice.

Lovely Little Nest said...

#1 - You are so funny!

#2 - Fantastic thriftiness and creativity with the makeshift side table!

#3 - Brushed Nickel/Silver/Pewter anything makes me weak in the knees, so I vote for the table with th silver knobs!

ashley said...

i vote for the silver knobs too :-) actually some glass/crystal knobs would be super glam :-)

mrs.leah.maria said...

I love the change, but can not condone your love of walmart. I was Target corp, it's just not going to happen lol!

Kristina with a K said...

I vote silver. The wood blends in too much in the dimmer lighting.

Sara said...

Hate to tell you the boyfriend is right on this one! The silver makes it look like a more expensive piece of furniture. And I just want to move into your bedroom. How do you feel about complete strangers coming over for sleepovers?

Tamstyles said...

Pretty soon there will be a BLOOGERS decorating book with colabs from all of us.

Jen M said...

So sorry but I agree that the silver knobs are nicer!

And also sorry but if you were actually to befriend Britney IRL ... it would be over between us. So just don't do it, k?

Katie said...

AHHHH!!!! NOOOooo!!! REALLY!?!? c'mon you guys! Seriously?! ah dang it...

Jeremy - stop laughing right now...it's not funny.

XO - Katie

p.s. I told you that you bloggerinos had better taste than me! This is why I depend on you to vote for stuff...because then I have ammo against my boyfriend. I guess my wood knobs are gonna bite the dust :)

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I love your room. I liked your old side tables, as well. They were charming. i vote for the silver knobs.

Emily said...

Love them. And since I've opted for the silver knobs on my own set of canopy side tables I'd side with Jeremy. But the wood look really good in this picture, so I might just switch it up!

PS - I think we're going to have matching houses pretty soon between our Target chairs and our Walmart bedrooms.

USANDCO said...

I prefer the wood knobs. Call me crazy, but sometimes, not every inch needs to be shiny and glammed up. I say let your gorgeous bed linens and drapes be the show-stopper, and let the side table be a discreet side table. BUT, whatever the choice, it IS fabulousness ;-)

T i f f a n y said...

The new tables look great! I can't believe you got them at Wal-mart. They are definitely stepping it up in the home decor department. And I love it.

Anonymous said...

What can I say? I have great taste!
I picked you didn't I?

J aka "The Boyfriend"

gk said...

So I guess it's time I come out from lurking :) I secretly love Walmart too - if I were in the store and you chanted, I'd give you a hell-yeah! Love the side tables...and having to go with the boyfriend on the silver knobs (hope that doesn't negate my credibility or bloggerability...is that even a word?!) Loved the line about the magic in the bedroom - much drooling and puppy snuggling happening in the gk household. :) -Kellsey

queenbee said...

Your bedroom has that spa hotel feeling. I love the bedding, where is it from? The side tables are really nice,I agree with hubby on this one the silver knobs are "bee"utiful

Lindsey said...

man do i love you. i stumbled upon you one day, dont remember how, just did, and i think you are hilarious!!! and you have a cute house..keep on bloggin'

Lindsey said...

i also have a love for walmart and am not ashamed!!

Katie said...

Queenbee - first of all, I love the way you worked that "bee" in there...totally cheeseball! You can beee my friend anyday! Ok and secondly, the bedding is also from Wally-world (aka Walmart), where else, right?!? It was so similar in quality to our first pick at Bed Bath and Beyond but only half the price...we love it!

Beee cool!

XO - Katie

SweDaisy said...

I loved your bed linens so much I posted about them on my blog. Personaly I think either the metal or maybe glass knobs would make your side tables sparkle and add interest to them. Is there a window behind your be or did you just hang the drapes for the effect?

Take care,
Lisa

Freckles Chick said...

Heh, nice knobs. Niiiice. I like the silver ones, too, sorry K.

ADORE that fabulous white lamp!!!

Marge said...

I am totally obsessed with the romantic feel of your bedroom! How did you do the curtains across the wall? amosandali at gmail dot com

Oh and I prefer the silver toned knobs :)

I'm Just Beachy said...

I like the silver (sorry), but also agreen with the other poster about the glass knobs - they would be so pretty!

Joi said...

You crack me up!

One, I prefer the silver knobs.

And two, your line about dreaming of befriending BSpears had me laughing out loud...my H kids me that I too have that same dream!