I am not a very patient person, or as I like to think about it, I'm a very eager person. So when I moved into my new place I was just oh-so-eager to have everything all finished just the way I wanted. And it has been hard to wait on finding just the right piece. For example, my bedside table. I didn't have one when I moved in, and I knew what I wanted: a small, round pedestal table, that I planned on painting white. I checked Craigslist every day and Goodwill every week or so, and in the meantime I used my step stool, then when I bought my coffee table and end tables, I used the extra end table. From time to time I'd see something close to what I wanted and I would consider getting it, but then I'd tell myself "No. Wait for what you really want." And I am so glad that I did because last week I finally found it! I'd been searching Craigslist under the furniture tab, but then I decided to check out the antiques tab, and there they were! Two round antique pedestal tables, for $30 a piece. I called the lady and set up a time to go look at them. They were exactly what I wanted, and each one had different unique characteristics, but I decided to get the slightly larger one. Once I brought it home and got it next to my bed, I really liked the way the natural wood looked, and I think I'm going to leave it that way.
|Excuse all the cords.|
And now on to my second search. I wanted to take the lamp that's been on my bedside table and move it to my kitchen table. I know putting a lamp on a kitchen table might seam odd, but that corner of my kitchen is really dark and I wanted to brighten it up. But before I moved that lamp to the kitchen table, I had to find one to replace it on the bedside table. I found one yesterday at Goodwill that was $6.97, but the lamp shade was broken so I asked for a discount and I got it for $4.97. But I didn't even care that the lamp shade was broken because it was hideous and I had no intention of using it anyways. And today I found a burlap one at Target and it looks great! It coordinates well with the lamp and with the overall look in my bedroom. I'm so glad that I waited for just what I wanted, and that another aspect of my room is complete!
|Love, love, love!|
|The original shade...eww.|