I’ve been keeping a little secret from you.
About two months ago I bought a new bed.
It’s been…what…two years since I first started talking about finding a new bed for my bedroom? Something like that, anyway. And I finally went ahead and did it. But I’m kind of wondering what the heck I was thinking, because I don’t really think the bed I chose was the right choice. I’m blaming the poor decision making on a broken heart. My head just wasn’t in the right place.
But today isn’t about the bed – we’ll get into that another day – it’s about a nightstand (but you’ll get a tiny sneak peek at the bed in here too).
Because as soon as I put the new bed in the room, I knew I needed new nightstands. I also knew I wanted them to be vintage in look and feel and dark gray or black in color. I had one stand (in the basement – of course!) I could paint, but I needed something to go with it.
So one afternoon, I stopped at a local antique store just to see what I could see, and I spotted a cute little metal table (I’m pretty sure it was a typewriter stand in a former life) with a wood top tucked into a corner. The size and height were just about perfect – and at $25 I thought it was a pretty good deal so I brought it on home.
It’s a cutie, right? The metal was in good shape – but the wood top was a little iffy. The veneer was cracked and torn and half missing so I knew it would need a little bit of work. I have never removed old veneer before – it wasn’t hard, but it did take a little bit of work, luckily I stumbled upon a trick to help make it just a bit easier. I’ll share that with you later this week.
I didn’t do much for styling this little table because I’m not 100% sold on using it as a nightstand yet. I think I might prefer something with a little more “weight” to it next to the bed. In fact, I’ve already relocated it to the living room for the time being – but I do really like the basket tucked underneath for extra storage. It was kind of a perfect fit.
Regardless of what room it ends up in, I think it has a lot of charm and I’m pretty much in love with it. It’s kind of one of those pieces that can go from room to room and always look good.
What do you think of this new (old) little table – would you use it as a nightstand or a side table – or something else?