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A Small Nightstand

I can be a picky shopper. Our nightstand search is the perfect example. It began last summer – yes, as in nearly 9 months ago. I didn’t expect that finding a small nightstand would be so difficult; but I kept running into the same problems.

Master Bedroom Makeover // grey rug, navy walls, white curtains, white bedding, upholstered headboard, wood floors, small night stand, gold lamp, bamboo shades // by @CraftivityD

Too short.

Our bed sits high so that we can store off-season clothing beneath it.

Too wide.

The bedroom is small — and even though a wider night stand fit, a smaller one would suit the space better.

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Too expensive.

I couldn’t bring myself to spend $100+ on a nightstand that isn’t even solid wood. After all, our entire dining cabinet was only $200 {always shop for second-hand furniture, ya’ll}.

Master Bedroom Makeover // grey rug, navy walls, white curtains, white bedding, upholstered headboard, wood floors, small night stand, gold lamp, bamboo shades // by @CraftivityDDo you remember the inspiration photos?

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Utilizing inspiration photos helps me make decisions. After looking at these photos {many times}, I kept coming back to several details.

  1. Wood tones would provide more warmth. Overall, this room has a lot of cool tones; so the contrasting tone and texture would be a benefit.
  2.  Drawers — or space to stow a basket — are both great options in terms of storage and style.
  3. A tall and thin shape is the best option for this small space.

Last week, while visiting my mom, we found this nightstand at a Peddlar’s Mall in Louisville.

Master Bedroom Makeover // grey rug, navy walls, white curtains, white bedding, upholstered headboard, wood floors, small night stand, gold lamp, bamboo shades // by @CraftivityDIt features the color, shape and storage details that I had identified from the inspiration photos.

In terms of style, I was open to anything… antiques, mid-century, transitional, rustic, etc. This nightstand is an antique and was produced by Consider H. Willet, a Louisville furniture company that closed in 1962. It has traditional lines, which is a good addition to this room. So many of the pieces in here {like the wardrobes} have modern, simple lines and a contrasting antique is a nice addition.

Master Bedroom Makeover // grey rug, navy walls, white curtains, white bedding, upholstered headboard, wood floors, small night stand, gold lamp, bamboo shades // by @CraftivityDThis room has turned out beautifully. It’s bright and welcoming during the day, and cozy at night. It features an eclectic mix of both colors and textures; which I love, and feels true to our style. Plus — and maybe most importantly — it’s an incredibly functional space. We have so much storage in this not-so-big room with a tiny closet. Even this small nightstand is helping out. I’ll share a little more about that, next week.

Do you shop forever for the perfect piece? For which piece of furniture did you search the longest?

Jessi

Thursday 24th of March 2016

That lamp is great! I love the idea of keeping earrings there!!

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Thursday 24th of March 2016

Thanks -- I just stuck a pair there by chance one day and kept doing so afterward, lol :)

Zan

Wednesday 23rd of March 2016

I shop for things forever, too. I thought I was the only one. I hear you on price and correct fit! Right now, I have been shopping for nightstands for the longest time, but still cannot find the perfect ones. A;so, even something a simple a searching for the perfect lampshade has been a process. Love how your room is turning out!!

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Thursday 24th of March 2016

Thanks! Totally understand on the lampshade, too. We'll just call it attention to detail ;)

Molly Grubbs

Wednesday 23rd of March 2016

The room looks nice Lora. Your ability to mix different styles always amazes me.

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Wednesday 23rd of March 2016

Thanks :)

Emily

Wednesday 23rd of March 2016

It looks just perfect! What program do you use to do your inspiration photos? Xoxo Emily

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Wednesday 23rd of March 2016

Thanks, Emily! I used Photoshop to make the inspiration photos.