It’s only been in the bedroom one full night so far, but boy is it convenient to have a place to set my phone, or book, and a glass of water at night before I go to bed!The top is the same dark walnut finish as the dining room table. I think walnut is my new obsession. It’s so gorgeous!
The real challenge of this project was building the drawer, especially on a scale this small. But I’m really happy with how it turned out. It’s perfect for sticking my headphones and other bedside trinkets inside. I can even fit a book in there, so it’s bigger than it seems.
The knob is from Anthropologie, and was the most expensive part of the project, if you broke everything down by price individually. (There will be a full breakdown of the total cost in the how-to post on Thursday!)The reason why we decided to build our own nightstand was because I was having a tough time finding exactly what I wanted. The drawer was a must, and I also wanted a little shelf for storing extra books or trinkets. Ok, I really wanted a shelf to make bedroom vignettes, but can you blame me. My shelf has a few of my favorite DIY reads on display and this little vase my grandmother made a long time ago.
Next on my list is getting a fun lamp so I can stop bugging Jesse to turn his on or off, and to FINALLY hang the vow art that I made almost 2 years ago above each of our nightstands. And of course we need to finish Jesse’s nightstand, but all in good time. Let’s just admire the beauty of this one a little longer…
Le sigh! It feels so good to be making progress in all different areas of the house! And this weekend I’m making my bi-yearly pilgrimage to IKEA to scope out lamps, frames, curtains and everything else I don’t even know I need yet! 😉
What do you think of the nightstand? Worth the wait? What projects are you working on right now?