We thought about putting a couple of small floating shelves on each side of the bed. One for a lamp and a second shelf or basket underneath for storage, like this picture:
But most floating shelf options that we looked at had a weight capacity of 7 lbs–which would be fine for a lamp (I think…we haven’t gotten that far), but not fine with a toddler pulling down on it which would inevitably happen. So we passed on that idea, but I still gawk at that photo. Lovely solution. Next I turned my attention to the online classifieds here in Utah (KSL.com). There was a plethera of nightstands, but all the dimensions and/or prices were too high, or there was only one for sale. Then, I found it:
The dimensions were perfect and the price was right. The lady selling them said they were about 50 years old and Chris wasn’t crazy about the look of them in the pictures, but I assured him I could refinish them if he didn’t like them once we got them home. We went and picked them up last night. We were stunned when we saw them in person. They were gorgeous. And heavy. And sturdy–and had to be worth WAY more than $12.50 a piece. We just smiled and put them in our car as fast as we could, paid her and bolted before she changed her mind.
After putting them in place, we concluded not to touch them at all. They are just too pretty in their natural state. I saw a stamp on the back that said it was “Inspected. Ayers Furniture.” I googled around and found a similar (but not nearly as cool) Ayers nightstand going on Ebay for $299!
Alas, I am not going to sell them. Instead, I’ll count myself one lucky duck and enjoy our steal-of-a-nightstands….which would be a little easier if we had lamps.
We designed the Charly line of sofas, chairs, and ottomans with perfect proportions for comfort — with wide arms, a loungey depth, and stylish and practical lumbar pillows. Available in 70 kid-friendly, pet-friendly fabrics, this line was created with families in mind.
Our wood grain Shaker cabinet fronts were designed for busy, high-traffic homes like ours. Clad with durable textured thermofoils, this line is compatible with Sektion, Akurum, Godmorgon, and Besta cabinets from IKEA. It's the perfect, practical way to add the warmth of wood to all the rooms of your home.
We have teamed up with Loloi to create a line of rugs that are as affordable as they are beautiful. This collection houses a great mix of traditional and modern rugs, in cottage-y colorways, as well as vintage-inspired beauties that you’ll want to roll out in every room.
We partnered with Stuga on a line of hardwood floors — The Ingrid is really livable, and the color is very neutral. It doesn’t lean warm or cool, it’s that just right in-between. We have really loved putting it everywhere in our house. It’s the best jumping-off point for design, no matter your interior style. In addition to being beautiful, Ingrid is really durable — we have three kids, and we always have a home construction project going on. Ingrid stands up to it all.
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Over the weekend Brooke (our social media manager) and I went to the Parade of Homes in the Raleigh area and it was so fun to get a feel of how other people in our new area are living and living large! The purpose of the parade is so that home builders and designers can […]
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