Have you ever noticed that one little change means a chain reaction of other changes?
The new bed was great, I really did love it once it was painted. It saves space, it is cottagey-cute, and it has a cozy mattress.
But, not only did we no longer need the bedside dresser, the drawers udner the bed were blocked by it.
And all of my bedding was too long, and life is too short to tuck the bedspread under the mattress all the way every morning. But why have drawers if there is a blanket covering them up and you have to move it every time you want to open a drawer?
Plus, this head board was lower than the last one and the wall looked very blank.
I had this piece of stained glass made by a friend framed to hang over the bed, and that took care of the blank wall.
I found a white quilt and shams on sale at Target that fit exactly without tucking in under the mattress.
And best of all, I thought of using shelves on the wall in place of end tables. (they aren't lopsided, that is just a camera angle)
This smaller one is from Hobby Lobby, it is black metal and I painted it with leftover paint from the bed. We screwed the power strip up under it to plug in the lamp and my iPad chargers. The outlets are nicely hidden unless you are looking up from the floor.
For the other side, I needed a bigger shelf and couldn't find what I wanted. Till I noticed this old, broken drop leaf table out in the garage. My son took off the leaves, added iron brackets, and it was just what we needed for the wall space.
I've been really happy with both. And what a perfect fit! The two shelves, plus the bed are the exact size to fit the space. Wow, what luck.
But there was one more change chain reaction yet to fix....