Starting out as newlyweds, my husband and I weren't about to drop thousands of dollars to furnish every corner of our home. Besides, I wanted time to develop my own sense of decorating and wait for those pieces that I really liked.
We got a wonderful dining set second hand (thank you Craigslist!) and refinished it, we got a gorgeous bed on a furniture store weekend sale, and we opted for a store model of a high quality mattress in order to snag a half price deal. But once the basics were set, we decided to take our time with everything else. And we still are. In lei of purchasing brand new bedside tables we decided to use a couple of extra island chairs that came with our dining set (we don't have an island anyways!). And after a year, I've actually really grown fond of the creative look of this unconventional bedside table...
An Ikea lamp ($15). I am crazy about the glow this lamp gives off. So crazy about it that I'm willing to drive two and a half hours to an Ikea just to buy more...
An unconventional bedside table. Yet, it's actually the perfect height and size (keep in mind that these are island chairs, not bar stools).
A worthwhile read One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp. What reads are on your bedside table?
My favorite candle...Frosted Cupcake Candle from Bath & Body Works. Even if I just go into Bath & Body Works to browse, I'm bound to come out with several of these.
An every now and then gift from my sweet hubby. I love how pure and bright these white daisies look on my night stand in contrast to the peaceful gray of our freshly painted walls (Annapolis Gray Benjamin Moore)
Do you have any creative ways you've improvised with home decor?