I’ve been looking for a small dresser/chest of drawers to use as a night stand for Jeff’s side of the bed for a few months, though, and have come up empty. The ones we used in our last house looked dinky and out of proportion in this new room.
For my side, I used this marble-topped chest, which used to be next to our front door in PA. The size, scale, and color are perfect, so I was looking for something similar to complete the pair.
Well, when I was out shopping before Christmas, I found a lovely antique pine chest at a local antique store. I had seen it on their Facebook page, but it was from a picture taken in the spring, so I doubted it would still be there. I couldn’t believe when I rounded a corner and spotted it! I bought it not knowing where I would use it, but I knew I loved it and it’s the kind of piece that could go a dozen places.
One of those dozen places was Jeff’s side of the bed…
And, wouldn’t you know it, it fit perfectly. It even addressed one of the issues I had to work around – the air vent on the floor. This chest has feet that lift it up high enough to allow for air flow.
And another thing that might surprise you, I am not going to paint this one! I have grown fond of the warmth of old pine and I like how it looks in the space, so it’s going to stay as is.
I ordered new lamp shades to replace the ones that were crunched in the move (it’s hard to tell in the picture above, but both shades were damaged) and I’m still playing around with the accessories, etc, but the master bedroom is another step closer to being done!