I'd said that we got one new piece of furniture for the room. I loved it the minute I saw it:
This chest is from the Edland line at IKEA. It is dark gray and connects my pine chest/bureau to my black bed frame beautifully.
(Here's a photo of the pine bureau)
Here is what the chest from IKEA looks like in the room - sorry, this is the best angle I could get because it is alongside our bed:
No need the remind me that I've got a hot mess of chords on display. :)
So the items we purged from the room? The chest at the foot of the bed:
And the black armoire, which held a tv at one point. Then my husband upgraded to a wall mountable flat screen and we kept the armoire for storage. In the end I decided it was both too bulky and too squatty (is that a word?) for the room:
Another fun change was to replace my old nightstand (you can see it 2 pictures above) with this fun find from Goodwill:
Just a big pail turned over. Fills the slim space under that window nicely. Learned this trick a while back when a horse trough became my quirky, always-a-good-topic-for-a-stale-conversation, coffee table. True story. In fact it currently is a quirky, always-good-topic-for-a-stale-conversation coffee table on my back porch:
But I digress.
The room is just about complete now. I kept the one wall the same as it was (the wall in the photo above with the pine bureau in it). Now I really want a long, skinny bench to go below the fabric mural I posted on Monday. Any idea where I can find one on the cheap? Or the best way to make one?
Now because I don't ever get rid of anything that can still be put to good use, all these disposed of pieces have a new home. The chest that was at the foot of our bed is now here:
Love how it looks.
The file cabinet is now in my design room:
And the black armoire is now in my brother's house! And is being well cared for there. :)
I think they all look better in their new spots, don't you?
Eh, so much for not digressing.