Yesterday I told you about an old table my Aunt brought up from VA – it was my Granny’s. I don’t ever really decline old furniture and how pleased I was, indeed, when I saw this greenish table and knew it was now mine.
I knew exactly where it was desperately needed: next to my bed. You remember my bedroom wall makeover two summers ago with old frames I painted? Within a few years, frames have come down, we went from a queen to king bed (no longer being able to use the brown bedspread) and have been unhappy with a blue duvet cover we’ve been using for some time. Yesterday the girls and I began to makeover the room – using the brown bedspread in another way – and happily making the little greenish table a nightstand.
Don’t you love the little table?
So much of what I sew with and cherish belonged to my Granny, so having her little table as my bed companion makes me quite happy. Of course, I used things I already had around, like my prayer art from Persimmon and Pink, to change things up a bit. The frame and text seems so much more fitting there anyway. A rhododendron clipping from the front (a new bush I planted) and something green. OK, the green plant, with a $2.50 price tag, was all I purchased for the makeover. I found the basket at my mom’s one day when I was helping her use her basket selection around the house. She let me keep it. A crocheted doily given to us 8 years ago for our wedding and some shells we picked up at the Outer Banks a few summers back.
The Chinese scroll over our bed is an interesting story. It was actually a gift from an old boyfriend many years ago. It seems like we always hang it over our bed when we’ve run out of ideas. I do love the scroll but right now it is acting as a space saver – if you know what I mean.
And this is how the day ended. We all piled on the “new” bed and read.
the sleepy time gal