Does this look like the bedside table belonging to a 55 year old woman? Well, it ought to because it's mine! My birthday was last week on Tuesday. There was a present waiting for me in the kitchen from Teddy -- a yellow dog solar light. TBG told me I'd have to wait until the 5th for his present for me to be delivered. At first I was worried, because he came home with a new Viper toilet for the basement. Turns out he secretly brought in two nightstands before I got home!
Having acquired new pieces for "my" bedroom, meant I needed to put them to use. That meant storing things in the drawers. As it turned out, I had some items from my desk at my old job that didn't make it to the new job. Stuff like that drink cozy and "My kids have paws" block in the picture above. I also used to collect butterfly clips. They were my way to keep my place in the myriad of binders and notepads a person needs to have at a bank. With no use for them at work, I decided to use them over my bed -- proving that my inner child is most likely a 15 year old teenager. TBG has not seen this yet and he's sure to hate it almost as much as the old nightstands the new pieces replace. He hated those too. Yes, I have a man who buys me furniture because he doesn't approve of my stuff (that's how we got our dining room table... an anniversary present).
I am not going to be featured in a magazine spread or on any home design blog. But I don't care. These days I lead a very stressful grown up life and if I want to come home and sleep in a bed that reminds me of a stage in my life where I didn't have anxious clients, regulatory obligations, and technical glitches all day -- well, who is to say that is a bad thing? In fact, I think that's what we should all do!
When it's all said and done, the set of two small bedside pieces will be a nice addition to my room. I now have more storage space -- a place to hide my nook charger, tissues, scrunchies, antacids, Benadryl and all sorts of assorted stuff I used to stack by my bed. I swear one of these days I'll grow up but for now, I'm just going to get ready for bed!