All I can say is thank goodness for Pinterest and Instagram. I don't know how people dealt with decorating their homes before these two amazing sites were available. My list of things I want to do in my apartment is growing but one of the main things that drives me crazy is my lack of overhead lighting. My building is from the '60s and all the ceilings are cement. I am lucky the gentleman who owned my unit before me scraped off all the popcorn and smoothed them out but my bedroom especially, could use some light. No one I have talked to wants to even entertain a conversation about drilling holes and running wiring to be able to hang a light overhead.
The solution I have come up with for several issues is to have built-in bedside tables constructed with shelves so I can have lighting put in, have sturdy bedside tables and some extra storage for my book collection, etc.. My bedroom also has bizarre cut outs that make things a tiny bit more complicated space-wise. Here are some examples of what I was thinking of...
My Mom is making my pinch pleat panels now with the green and white fabric I found last summer, so that will go behind my bed in between these built-ins.
Those, along with my white tufted headboard, should look great! This fabric is not expensive and I am considering buying more to have a bedskirt made. Since I have many bins under my bed for extra storage, a bedskirt is beyond necessary.
I have not had much luck finding the nightstands that are not a fortune and by the time I find vintage ones and have them painted, I could just as easily hire a carpenter to made the built-ins even if it will cost a little more. The bedside tables I wanted are from Williams-Sonoma Home and are a small fortune even with every imaginable coupon.
I have taken 4 large bags to Goodwill this week, trying to clean out my closet and also loaded tons of old shoes and clothes on eBay. My Dad's impending visit this next weekend could be the catalyst for all of this activity but I have been meaning to do it for a long time. Writing this all here in this blog also is good for accountability purposes.
Keeping it real,