Monday, January 18, 2010

Bedside Dilemma














I am looking for a bedside table for one of my spare bedrooms (which I have just redecorated).
I just can't decide what to go for. Whatever it is, it won't be conventional. These images are inspiring me today. Hope you all had a great weekend.
image # 1 Ebay
image #2 Flickr
image # 3 BHG
image #4 rol.vn
image#5 BHG

51 comments:

  1. Hi Simone - they are all so lovely! I really like the blue chippy highchair - stunning!! I used an old white chippy stepladder in my bedroom makeover, I think it cost us $5 at a farm auction. I am sure whatever you end up using, it will be stunning! I can't wait to see what you end up using:) Have a lovely day - Tina x

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  2. I like them all, but I think my favourite is the chair.

    The stack of books is great; I'd be having to dig in the pile, though, to find one to read :)

    All those pictures are gorgeous. I wish my bedroom were that tidy!

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  3. Oh, I do so love the blue chair with those gorgeous roses - quite perfect!

    Happy New Year to you and your family!

    Ingrid x

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  4. Hi Simone love all these images. Whatever you go for will be gorgeous I'm sure.
    Sandy

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  5. I know whatever you find will be amazingly lovely! I like number 2 and 3...that chair is adorable! xo

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  6. I like the green one - its definately not your average bedside table!!
    Have a great day!

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  7. Love the last image with the green bedside and the old highchair is very different too! I'm sure you will find something that looks gorgeous!

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  8. never easy to pick, but if you have a few on hand, just switch them up to keep it feeling fresh! Rotate with a guest room - works for me.

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  9. i love the last one with that pop of color. great way to add a little life to your room!

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  10. Good luck finding your latest treasure. I'm sure you'll have some fun with it! There are some nice (cheap) pieces going on ebay at the moment. Just wish I had more room to store stuff!
    Glad I found your blog (via Mels Rose Place)
    Angex

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  11. I love the idea of the old chair beside the bed. Hope you had a lovely weekend too.

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  12. OMG Simone....they all look fabulous...

    the 3rd photo is extremely original/beachy/shabby & gorgeous...

    would love to see what you have done re the decor of the 3rd bedroom..??
    a blog in the future perhaps??

    I CANNOT believe how chilly it is here in melb today..this time last week 45 degrees...today is about 15???

    what thaa???
    xx andrea

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  13. Image 3 and image 5 would be my choice :-)

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  14. HI Simone
    Well I love #2 and #3. When I was younger I only had non-conventional bedsides.. I think I miss them... xx Julie

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  15. Go for some old suitcases!! (lol)I love them!!
    Did you buy your books from The Book Depository (TBD)?
    I priced one book I bought at 'Borders' today and it was $20 more there!!!! Mind you I have not seen all of the books I bought at TBD in Borders either.
    Irene x

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  16. Love picture number 3... a chair for a table is a great idea! :)

    Many thanks for visiting my art blog and your encouraging comment!

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  17. I LOVE the 2nd picture! That just totally looks like you! sunny & happy! :o) Good luck on your search! Enjoy the sunshine....it's been raining buckets for weeks up here...argh!!

    Shellagh

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  18. So many lovely choices - can't wait to see what you pick! Leigh

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  19. I adore the last little green table!! I had a look last week in some op shops for some different pieces I'm after but couldn't find anything suitable. Hope you find what you're after. Enjoy your start to the week Simone x

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  20. Hi Simone love the images hope you don't get this comment twice my computer playing up (probably cos the operator is rubbish hee) I am sure you will find something adorable, I love the old suit cases stacked I had some as a little girl, they got thrown out years ago, if only I had a crystal ball then!!

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  21. Oh good luck with your decision! Thank you, the weekend was great. Have a beautiful week.
    xxx

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  22. I just adore the 3rd! Have a great week up ahead!

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  23. I LOVE number 3! That looks really cool.

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  24. They are all gorgeous, especially that 1st one! xx

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  25. Hello Simone, for me image 1 or 2. Happy election! Kisses, Ana

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  26. Love the first ones... :) Gorgeous little collection of images.

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  27. I've seen painted stools used as bedside tables and they look lovely and simple. And I really like the wooden chair, as used in one of your images.

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  28. Mmmmm decisions , decisions , I think the top cane ones . They really are all gorgeous !

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  29. The all look great, lately I have been loving chairs as side tables!

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  30. Hi, Simone! I'd go with wicker! I love my bedside wicker table but unfortunately- so do my cats! ♥

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  31. On a practical note, I find for bedside tables, a drawer is really needed. I went for a wee bit without one and found all those little bits and bobs ended up on the table instead of in.

    However, that being said, those pics are yummy!

    Lisa

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  32. Simone..
    whatever you end up choosing..
    it will be just perfect!
    looking forward to seeing your choice!!
    warm hugs..
    Loui♥

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  33. Well, my vote would be a toss-up between photo two and photo three. I love the look of the floral material (or wallpaper, or whatever that prettiness is) under glass, and I think the glass would be easy to keep clean.
    And I absolutely love the uniqueness of the chair as a bedside table! Especially such a treasure as that vintage one in your photo. I wonder is it a vintage baby's high chair? That's what it reminds me of. How dear that looks! And I love the idea of the side handles, no worry of the vase spilling over sideways!
    Such a sweet idea, Simone! I may pilfer it from you if you don't mind!
    Have fun decorating!
    All the best,
    Eileen

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  34. ooo lots of choice! I love all the ideas...maybe you need to take a piece of old furniture and add to it in someway - make it unique...not sure how but I bet you have plenty of ideas knowing you! and it will be gorgeous! xxx

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  35. I love unconventional. I almost screamed when my husband ordered matching bedside tables. MATCHING! I won't even ask what he paid for them. Of course I like to change things up. I like sewing machine tables and anything that looks vintage. Lo and behold, I ended up with matching bedside tables. Can you imagine? I'm wondering how long I should wait before "recommending" a change?
    Brenda

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  36. So many nice ideas in this post! I love that little blue chair.
    Happy new week!
    Federica

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  37. Hi Simone
    I love the third one with the chair. Very unusual!
    x

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  38. I have been thinking about the same thing lately! Well, that and quirky storage ideas. Right now I'm using an old kitchen cart, which is nice cause I can store stuff in there haha, but its still not quite the right fit. These are great ideas though! My husband and I make furniture, and we made some bedside tables for a gal in Missoula, MT. You should have a look at them...I'm sure there's probably someone there in Australia who could make something similar for you! http://twigdecor.blogspot.com/2009/12/little-anthropologie-hack-for-ya.html

    Thanks for all your always amazing inspiration :)

    Jana

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  39. Love the books... and the chair :) can't wait to see what you pick!

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  40. I really do love the cleanness of #1! All of the pictures found are quite inspiring though. Dont you just love the colors? Will you be posting pictures of your revamp? Have a blessed week filled with love, Cherie

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  41. Hi, New to your blog, just blog surfing and found it, love it. I am one of your newest followers. What a dream, you get to live in this wonderful home. Your daughter is precious, my youngest was a toe head too! She now dies her hair to keep it that color. I will enjoy keeping up with your adventures of life! Oops picture comments, I have several piano benches that I keep re-upholstering and using as bedside tables. A little low though, but they work well for the guest bedroom.

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  42. They are all great and which ever you choose will look wonderful once you add your touch.
    Ness xx

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  43. Love how the blue chair looks, but the surface won't hold much. Beauty vs. functionality. . . always a dilemma!

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  44. Simone darling, you are very welcome, my pleasure entirely. You and your blog deserve much more for the beauty, grace, charm and talent you post for our pleasure. I thank you for being an unconditionally kind follower…visiting me even when I am unable to return the visit and for leaving the most eloquent and sweet comments ever. Thank you luv.

    Love & Hugs
    Duchess

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  45. Ohhh hard decision...but I love the last image best... a shot of colour looks gorgeous...I think you could definitely make it work in your home! x

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  46. I love the idea of the chair. Since it's a spare room and you won't need the nightstand to be too functional you could have a lot of possibilities! You could even stack some old wooden crates up, suitcases covered with rose paper, books, shelves, cabinet...oh the possibilities!

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  47. Hi Simone, Love them all! You can't beat cane. You can dress it up or keep it casual. I'm, not surprisingly, loving little travel trunks, hat boxes etc in a stack at the moment, and old chippy paint milking stools and small step ladders. I agree it's fun to use something different or as my friends say "that's odd" haha.

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  48. they are all so lovely!!!!!!!!
    Marce

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