Just as I figured, I’m going to need one more day to finish my herringbone “tile” lamp bases. I really started to think that I could get them finished in time to show you today, but as I was outside at 10:00 last night spraying the second lamp base with clear coat, I realized that it just wasn’t going to happen. The bases are finished, but I still need to install two lamp kits. Right now, they’re still just two really fancy MDF boxes.
As I’m working on a project, my mind is always wandering to the next project(s). And while I really do want to finish up my living room and entryway, there are two items for my bedroom that really need some immediate attention.
The first is a headboard. I’m getting tired of leaning against the window when I sit in bed with my laptop. The second project is bedside tables. I purchased two IKEA Rast 3-drawer chests that I plan to turn into something more suited for my bedroom. Right now, they look like this…
After sharing 12 amazing and inspiring IKEA Rast hack ideas with you back in November, I finally decided that I was going to use this Bungalow 5 Jacqui 3-drawer side table, which retails for $910.00 at Layla Grayce, as inspiration for my own IKEA Rast hack.
I even bought the brass ring pulls and got them in the mail about a week ago. I really love the modern look of this one, and those quirky little feet just make me smile.
But a few days ago, I came across this Kira Chest from Grandin Road, which retails for $349.00.
This one appeals to that side of me that really loves scalloped and scrolly things. Plus, nail head trim. I do like the finish, but if I make this one, I’ll probably go with a different finish — something more colorful. This finish would blend in too much with the linen draperies that will be behind it.
I really do like both of these equally, and each of them appeals to different parts of my “decorating personality,” I guess you could say.
Since I can’t make a decision, I’m leaving this one up to y’all. I generally ask for input, and then make my own decision. But in this case, I’ll actually go with the majority vote, without question.
So, which one would you like to see me use as inspiration for my own IKEA Rast hack?
(If you’ve missed the other elements that will go into our bedroom design, you can click here to get an idea of where this room is headed.)