I love my bedroom. Like my kitchen, it was decorated on a budget and has remained pretty much the same for almost a decade. I love the color of the walls, our antique rock maple bedroom set and our king size bed, which is the clear focal point of the room.
The bedding is always white.
I change out the top quilt seasonally to add a pop of color, but there is something about the white pillows and base that I find enormously pleasing to the eye and soothing to the soul.
The bed is flanked by two nightstands and two white lamps. A very few precious accessories are placed on the dresser. Last year, in an effort to give the room a cleaner look, I cleared out a lot of the accent décor.
I love that there are two chairs in the room, a his and hers, if you will...a rock maple one that matches the set for him and a comfy white slipcovered one for me.
I have to say that all in all, the room has always been perfect.
Except for this table.
Don't get me wrong, I really do like the table. I love its circular lines in contrast to the angles of my dressers, the finish blends perfectly with that of the maple set and my eye is drawn to that sweet little drawer.
And unfortunately also right to those nasty cords!
I bought the piece to replace one of those fabric covered decorator tables, in my effort to streamline the room. For a year, I tried to figure out how I was going to camouflage those cords.
Could I add a false back to the piece?
Perhaps I could create a skirt, but wasn't that the look I was trying to get away from in the first place?
Every night I got into bed and, until I turned the light off, I was annoyed and aggravated by that tangle of cords. Petty, I know, but I have design OCD, so I think it qualifies me for a medical pass on this one.
Then one day, I remembered a sweet piece that my husband had built for me, years ago.
Our antique bedroom set only came with one nightstand, so my fabulous husband build me a custom one. Now he likes symmetry in his home décor, so when I was able to track down a matching rock maple nightstand on Etsy, his lovely treasure was retired to the basement, which was no place for it.
I mean my husband made it!
So we brought it back upstairs and it has solved my design dilemma. The electronics are hidden inside and the cords are snaked out a hole in the back.
My bedtime view has improved considerably!
As a bonus, I got a new nightstand out of the deal, which works out perfectly for me, since I was never really a fan of the matchy-match look!
Do you have a design dilemma that has you stumped?
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