The sun is finally shining on this fine NYC morning – and thank god, because I was about to pack my bags and move to California after the torrential downpour that took place yesterday and last night. I think (knocking on wood) that spring might finally be here.
Speaking of wood, some of you may know that my step-dad is quite the handyman. He is a surgeon turned fine wood worker (we joke these are similar professions), and AP and I are the lucky recipients of his crafty masterpieces.
**If you’ve been to our apartment, you may have seen the amazing sideboard that my parents found for $100 at the Brimfield antique fair and refinished for me a few years back.**
For the holidays, his gift was a piece of furniture of our choice. Dream big, he said. So naturally, we did and some of the “big dreams” I had for a ten drawer dresser or armoire were quickly shot down by my mom when she realized this would put her projects much further down in the que.
After some discussions with J (step-dad) and negotiations with my mom (this is a very delicate process), we decided side tables for our bedroom would be the perfect gift and a relatively quick project. I personally prefer antique-style furniture, but opened up the search to all styles for inspiration. Below are some top picks in all price-ranges. I’m thinking cherry or bird’s eye maple for our tables. Something rustic, but classy with enough surface area for lamps, and possibly a raw marble top.
Mediterranean-style sideboard from Brimfield – purchased for $100 and refinished
Finally, check out this DIY side table project using a Rast Ikea dresser and turning into the perfect side table in the color and with the hardware of your choice via Armelle Blog. Awesome.