Bedside Table Inspiration.

This Sunday I finally move into my permanent house in L.A. What, Erin, you haven't moved into your house yet? Yes, it is true. For about 7 weeks I sublet from a girl (in the house where I will live permanently) while she was in Europe. And, now, this Sunday another girl in the house gets married and I get to move into her room. (Get ready for many room setup posts.) So, for the past two weeks I have been a nomad, staying at my friend Liz's for the first week and Matt and Ellen's this week. Unfortunately Liz and her husband were out of town almost the entire week that I was there, but this week it has been fun getting to know the Godfreys while staying at their place. 
One thing I know for sure now, I was not made to be a nomad. I like being settled and a place feeling like home, having a routine for getting ready in the morning, not having a large suitcase in the backseat of my car (although with the mess my car can become, one would wonder), knowing where nearby places are like Trader Joe's and Ralph's (aka Kroger), Walgreens, and Home Depot, and here in L.A. driving around familiar areas where I know how to get around. 
And, I can't help but think about Abraham and how in Hebrews 11 it talks of him living in tents and what a longing that must have cultivated for his home with God in heaven. I am not quite spiritual enough to have longed for heaven in these past couple months of not feeling settles. I have just longed for my trinkets like my bird bank and trifle bowl, my art that all tells a story about my life, my clothes that would always be the perfect thing to wear if I just had them, and of course, my own bed. But, Sunday, the movers come, unload the relo-cube and I am in business. 
Ok, so this was supposed to be a post about inspiration for my bedside table. I looove an oversize bedside table! For the past few years I have used a kidney shaped dressing table and have loved it. But, at the new house I have to get ready in my room since I share a bathroom with two other girls. Therefore am going to use the dressing table for it's actual purpose. But, today I was looking around the web and got some inspiration to use my desk as a bedside table. I never ever sit at my desk and work anyhow, so this would make it more functional and I can use the space underneath the chair opening to house things.
This first picture is what gave me the idea first. Then I searched around Pinterest and found lots of inspiration. 
Source: None via Brittany on Pinterest
Source: bhg.com via Susan on Pinterest


Claire said...

McCabe...I was thinking about you and I need to get your address. I don't know how else to get in touch with you. Hope you are well. Miss you little lady! Claire


Paige said...

Hi Erin!
I was having a slow work day, so I thought I'd catch up on some of my favorite blogs, yours being one of them. I noticed that on your apt inspiration you posted one from hannahkateflora. I worked at K-Kountry with her! Do you know her from Auburn? Anyway, small world! I love all the inspiring things you post. Keep up the good work