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Jan092010

Dressing up ikea

When we moved into our house from our tiny apartment we suddenly had a lack of furniture!  We were in desperate need of night tables that had both style and storage.  I also didn't want anymore pieces of wooden furniture in our bedroom, as we have two dressers and a king size wooden sleigh bed.  

As a solution I started to think about redesigning that round occasional table with the flowered skirt  and the glass top. For some reason I always think of my grandmother when I picture that table, i think she may have had one in her bedroom.  While I never fell in love with those tables, I loved that you could shove a bunch of stuff underneath and nobody but you knew it was there.  

So off I went to Ikea and I purchased two of the eina tables for $29.99 each:

IKEA eina

I found some great dark grey velvet and stitched up a straight skirt with large box pleats at the corners. I measured the finished dimensions of the night stand with the skirt and made a trip to my local glass store.  I ordered two pieces of glass 5/8 inches thick.  I love the final product because I don't have to worry about putting my water glass on something and I can hide a ton of stuff underneath (especially after I bought a few large baskets).

my dressed up ikea nightstand

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