A few weeks ago on our Instagram feed I posted this picture of my master bedroom nightstand, and got a bunch of you asking questions, so I wanted to make sure to get them answered for ya.
First things first, the mirror was a Target clearance score from a few months ago, the white lacquered frame is from Zgallerie, the "awesomer" print inside was a design I created using the Rhonna Designs App, and the gold and glass, triple decker jewelry case was something I picked up at HomeGoods, for about $20. I'm not sure what it's "suppose" to be used for, but it's PERFECT for all of my rings, earrings and bracelets!
Now for the biggest question asked... "I see a brass lamp in the corner. Where's it from and show me more!" Ha! Okay, so yes, we DID switch out the bedside lighting in our master bedroom, to these really awesome antique brass, plug in wall sconces from Pottery Barn.
There are three main sources of light in our master bedroom. 1- the natural light from the window, during daylight hours of course. 2- light from the lamps that sit on our nightstands, and 3- the ceiling fan/light combo up above us. Obviously natural light from our windows is ideal, but when it's darker out, we are left with only options 2 & 3.
I don't know what our problem was 5 or 6 years ago when we were picking out ceiling fans, but sheesh, we were strugglin', that's one thing I know for SURE!The fan/light fixture in this space, much like our other one that we switched out in the living room, has never been my favorite. We used to have a black bed, so we thought a black fan was a smart choice at the time, but in reality, it sticks out like a sore thumb against our white ceiling and the light that it provides is just subpar. So... yet again, we're on the hunt for a new ceiling fan, because Cason insists he can't sleep without one. There go my dreams for a cool ceiling-mount chandelier of some sort in this space. boo!
But when it all came down to it, Cason and I had both agreed that we would MUCH rather have the free space on the nightstands, for decor and other necessities, so the lamps were outta there.
Don't worry though, we have other plans for them :)
We weren't set on ordering lights from Pottery Barn to begin with, but after searching high and low for stylish plug-in (which was a MUST) sconces, we found out quickly that there weren't a whole lot of options. Once we agreed on the style we wanted, I just patiently waited for a free shipping email to arrive in my inbox. ha! Yup, that's right, I wasn't making my move until the right moment. I knew PB didn't carry these sconces in their stores, so I was going to HAVE to order them online. Thankfully a pair of these sconces was already discounted $30, but shipping alone was another $30+.
I can't remember what the exact "sale" was that they were having, but my waiting paid off, because I finally got a free shipping code and saved myself over $60.00 total. Whoohoo!
These were a cinch to put up, and we REALLY like them, along with all the extra space we have on our nightstands now.
As you can see, I propped this huge mirror up on my table as well, because I fell in love with it while thrift shopping. Cason told me that the 80's called and wanted their mirror back. (ugh)... I told him that he was crazy and this bad boy is WHERE IT'S AT!
Yes, part of me knows that it's way too big for the space... yet the rest of me loves it SO MUCH for it's functionality when it's time to get ready for the day, sleek shape and thin gold frame, that it's most likely going to end up staying anyway.
"Correctly" proportioned items or ample space for something super-awesome in a room is overrated sometimes... wouldn't you say?