Sunday, 15 April 2012

BEDSIDE, ON WHEELS


 I've changed those small vintage side tables we had as night tables to trollies instead.

Although the tables looked nice, they  didn't have a lot of surface and instead of looking like they should (like this: here, and here -yes, some of hte books are the same. But I read others inbetween instead!)...

...they had been a mess lately. In fact, it's been quite messy at everywhere home the whole winter as I have had no extra time for anything and also have been rather tired, so anything that will get me more organized and leave me more floor space is welcome.


Now I have three levels for my things to store on less floor space than before! Hopefully they'll keep in order... As the trolley is easily moveable I can now use the drawers under the bed with less effort than before.


I got Eddi one too. I originally intended the trollies for our kitchen and for the countryhouse kitchen but then it struck me they had a more important task to fill. (The cat lamp does not really sit well on the trolley, but I have other plans for it already. For the baby. Somewhere.)


The metallic trolley (which btw is MINTGREEN (whoah!, in case you did not notice :) is from ikea. I was stalking their site every day after spotting it in a interior magazine, until I saw they were available in the store and then rushed over. I had started seeing the trolley in lots of interior blogs the days before and had to hurry before those bitches went and bought up my trollies!

I am now on a quest to organize and tidy a lot in the house before the baby comes. One thing is to make more space in the bedroom, to fit the baby bed... I will thus exchange the floor lamp to a vintage lamp that will hang from the wall above the bed; we have the lamp already waiting to be brought into town from the country house.  But more on that later.

28 comments:

Dashfield Vintage said...

The side tables look great! I have been looking for some matching ones for our bedroom for ages now. Our bedroom is probably my least favourite room in the house, I really need to put some effort into making it more than just a place to sleep.

Liz said...

I LOVE the cat lamp!!!

The trollies are also very nice!

Liz

jax said...

I saw these and didn't buy them. But you make them look so cute! I may just have to give it a try. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Vad heter dessa rullvagnar? Hittar inte dem på svenska sidan! :(

Hannelore said...

Such a gorgeous bedroom you have!

Mrs. D said...

It looks amazing!

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Anonym : Råskog!

Little Rascal said...

L-O-V-E! I need to get my butt to IKEA pronto! (I'll get some moose lasagna at the same time!)
I was actually thinking about revamping a 1950's sewing box into a peppermint green or sea foam green bedside table but I've been way to depressed and uninspired lately.

Hope your baby bump is well. <3

anna said...

I love the entire room!! I also saw the photos from Italy...and it's really interesting to know how foreigns see my country!!
Italian kisses :*

Roxy said...

Those trolleys don't look near as cute on Ikeas website as they do in your room. Must have to do with the lighting and all the cute stuff you put on them.

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Roxy : but I it was this Ikea image that made me want them:
http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSHjdBamI6Tx6IVeT0z_eswmAuvAZQR8AqxttTYamw7jVFMlA42
:)

Anonymous said...

Kivat sivupöydät teillä ja miten kaunis tapetti!! Mikä mallisto tuo on?

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Anonyymi : tapetti on Birger Kaipiaisen "ken kiuruista kaunein" 50-luvulta ja sen saa Tapettitalosta!

Shinypigeon said...

Genius. We have under bed drawers too...why i have never thought of trolleys I shall never know.
GENIUS!

Thina said...

Hur fint som helst, men mtt ögon föll på tapeten. Vad heter tapeten, den vill jag ha! Kram

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Thina ; det är Birger Kaipiainens "Ken Kiuruista Kaunein" från 50-talet. Säljs på tapettitalo i Helsingfors. möjligtvis kan den fås på annat håll med.

Kolla www.tapettitalo.fi!

Amy said...

Love your mint green trollies!

Jenn said...

Such a great idea!! They look so nice in your room. I never would have thought of using them that way. I think these would work great as a nightstand in my almost 3 yr old daughter's room. She'll be moving out of her toddler bed into a big bed in the fall and we are looking at options for bedroom furniture now. Thanks for the fabulous idea! :) The colour is perfect too.

Albertina said...

Wao!! the photos are incredible! your styling is flawless....I love the trolley

Grishma @ ZaikaZabardast said...

what a wonderful idea! Love it :)
Is is available to buy online? If yes, can you share the link please??

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Grishma : well like I say it's from IKEA, called Råskog. You'll have to check with the ikea in your country if you can get it online or in the store :)

spikypentrebane said...

I love your wallpaper, where did you get it?
Thanks ;)

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

the wallpaper is Birger Kaipiainen's 1950-s wallpaper "Ken kiuruista kaunein" from tapettitalo.fi

Jen of Kuo said...

May I ask where you got that box with the floral design? Same design from a Taiwanese Hakka fabric.

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Jen of Kuo : it was from a Finnish departement store's interior departement. Perhaps it was imported from Taiwan then :) I also got one in red, they're pretty.

Johanna said...

Thank you for sharing this idea!

Anonymous said...

http://www.cosmopolitan.co.uk/worklife/campus/g3725/clever-storage-solutions/?slide=1

I saw this and was sure I recognised it even the source didn't have any links to your site. It's probably stupid but I thought you might be interested.

The Freelancer's FashionBlog said...

Anonymous : thanks! And yes, I too checked their source and the source's source and no one links to me...