Wednesday, January 12, 2011
ironing board nightstand
My mother's bed is tall and luxurious. Once settled in, it's hard to leave. Because of the distance to the floor and the lack of room for an ample nightstand- books, computer, and notepads often pile into bed. It can get crowded on that fluffy down comforter. Something needed to be done.Hoping to help the cluttered surface situation, I temporarily slid an ironing board (a vintage wooden one as you would expect) between the wall and the bed. She wasn't sure if it looked right... she does have quite particular aesthetics, that mom of mine! Needless to say... the ironing board nightstand was an amazing platform. It functions beautifully and has become indispensable! Here it is in a sparse and minimal state, but you'll often find it with a laptop, stack of books, magazines and room to spare. The genius (yes, I'm tooting my horn just to get my sweet mom's goat!) of the ironing board nightstand is not just in its "roomy design", but its adjustable height! Perfect for her tall bed, but easily reduced for bedsides with different proportions. If you're looking for a nice landing for all of your bedside reading, and only have a narrow space to fill... this might be a solution to consider.
p.s. This would also be a wonderful addition to any mama's repertoire for comforting a sick child(or any age for that matter) who was stuck in bed and needs everything within reach. Maybe I even need to sew a customized ironing board cover with pockets... so many possibilities from a humble repurposed ironing board!