May the roof above us never fall in
And may we good companions beneath it never fall out.

~Irish blessing

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

In this corner...

This tricky little corner was the only place in our bedroom for a chest of drawers, but too small to fit the large antique tallboy we'd previously been using. Luckily the tallboy - a beautiful antique Tom's parents brought over on the boat from Belfast - fits perfectly in the second bedroom. However with hanging space only in our built in robes, we really needed some more drawer space and I picked up this little art deco hardwood beauty on ebay for only $170. 

Fits perfectly, is a good size for socks and undies and since we don't have overhead lighting in the bedrooms, is just the right height to have a convenient lamp just inside the door. We'll think about adding some sconces at some point, but for now this works just fine.


  1. Lovely blog. I love your kitchen, I love your red door. And the chest of drawers above looks like what I would have. And funny that I have a corner like that, used in a similar way.

    All the best with the rest of your projects and gardening.

  2. Thanks Mbini! They do say great minds think alike.