Mommy Long Legs

Mommy Long Legs

Many times I’ve walked away from cute little end tables or nightstands at thriftstores and flea markets because they are just that: little! Seriously, people weren’t THAT much shorter a few decades ago, were they? Every vintage “nightstand” I’ve ever come across seemed to hover dangerously close to “footstool” territory. You can’t put a bedside lamp on a table that is below the bed, it DOESN’T MAKE ANY SENSE!

Cindy from Cameras and Chaos took my jittery hand, wiped my damp brow and whispered, “There, there. Just give it longer legs.” Oh. Yeah. Great idea. Problem solved!

But that’s not all, she also freed this little table from a life of harrowing hunter green. So much better, it deserves a hyphen. Suh-oh much better! See it HERE. Thanks Cindy!

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  1. April 5, 2011 / 2:20 AM

    Love that last before and after–that pic is gorgeous.

  2. April 5, 2011 / 3:10 AM

    Hi Lindsey,
    I just found your blog this past weekend and have had so much fun reading through your blog. I must say that I too have a fear of knotty pine and creapy basements. I have just started my own blog and I hope to have some DIY projects to show the world. I hope to one day have the opportunity to be featured here. Oh, and I lived in AZ for twenty years (16 in Mesa and 4 in Page) and now live in Cedar City. 🙂

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  4. April 5, 2011 / 12:18 PM

    The reason nightstands were so much shorter is because mattresses used to be a lot slimmer. We have such gigantic mattresses now-a-days! 🙂

    Seriously my grandma gave me her old bedroom set and the mattress nearly covers the headboard!

  5. April 5, 2011 / 12:55 PM

    very cute! I agree with pp too: perhaps they weren’t short but our beds much higher & more plush w/more layers!

  6. April 5, 2011 / 1:32 PM

    They look fantastic!
    My parents 60s mod bedroom suite in super low and the family room furniture we had in the 70’s had very straight lines and it was like sitting on the floor!! I think everything is bigger now! Sofas ..mattresses!!

  7. April 5, 2011 / 3:58 PM

    Brilliant! So clever.

  8. April 5, 2011 / 4:37 PM

    OMGoodness I LOVE that pale blue table! So perfect!!

    I’ll be dreaming of it for days now…


  9. April 6, 2011 / 1:33 PM

    Who would’ve thought you could add legs/height…

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