a side table saga: client project

on last week i came across this in a thrift store. i actually wanted it for myself. unfortunately i had no place for it, but it was so modern, yet i knew it was quite dated. vintage pieces hold so much quality. since it was solid wood i knew the possibilities were endless. as i moved in closer to inspect it, something amazing happened.
yea. they separate. i have NEVER seen this before. so it immediately lead me to my 10 year old client's room that i have been trying to finish up, but had been unable to source appropriately size bedside tables at the right price.

the width of each separated piece is exactly what i have been looking for. i often feel bedroom side table are wimpy. too small. too short. the only thing left to do is create a base for them. which is going to be simple.
since my client had reservations...still. i sent her this image to let her salivate a little bit. it worked.

now i wont be doing any wild colors, but this addition will certainly customize this room even more.

kind of awesome huh?

THRIFT TIP: when looking for pieces of furniture in a thrift store, flea market or garage sale, make sure to check the construction. dovetail construction is a good indication that the piece is older and more than likely of good quality wood.