Tuesday, May 10, 2011

New Dresser

My mom and I have both been looking for a new dresser. She needs one in one of her guest bedrooms and I would like a bigger one for my bedroom. Not "new" new but new to us. We both would like to paint or refinish an older dresser.

While taking pictures for my Home Tour, I never took a picture of the wall with my small "bachelor chest" on it. I guess I never really liked how if looked and therefore overlooked it. You can see it on the left side of the photo below. My TV sits on top. You can see just how small the chest is...the TV takes up the whole top!

(Here is a close up of it all cleaned off and ready to leave!)

As we were running errands a few weeks ago, we spotted some furniture on the side of the road for sale. We literally threw out the breaks and pulled over to check out a brown, wood dresser. It was marked $55, we handed the man $40 cash and it was ours! Now, the plan was for Mom to put it in her guest bedroom. She painted it a golden yellow and sanded the edges for a beautiful weathered look. However, I took one look at it finished and HAD. TO. HAVE. IT!!!

I do not have a before picture (yes, I am kicking myself!) but doesn't it look great? I LOVE IT! It was just what my room needed...it fits the wall better, adds some much needed color and offers more storage.

See how little the old one was.

It's not perfect, but it doesn't need to be!

I love the color and the wood showing threw.

The drawers were cleaned out good but still needed a little help.

I lined them with my go-to-shelf-liner.
(Don't worry, just socks and scarfs in the shot!)

Much better!

Tomorrow...new mantle!!!
Marking off that To-Do list!

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