Dresser, Take Two

July 15th, 2013

I’ve mentioned a few times that we’re redoing the guest room which wears two hats: it also serves as my oldest daughter’s room when she’s home from college (which is right now and through August!)  Her closet has some built in drawers and a place to hang clothes but the room needed more storage for clothing, for both her and for guests in her absence.

I was ready to buy her a new one but then remembered I had a dresser that could work, one that was sitting in the studio and then in the corner of the garage, and one I picked up for $40 while thrifting a few years ago. I almost sold it, decided against it, and I’m glad I did because I saved myself several hundred bucks just repurposing it in this space.

The dresser has lived in various places over the years (you can see it here in the entry). I originally painted it a gray blue, but decided to go bolder this time and painted it a brighter Monaco blue to suit this space, and also to introduce a fun dose of color.

blue bedroom dresser

blue painted dresser with gold pulls

 

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Weekend Reading

July 12th, 2013

Hi all, what’s up for the weekend? I’m finishing up a final coat of paint on a dresser today and then hoping to take a trip to the coast to feel the sand between my toes tomorrow.

How perfect is this dining nook?  So sunny, so cheerful, and family friendly, I adore the painted chairs and happy mix of patterns on the window seat. I spied it over at The Design Files this week and fell in love with the whole house tour.

happy brisbane home

 

And for your weekend reading enjoyment, here are a few more favorite links!

The perfect way to christen your new home.

101 home makeover ideas suggested by top designers.

Which of these deserves the title Building of the Year?

Don’t unplug from technology, just take your life back.

100 best first lines from novels (#8 and #47 are my fave).

The evolution of music in song.

America’s “snobbiest” cities.

Stunning imagery of the fog rolling in over San Francisco.

Apparently, coffee shop noise boosts creativity?  Hmmm. 

Gatsby blue screen before and afters

Delight the true believers and prove the skeptics wrong.

Organized beautiful chaos in a butterfly’s wing.

  20 questions

I answered Cassie’s 20 Questions over at Hi Sugarplum, my high school jam and first car revealed among other random tidbits.

 

Have a great weekend!

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