Yikes! I think we may have a problem collecting dressers. Our friend “Meg” who hooked us up with all those deals a couple weeks ago, hooked us up again.
When we were at her house during that initial visit, she asked if we were interested in a dresser she had. At first we thought, “Nope! Not another one in this house.” But then we saw it … and it was full of crazy/awesome possibilities.
I’ve actually been lusting after a Pottery Barn wine bar/buffet to go in the dining room. Like this:
But of course, everything they have is WELL outside of our budget. So, when I saw the dresser at Meg’s, the wheels started turning. The dresser is solid wood, extremely well built and has a lot of character. Oh and Meg gave this to us for $100.
Our thoughts are to:
– Raise the whole piece up about six inches by extending the current legs or putting new ones on
– Remove the bottom two, left-side drawers and the shelf in between, and install a wineglass rack like in the Pottery Barn buffet
– Remove the bottom two, right-side drawers, but keep the shelf. This will be used for beer glasses.
– Strip and refinish the entire piece in a dark stain & possibly spray paint the hardware
I’m also thinking of painting the inside of the dresser in the areas where we remove the drawers in a pop of color. Possibly an emerald or dark blue color. Scott and I threw around ideas for a while last night and are excited to get started on this piece. So hopefully, this will be the motivation to get us through the rest of our kitchen/dining room remodel.
So, with this new piece in the house, we officially have four dressers in the house, almost enough for each room: One in the living room that we made into an entertainment center, one in our guest bedroom and one in our bedroom. It’s getting outta control, people.
We also purchased a square, high table with four saddle chairs from Meg, too. This is actually a newer Pottery Barn table and chairs that she doesn’t have room for in her new house. We are going to put this table in the music room as a craft/work/sewing/whatever table. Two of the saddle chairs will be used under our peninsula and the other two we’ll keep in the music room.
We bought the table for $50 and each chair was $15 … and they are solid pieces. We are pretty excited!
Once again, Meg has pulled through with some amazing pieces, but I think we’ve about cleaned her out. Our grand total for the dresser, table and fours chairs was $210. Not bad if you ask me. Now to just get the rest of the house finished … stay tuned. 🙂