Last week, my mom and I needed a break from hanging wallpaper and installing box molding, so we went to an antique mall (Countryside Antique Mall) and to a local consignment shop (Kismet) to see if we could find a few things on my “wish list” for the room. One thing that was at the top of the list was a dresser. The bed was flanked with antique washstands from my last house, but they looked a little dinky in the room. I wanted to replace one with a dresser and the other with a desk.
I didn’t find the desk, but we found the dresser!
It’s a pretty oak piece with a serpentine front that works well with the other pieces in the room (the oak bed frame and the antique German wardrobe.) I thought initially I would want to paint it, but now that I have it in the room I’m not so sure! The wood is pretty and in good condition, so I’m going to leave it as is for now. (Who am I?!)
I ended up filling the wardrobe with shipping supplies (for my paintings), so it’s nice to have a dresser with empty drawers for guests. My mom especially likes to unpack when she’s here.
The dresser was a good price at $168 and I also bought this mirror for $68…
It is a beautiful, old, heavy piece. I wasn’t sure if it would play nicely with the wallpaper pattern, but I figured I could use it other places in the house if it didn’t work. Well, I leaned it up on the dresser and it definitely worked.
This corner gets the title of “most finished corner in the room” right now and I love it. I can’t wait to get the rest of the room completed.
I’ll be sharing more details about the wallpaper, the bedding, and the chair rail and box/picture frame molding soon…