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New Bedroom Dresser

by Stacie Bloomfield / 3 comments

Happy Saturday! Last weekend, my family and I found the most amazing vintage furniture shop in Fayetteville called Vintage Foundations. They specialize in mid-century furnishings for a really really great price! I went in specifically looking for a low dresser to fit our bedroom space. I mentioned to the shop owner that I liked to repaint furniture, so he showed me to his back room, filled with the damaged pieces that were not in the showroom. I saw this slightly water damaged dresser and bought it on the spot (let me tell you the price was right!)

Here's a close up of some of the details! I really like the original handles!

And here you can see the water damage on the top of the dresser. I am not too worried about updating this piece, even though it is old and has some charm. Thinking about getting some fancy wallpaper and covering the top and sides with it to add some pizazz!

I had bought this old mirror last year at the local Re-Store, but when I put it next to the dresser, I found the blonde on blonde wood finish a little overwhelming. So I went to Lowes and bought one of those $2.50 sample jars of paint in a nice aqua color.

I really like the POP of color! Still need to fill out the space with some smaller pieces of art to the right of the mirror.

Most importantly, I like what it does for the room! I like a cheery, bright bedroom! Nathan likes it too, so that is a plus! Any wallpaper or color suggestions for the dresser?

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  • bsmithhill on

    LOVE the mirror!!

  • aPearantly sew on

    I love the color you used on the mirror! Can’t wait to see what you do with the dresser. It’s a great find! I never would have thought to do wallpaper on the top and sides. That is so creative! :)

  • apockylypse on

    What a great find! I love the style of the dresser, and those handles/knobs are great. Plus what you did to the mirror made things that much more amazing.

    As for colors, I would think something like the color of the curtain you see in the mirror (I’m guessing it covers a closet or something like that). That is, if you want more bright colors to keep things exciting and cheery. You could even possibly hand paint some little details here and there to add even more cuteness.

    Can’t wait to see what you do!

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