Adorable! Or soon to be. I know. Right now it looks terrible, doesn't it? Chips, scratches, stains you can't even see on the top of it, and drawers that sort of but don't quite fit. (That bottom one actually goes on the top though, and looks wayyy better in its proper spot!) Anyway, I booked it home, got in my car, and somehow strong-armed the thing into the back and drove it home. It's soon to be shiny and new. Just a little sanding and painting, and I will have something that can look like this.
image via whiteberry reinvented
Now, first, you should know that I already have a chest just like this at home. Here it is.
It's got some prettier details and it's not in bad condition so I don't mind the mahogany. So why another? Well, someone was throwing this thing away, a perfectly fine and serviceable piece. And my guest room has no dresser. So why not? A coat of paint, and upstairs it goes. The only problem is deciding on a color. Maybe some fresh green like this?
image via country living
Or what about something soft and blue and very vintage-y?
image via york village shops
I could also get into sanding it down and leaving it kind of raw and natural-looking if the wood's any good. Like, if it could look cool and washed-out and anything like this recycled wood mirror.
image via hudson goods
Black is classic...
image via bhg.com
And then there's getting a little more creative. This awesome dresser by Christie Chase is totally inspiring.
Dear readers, I've never been too decisive. So I need your help. What are your thoughts? Bright and bold, white and safe, or something else entirely?