June 15, 2011

A small makeover

I can't even tell you my excitement when I found this vintage mid century daisy dresser. Mid century is by far my favorite era and style when it comes to furniture and architecture. It was at Thrift Town and they were having a Memorial Day sale, 30% off!!! I had been searching craigslist and KSL classifieds for a good deal on a vintage dresser but people wanted a pretty penny for them. My old dresser has been with me since I was seventeen. It's cheap plywood and I had spray painted it black immediately after my divorce  seven years ago. I had taken the handles off and replaced it all with black satin ribbon handles. It was cute at the time but for the past few years it was really bugging me. The drawers were all broken and none of them pulled out properly anymore.

You can imagine the conversation that went on between Tyrone and I at the store. I was whining BIG TIME to him like a five year old that wants a candy bar. I even pulled at his sleeves when he wouldn't give me his full attention. It was one of those moments that could have gone really bad. We left the store with out it because we had to meet his mom and niece and nephew for lunch. He finally told me, if it's still home by the time we go home and get the Rodeo and come back then you can get it. The wait about killed me and he was damn lucky it was still there waiting for me. It was EXACTLY what I was looking for.
I just had to make a few changes to it. It needed to be cleaned and wiped down really bad and it needed the floral liner taken out desperately. This crap had been sitting in here for a very long time. I found the wood grain liner at Home Depot to replace the floral liner and I didn't even need to use a full roll. It wasn't too bad to put in either.
This is what I finally put together but it is still a work in progress. For instance I would love to find better frames for the prints but we'll see how that goes. I don't have a decent before picture of the old dresser but you can get a little idea of what this corner of our bedroom was like in our home tour.

Pray the Anchor Stays Heavy by Hid n Seek on Etsy
Mexican velvet ass painting thrifted at Thrift Town
Brown vintage ceramic owl from Tumbleweeds Odd Shop on Etsy
Vintage hiking boy thrifted at Deseret Industries
107. Japanese Juice Drinks print by Popshop Studio on Etsy
Vintage pedestal bowl thrifted at Savers
Milk glass vase thrifted at Deseret Industries
Vintage Delft Kissing Kids blue porcelain from Holland gift from my Grams

1 comment:

Anika said...

Awesome. love it all. really.