Tuesday, November 13, 2012


I am coming to grips with the fact that I may (or may not) have a somewhat indecisive nature. I never thought I did because I usually know exactly what I want. This time I changed my mind. 

Over the Summer I spiffy-ed up this old radio cabinet a little. It was a simple, fast project and I really love the height and scale for this stretch of wall in the living room. 
But somewhere between then and now I determined that I wanted to add some new textures as well as a couple more edgy touches (more to come on those in a few weeks!). 

So the feminine cabinet was just a little off-center of my vision, but not knowing what to do instead I have just let things sit.

But I saw this old, stripped dresser at a thrift store this week and I knew it was the warmth and texture I was   craving. So I have pulled a switcheroo.

I love the limed feel it has from formerly being white, then being stripped. It is far from perfect, far from pristine but it is exactly what I wanted and it will offset some of the new chairs I have coming in here.

Chrome + old wood is match made in heaven for me.

I have yet another dresser I brought home for another spot so I need to find homes for the two items I have now displaced. Check here to look at my updated Blogarage Sale info and I will be adding a couple more lamps and odds and ends there this week too!


gl0ssy said...

Great dresser, I like it a lot better than the previous one! Adds a little bit of depth me thinks :)


megan said...

I agree. It adds a very nice depth to the space. It's quite a pretty dresser and I'm not always a fan of art deco--but that one's a looker!


Haley {Acres and Richmond} said...

I'm loving the contrast! I love the lamp too! I recently just got my great great grandmother's table. It was a present from her father. It's still in great shape at almost 100 years old!


Silver Lining Decor said...

Love the warmth this dresser adds in place of the radio cabinet. Great find!

cred said...

I really love the dresser, too. But the lamp seems a bit big for that spot. Maybe because it blocks the driftwood on the wall. Not sure- but the dresser really is lovely.

I have many pieces painted white in a mostly white space and have been starting to use wood in a couple of places. I like how it adds interest.

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

That stripped dresser looks great....as always!

Nola Grasby said...

Just wanted to say I love love your blog and your house is beautiful. Look forward to your posts.

Hope said...

the dresser is beautiful! I love the warmth of the wood with the white. Where did you get the cement planter? I want to find one like it!

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