Sunday, August 19, 2012

Desperate for Dressers

What our sweet precious little home is lacking is dressers. Isn't that a weird thing to need a lot of? We both moved from two teeny tiny apartments....remember this gorgeous girl...into a bigger but still small place? We had great closets in all three so dressers were not even something we needed and certainly did not want to give up any room for one. And now we live in a house with closets that were built for people who had two pairs of pants. The closets are too was time.

I love my mother. She is the best Lady a girl could have. One of the best things about her is that she is my own personal picker. I will say something like "hey, you know what would be cool? Two turquoise vintage metal chairs....with white legs" and guess what I get for Christmas? The exact chairs!

Her latest hunt was for dressers. There were several texts back and forth with pictures of all kinds. Short, tall, wide, narrow. Another awesome thing about Lady is that she carries a measuring tape everywhere she goes. I had the exact dimensions, color, and price sent to my phone with steady persistence. I am a big believer in junking fate. The perfect most unique item will find you and you will just know it's the one. I will never ever buy something that I feel lukewarm about....ever. When I saw this guy via cell phone I knew he was ours.

All he needed was a little love. This guy is sturdy! Sold wood with original hardware which I thought I would have to replace but actually looks really cool with the paint color. Mr. R liked it and now it has a spot in our home. I haven't even given anyone a sneak peak at our bed room but you can see a little paint  in the picture. It's coming together.

Sherwin Williams Thunder Grey
We went back and forth whether to keep the top "wood" but decided to paint it. I went to Sherwin Williams and picked up a $6 sample of Thunder Grey and I have about half of the container left. The only bad thing about samples is that they can only mix the color in satin...oh well, I got over that in about 2 seconds.

And there he is....still moving some things around but he looked cuter dressed. I immediatly moved all of Mr. R's clothes from the plastic bins, straight up college style, to the drawers.

Oh my goodness! I forgot the best part, the dresser was only $65! Plus the $6 paint sample.....hello $71 one of kind dresser. I love a deal so much!

Happy Dressing!

1 comment:

  1. LOVE it! Looks great Allie! Everything is coming together beautifully :)