Saturday, June 02, 2012

How to Style a Dresser (With Limited Resources)

I LOVE this dresser from Su Casa.  I really can't wait to see it in the new house.  But I needed to make it look nice for it's few days in the current house

I shopped the house, but came up pretty short.  Why?  Well, because everything is here...

I really wanted to anchor the books and vase with a tray.  Too bad, all the trays are packed for the move.  Or how about displaying that beautiful heirloom pitcher we have?  Nope, packed.

My sweet neighbors let me clip a few hydrangeas from their yard, so that definitely helped.

And I did still have these old paperbacks lying around.

I also took the canvases that used to be behind my bed and brightened them up a little with some ceiling white paint.  I wanted the whites in them to be a little brighter and the finish on the old paintings was glossier than I liked.

Hanging a canvas, large photo, or mirror over the dresser helps to designate the area as a focal point in the room.  It also works as a layer with all the other elements on the dresser.  I'm thinking a flat screen would be nice on/above it as well (wink wink hint hint to Mr Creative Imperative)

Before I go, I want to show you my favorite feature on the dresser

Take a look at that middle drawer.  Yes, it is a drawer, but it's also...

a secret DVD player/media compartment with a door that flips open!  Awesome, right?  There's even a hole in the back for the cord.  Now this thing is screaming to have a TV paired with it.  This piece is so versatile and would make a beautiful media console in a family room.

Here's one more look

What do you think?  Let me know in the comments! 

If you'd like to read more about my experience with this dresser from Su Casa, you can click here or here.

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  1. Great dresser and lamps, and I would totally love that combo in a living room too. Very pretty! Now following, Tanya :)

  2. Thank you for giving us these great ideas, very nice looking, it is all arranged perfectly, thank you for sharing.

  3. Great ideas! I just refinished two bookshelf's and am trying to figure out how to style them! Thanks for the hints


  4. It's very cool. I would love it with a mirror above it. And flowers always make a statement. I like the feel of this piece.

  5. What a great idea! Bundling the paper backs just gives them so much more weight! Thank you for the tips! -Marci

  6. That secret door thing is fantastic!

  7. Very nice! I would love if you would share these on my weekly linky Party Blog Stalking Thursday.

  8. Jamie, this is the favorite post of the week :) Glad you joined us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop!


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