Thursday, July 4, 2013

Great Minds Think Alike

I've had this one wall in our family room that I've been unhappy with.   I had a sofa table there, but it sat pretty low for a 9' wall.  Granted, it was a $10 yard sale find that I painted black... so for awhile, it worked just fine.

This photo doesn't even really convey what I mean... there are probably 1-2 more feet above that mirror that aren't shown.  

So for the last few months, I've been on the lookout for a tall piece of furniture... something with drawers.  Even a dresser.  

When I saw Lizzie's post about her redoing a dresser (for what is the SAME EXACT wall in my house... we have the same model home), I knew I needed to do it for sure.  

I wanted something about the same width as the table, but something taller.  I found this $50 dresser at the local Restore (I LOVE that store!!)  
Sorry I had already removed the drawers when I finally took the photo.  It was a four drawer old dresser.

So I did the same thing as with my daughter's dressers... I made my own "chalk paint" by throwing a little grout into the black flat paint.
After three coats of paint, I did a little distressing on the corners and top, and topped it all off with furniture wax. (Oh I love that stuff!!)  Then I exchanged the drawer pulls to this little brushed nickels one (found at Amazon for cheap).
Much better in that location.  I hope to exchange the mirrors at some point with a big focal point (one big mirror or clock or something)... but for now, it works.  Better than the short sofa table.  

Of course, I had to add a tiny bit of pizzazz inside too... grey chevron shelf liner!! 


And where did that sofa table go?  Well, behind the sofa, of course.  And a certain little puppy just loves the new higher elevation sitting spot.  :)




4 comments:

  1. Where did you get those mirrors? Ive been looking for some like that!

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  2. Yes! Where did you get those mirrors from? I've been looking for a set of them to hang below my sconces.

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  3. Yes! Where did you get those mirrors from? I've been looking for a set of them to hang below my sconces.

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  4. I also want to know, I can't find mirrors with this style anywhere not even online and if I do they're so expensive. The entire look is lovely.

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