As you know, we LOVE our antiques and after moving a dressers into our entryway last fall, it was a no brainer that it was THE BEST way to maximise on space and storage in a home that has none. I actually get jealous of all the built ins some century homes have throught their spaces, where we hardly even have closets in the bedroom. But, thats a topic for another day.
A few weeks ago the day before my birthday, we stumbled on this stunning antique dresser. It was only 70% stripped of the original stain, but we knew it would be something we could finish easily. It had alot of interested but thankfully it was a right place right time moment and we were able to scoop it up within hours and bring it home. When Rob was picking it up, the previous owner gave him a rundown of the history of it. It’s at least from the late 1800s and was his neighbors. His neighbour had died close to 100 years old and had left him a few things including this. He started to strip it to refinish it but didn’t like some of the damage he found on the top of the word. Damage that we consider patina and absolutely love as it tells a story. We are so thankful he did sell it because now it’s one of those pieces we know we will have forever in our home.
I think the thing I love most about it, is not only is it taller than a regular dresser which makes it have so much more presents in the space, but the detail of the rounded top drawers and the twisted wood sides make my heart skip a beat when I look at it.
I think the main thing here that I wanted to share with you besides how studying this piece is, is to popen your mind, about using pieces of furniture, especially antiques for uses that they weren’t originally used for. Try a dresser in a entry, a dining table as a common desk in a home office, or a wash stand as a bar. It all in using peieces to best suit your home.