Monday, November 10, 2014

Mid-Century Modern Dresser for the Master Bedroom

mid century modern dresser

I am so excited today to share some progress in our Master Bedroom with you!  We got a new to us piece of furniture that I absolutely love!  Isn’t this mid-century modern dresser just gorgeous!  maybe this style is not for you, maybe it is.  One thing is for certain though, I love mid-century modern furniture, and I am elated to own this dresser.  But even more special than this lovely new addition to our home is the fact that we inherited it from LC’s grandmother.  We have received several lovely and special things since her passing, but this piece of furniture is a treasure. Knowing that we have small pieces of her around is very special.  And we will keep and treasure this dresser forever.  It will live with us until one day we will pass it on to one of our children.  That is just the kind of furniture piece this dresser is.  


Do you remember the green dresser that used to be in this spot?  It was in need of much love, but unfortunately it was just at the bottom of the list of things to do around here.  It is also a mid-century modern style of dresser, but not the quality piece of furniture that this one is.  If you would like to see it, you can click here and here to view our Master bedroom progression.  Click here to read about my Goodwill lamp makeover and sconce makeover.


This dresser is substantially larger than the other one, so we did a little shuffling, and moved the chair that was sitting next to it across the room (see below).  It also gave us more storage than we had before.  I have so much more room in this dresser.  You can click here to read about my DIY Chicken Wire jewelry frame, and here to read about my bamboo tray/earring holder.  And I just posted about this slate serving tower that I am using as a jewelry station last week.  Have you noticed the wicker dome shaped object on top of the hamper?  It is a hanging pendant that I picked up at a consignment store, and it will eventually be hanging in our master bath.  I haven’t decided yet whether I want to leave it in its natural state, stain it, or paint it. 


This dresser is very solid and heavy.  All I did to it was clean it up.  It was still being used by LC’s grandmother when she passed.  I left the original hardware on it because I like it.  I wiped it down with Old English lemon oil and let it soak in.  I do this with  my wood furniture every few years.  I also wiped inside of the drawers with a rag soaked in vinegar.  This takes the old musty smell out of old furniture like this. 


I thought since I was taking pictures of our new dresser, I would show you some other small updates in this room.  I bought this afghan at a thrift store and thought it would go well on our bed. 


And this is where the chair landed across the room.  This chair was Amish made.  Our master bedroom furniture is very matchy matchy, and a lot of wood.  We will not be getting new furniture for this room.  But I would like to find a way to still use this furniture but make it less matchy.  Any suggestions?  Every time I start thinking about what to do, my mind just goes blank.  I don’t know where to start with it. 


I think I am going to change out the drapes in here for something more neutral, just as soon as I come across something that I think will be good in here.  I also think I am going to paint over the accent wall to the right.  I have hated this color since the day I painted it.  But at the time, there was no time to change it because we were preparing to move in. 


My rain boots are currently serving as storage for wrapping paper.  When I need to wear them I just set the wrapping paper aside. 


Oh, how I would love to have a spacious master bedroom with a sitting area!  But this is what we got.  It’s not horrible, but it is tight.  Recently, I was able to claim the master bedroom closet all to myself.  When Miss 18 Year Old moved out, we were left with an empty closet, and LC’s stuff got moved to it.  It is heavenly to have my own closet again!  Even though I still would love to have a bigger closet, the situation is much improved. 


I recently purchased this small cloche at Bath and Body Works, but I can’t find it on the website.  For now, it is sitting on my dresser with a pumpkin in it, but I can use it for so many more things.  I have a feeling it will be moved around the house a lot. 


What do you think of our mid-century modern dresser?  Do you have any mid-century furniture that you adore?  I would love to read about it in the comments!  Any suggestions for how I can break up the matchy-ness in our master bedroom while still using the same furniture we already have? 

Have a great week!

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