Written on August 23, 2012 at 8:00 pm , by Kate
Last week, we looked at some clever uses for dressers as bathroom vanities, yet there are a lot of other spaces outside the bedroom where you can put a dresser to good use. With its flat top surface and handy drawers for storage, dressers large to small make themselves at home in several unexpected places. The next time you inherit one from a relative, score one at a thrift store, or spy one in a shop, consider these rooms for placement!
In the living room, an antique white dresser makes an elegant prop for sculptural vases or fresh botanicals and provides storage for seasonal items. A mirror suspended above is the perfect partner for a piece that looks so pretty up against the wall.
The entry benefits from additional storage too, so consider a dresser for storing hats, mittens, and scarves for grab-and-go convenience in colder months.
How about a dresser in the kitchen? Now there’s a clever concept! Incorporate a beautiful antique into your design plan so it acts as an island for a one-of-a-kind look!
If you stumble across a worn dresser or two, there’s no need to use the frame when just the drawers will do. While technically in the bedroom this clever repurpose of the drawers into a headboard is worthy of mention. Unite different finishes with paint for a cohesive style statement that packs plenty of storage.
Any dresser can be reinvented to suit your style, all it takes is a weekend spent personalizing it with paint, stain, decoupage, or wallpaper to make it your own.
Look around your house for those empty corners or walls, is there a place outside the bedroom you could tuck a dresser into your home?
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