Monday, December 21, 2009
As a Christmas present to myself, I finally finished the dresser I've been working on for the guest room!
Many months ago Steven found a busted Ikea Anes dresser on the side of the road and brought it home, even though I have tried very hard to break Steven of his habit doing stuff like that.
Don't get me wrong, I think finding free and useful stuff that people don't want anymore is great, in principle, but Steven sometimes isn't very discriminating about what he decides to claim, and half the time we end up storing his finds in the garage for a year before putting them back out on the side of the road.
This time the damage didn't seem so bad and I'd been looking for a dresser for our guest room so I was happy.
We figured out what was wrong with it, went up to Ikea to get some missing hardware (for free!), did a little jury rigging and soon enough the dresser was as good as new! (Maybe even better, thanks to said jury rigging.)
I loved the size and shape of it, but I'm just not all that into the plain birch plywood. I do like it, but since so many people we know are so very fond of it and use it so often I sometimes itch for other things.
So, after obsessing about this dresser that Piet Hein Eek did for Moooi,
And ruling out hand painting it like an 18th century Italian commode, I decided to wallpaper it.
Since the dresser was free I splurged on Marcel Wanders Alice wallpaper and went with black because I loved this image I saw a few months ago so much.
I painted the whole dresser black and then wallpapered just the fronts of the drawers.
Isn't it just about the sexiest dresser you've ever seen?
(photos taken in the studio- not the guest room. Just so you know and aren't confused if you come visit.)