New Year, New Dresser

My last blog post featured my Christmas-is-over edit of our living room.

I removed about half of what had been on our art ledges:

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Much bettah!

There was yet another living room change that I did’t share.

 G.O. hung our vintage outdoor trellis on the wall behind our TV:

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After a few days, I had the idea of hanging one of my quilts on the trellis.

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Back story on the quilt: I bought the antique squares + made a wall quilt

with some complementary new fabric sashes + border.

Next, I hand-quilted it, which is what I used to do.  A lot.

In another lifetime.

While I love both the trellis + the quilt,

after a few days, I concluded that they don’t look that great as a team.

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And furthermore, the trellis + dresser/TV combination wasn’t working, either.

That petite dresser looked overwhelmed by the TV,

+ the larger trellis made the whole thing appear top heavy.

OH, WHAT TO DO!?

 I rushed to Pinterest, trying to find dressers that did work as TV cabinets:

I shan’t lie — by this time, I was working myself into somewhat of a frazzle.

Then, miraculously, I had a much-needed light bulb moment.

Why don’t we switch out our small dresser for the larger one in our bedroom?

It’s not like THAT’S not gonna make G.O. cross or anything!

cat fight

I’ll spare the ensuing unpleasantries, but here is said dresser, in place:

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Much bettah!

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That charming dresser could pass for an English antique, don’t you think?

It’s not, though — it’s from Broyhill + is only about 15 years old:

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I love the fact that it’s a bow front!

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I don’t know what those boo boo’s on the bottom 2 drawers are,

but fingers crossed that we can eradicate them, sooner than later.

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Since the dresser + the dining room’s farmhouse table are both pine,

they create a nice flow between the 2 rooms:

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Well, my quilt’s been relocated to the wall of my sewing studio.

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BYE BYE!

This means that, for now, the trellis remains unadorned.

Of course, I’m still toying with the idea of hanging something on it —

I just don’t know what.

Possibilities include a large clock or a grid of artwork in matching frames.

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Also, does that wall to the left of the dresser/TV need art?

I kind of think so but want to be sure!

Stay tuned!

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5 responses to “New Year, New Dresser

  • Dolores

    I love all your ideas with the trellis and the bow front dresser used as a TV ‘stand.’ Actually, I love all your ideas….except..turning all your books backwards so your bookcase won’t look cluttered. You’re right about it not looking so busy, but how long does it take for you to find the book you want? Just askin’.

    • cardinalkay64

      Funny you should say this, Dolores, because I have wanted a couple of books but didn’t bother searching for them. Oops. I do have them in stacks with books of the same category, which might help. 😉

      • Dolores

        I really have no room to talk. I have books all over the house, and even in the basement (which isn’t damp.) I have taken piles of books to Angel Treasures, now in Mt. Morris (used to be in Oregon), but I still have too many.

  • Gayle

    Love the “new” dresser in there. It brings out the beautiful trimwork in the room. The quilt you assembled and hand-quilted (!) is lovely.

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