So: over to Ikea. Got this dresser that everyone in the entire world has - it's $35, and has been proclaimed by serious experts as "endlessly adaptable".
I borrowed one hundred ideas from the internet, changed all of them, and spent Sunday afternoon assembling and painting and staining* a dresser that now looks like this:
And I love it. I'm not totally sure what my life was even like before a dresser.
Oh, and see those LUXURIOUS(?) leather drawer pulls? They're made from a fat person belt I got at the thrift store. So really, this project is all about recycling. Because I'm super green.
*I ventilated, but maybe not as much as I should have. My house smells super project-y. Whatever. I'm Getting Stuff Done.