Monday, January 23, 2012


About a week ago, I decided that I needed to have a dresser in my life.  Aids Thrift and Craigslist, for all their charms, did not cut it this time.
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.


elizabethfrances said...

I love it! Great use of an old belt(s). I might use that idea one day.

sarah said...

i too love it.

josh ballard said...

i want a dresser.

Bangs said...

Josh, we can get you a dresser. Dresser 2012.

HerNameIsMel said...

may i ask the length of the leather pulls?