Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Childhood Memories Made Fresh and New

Hi Everyone! I hope you are all enjoying your week. It has been busy here and I am currently waiting on a plumber to come fix my garbage disposal :(, but other than that, I have no complaints. The weather here is gorgeous and the leaves are actually falling. It feels a little like FALL.

One thing I love to do when decorating is to use items in places they don't "officially" belong. I feel that it makes a house more charming and creates a story. The dresser below was mine and my brothers when we were babies. It was the most hideous mustard/brown color you have ever seen. No offense Mom:)

 After we were done using it, it ended up in a closet at my parents house, where it remained the same color and stored all my moms "crafty" things.. Then, when my son was born in 2000, it emerged and became his dresser. It was time to get to work. I sanded, painted, sanded and sanded more. And voila.... this is how it  turned out. I wasn't sure about the knobs, but I think they are quite cute.

After, he was no longer a baby, we redid his room and the dresser found a new home...our entryway to our house. I added the applique on the first drawer, which I love and changes the look.

This charming lamp sits on top of it! A flea market find...of course. It's the perfect chippy blue and cream and white.

It is also  home to one of my favorite vases and a great old plate that I have sitting backwards because I LOVE the worn out  and tattered look of it.

It makes me smile when I see this piece and all the years of memories that it holds. Try and put pieces in unexpected places.... I think you will love it.

Thanks for visiting, I hope you'll come back again soon:)



  1. LOVE your chippy lamp and your dresser is so charming~ xo

  2. oh and I just listed an old french enamel set that reminds me of you in my etsy shop.. xoxo

  3. cheryl, this is so you. that is a great story about the dresser. you are amazing my friend. xxo

  4. Hi Cheryl,

    I love what you've done to your old dresser!!! And what I love most about it, is that it tells a lovely story!!! You did a wonderful job on transforming it! :)


  5. Hi Cheryl!

    I love that you keep reinventing the dresser...and that little lamp is too cute!

  6. Oh Cheryl what a gorgeous blog and oh so pretty home you have! I am thrilled that I have found you and can't wait to read more. Warmest of wishes from a 500 year old farmhouse in England - Glenda xxx


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