One Dresser with 3 Different Uses

How to style a dresser


When my eldest was younger, we seemed to move around a lot.

Always in the same city, but to a larger apartment or townhome, we were kind of like George and Weezie like that.

We never did make it to a penthouse in the sky, but we did come a long ways from our first little apartment right

off the freeway. Which of course I had decorated as closely to Monica’s apartment on Friend’s as I could.

Oh Monica.

With your open shelving and mismatched furniture, you savvy gal.

But I think the thing that really has always appealed to me has been flexibility.

Don’t you think so?

As you have moved and grown and shifted from one place to the next over the years, the pieces that stay with you

can be used in many ways.

That seems to be the test for me.

And was the case with the Sauder Shoal Creek Dresser  that we used in Abbie’s big girl bedroom makeover.

eclectic bedroom 1

It’s modern but classic, so I came up with a couple other places that this same dresser could be used in my home.

Needless to say Abbie was not thrilled to see it not in her room, and I reassured her that Mom was just moving stuff

around and taking pictures like I always do.

Not to worry, your dresser will return to your room.

After I am done playing house and making things pretty.

And getting ideas

How to style a dresser

The first spot I tried the dresser was in a narrow upstairs hallway leading to two of the bedrooms upstairs in our home.

I literally never know what to do with this space (see even Blogger’s feel this way!) but I love how pretty it looks in the

hallway, and can you imagine all of that extra storage for bedding, or blankets and pillows for guests?

I know, my home has very little storage so I am always excited about the thought of more storage.

Sauder dresser

Next I brought the dresser into our playroom upstairs. It’s a long, wonky room above the garage, too big for a bedroom

and hard to decorate. When I placed our sofa in the center of the room it divided the space into a media area and play area

I knew we were onto something.

With the addition of the dresser behind the sofa, it’s like a sofa table and I love it!

(I guess the question is now, how many of these will I need by the time I am done!)

And guess what, more fabulous storage for blankets we use when watching movies, extra games

and space for visitors since this is usually where company sleeps.

So what do you think? Do you love being able to use the same type or piece of furniture many ways?

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