Changing out the Dressers

Eons ago I refinished Charlie’s grandparent’s all wood dresser for our bedroom.

Charlie's tall dresser (the one with the TV on top) has been against the wall in the master bedroom but didn't really fit according to my esthetic.
Charlie’s tall dresser (the one with the TV on top) has been against the wall in the master bedroom but didn’t really fit according to my esthetic.

I’ve been wanting to move his other tall dresser (above) to the back bedroom where the matching long dresser is located.

The finished I created on Charlie's tall dresser.
The finish I created on Charlie’s tall dresser.

What I really love about the refinished dresser is that although it’s bluish, against the brighter blue wall it looks French grey.

I have more plans -- I'll look through our artwork.
I have more plans — I’ll look through our artwork.

A full wall of shelves is planned for the wall perpendicular to the dresser.

Charlie needs to fill this up with his clothes which we've been storing on the floor!
Charlie needs to fill this up with his clothes which we’ve been storing on the floor!

And of course we’re still waiting to trim out the doorways.

My chest of drawers which belonged to my grandmother will also get a surface treatment.
My chest of drawers which belonged to my grandmother will also get a surface treatment.

Before putting the drawers in I ran a candle along the central runners to help the old drawers work smoothly.

How do you keep the horizontal surfaces in your house clear?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

6 thoughts on “Changing out the Dressers”

  1. I’ve really made a concerted effort to just put things where they go. It took getting annoyed hahaha but soon became habit. And decluttering helped a ton. Less really is best for me and the outcome is a house that is much easier to clean. Love your dresser. The finish you did is so beautiful!!!! Have a wonderful week ahead! Koko:)

    1. It’s survival of the fittest. Dog eat dog. Every man for himself. Kidding. If I find the answer I’m a rich woman. Jo

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