To help on space issues, we found this blue and white, 9 drawer dresser, that both could use for their clothing. The years flew by, the boys grew to their own rooms. By that time, the dresser had suffered a lot of knicks, scratches and stains and then remained unused for many years. I decided that this would be perfect for my embroidery studio...............
minus the blue and white paint.
This past week, I removed the paint and sanded.............
and chose the perfect colors. Now I love this dresser!
I love the color depression era green and I wanted a darker color for the top.
A while back I had found these vintage embroidered doilies and purchased them with the dresser in mind.
I love the intricate design of the embroidery and the crochet. Each doily was perfect to drape over each of the top drawers.
My idea for them worked perfectly...........
don't you think?
I also lined each drawer with paper and added things here and there.
I think this is my favorite...........
I think roses are the perfect design for any thing!
It did not take me long to fill each drawer with the supplies and products of my studio.
Here is one wall of my studio. The dresser just makes the room look nostalgic..........I think.
The top also serves as a great place to cut fabric.
I also have the area set up where I can easily move from one work station to another.
On the right hand side is the sofa bed where friends have a place to rest when they come to see me.
My sweet husband created for me a table where I can work my stitching on when I am using a frame. He simply cut a square out of the table where I can easily stitch underneath the frame, while the frame stays securely in place on top.
Now I can hopefully get some UFOs finished and create some new designs .............for that book that I am still hoping to get published.
How about you?
I found choosing the color for the dresser the hardest part when re-doing.
What are your favorite colors in dressers or other furniture?
Do you like just a wood stain...............or do you like bright or bold colors?
I would love to hear!