head diy Design Fanatic: A Sweet Gift And A New Vintage Dresser

Monday, October 20, 2014

A Sweet Gift And A New Vintage Dresser

Happy Monday Everyone!

Hope you had a nice weekend.
Had to share something sweet a neighbor did for me. 


The doorbell rang the other day and I thought it might be a neighborhood kid selling a fundraiser of some sort.  It took me awhile to get to the front door, but when I went got there, these little lovelies were on the door mat. 

I knew there was only one person who could have left them, so hollered out "Thank you Sydell!" 
My neighbor was still outside and walked back over and we talked for a bit. She's growing these beauties in her yard and sells them to a  local retail shop. 


I put these gorgeous dahlias in a pretty crystal vase and set them on the table in the Breakfast Room. 


I thought they'd look prettier on the vintage dresser that came to live with us last month. The dresser was Mr. DIY's when he was a boy. Mr. DIY helped his mom move into a smaller apartment and she was downsizing to one dresser, so he brought it home. 



I love the detail on the dresser. 






Originally the dresser had more flowery details like the one the coordinating tall dresser that my mother in law kept, Both dressers were purchased from a garage sale way back when, but Mr. DIY's mom scraped off the frilly flowers since it was going into a boy's room. Mr. DIY took photos of the detail with his cell phone and sent them to me. 

Sorry this is blurry. 





The dresser is missing a knob, so I think I will try to find some crystal ones and put those on the top drawer and move the other knob down the the bottom drawer. 

I've been enjoying the beautiful dahlias on our "new" vintage dresser. Wasn't that sweet of my neighbor to share the flowers with me?


Pam

1 comment:

  1. Oh, Pam, how could she bear to scrape off those gorgeous flowers? I'd have to find another way. . .like telling my son he had to keep his clothes in boxes. LOL Just kidding. The dresser is still lovely, and I think your idea of putting glass knobs on the top drawer is the perfect solution. By the way, here's a link to a site that has a tutorial for replacing missing trim pieces on furniture by making your own mould. Maybe you could try making moulds from your MIL's dresser and "repair" your dresser. http://midwestcottageandfinds.blogspot.com/2013/09/how-to-replace-missing-trim-pieces-by.html Check it out, Pam. You and your hubby are so crafty, I'm sure you could do this. I think even I could do this; it doesn't look hard. Hugs, Nancy

    ReplyDelete

Leave a comment and let me know you stopped by! If you are not on blogger, leave me your email or some other way of getting in touch with you in the comment. That way I can reply to your question or comment.