Although I truly love the way our guest room looks, I had an ahha moment last week and realized that there are no drawers for unpacked clothing and other items. We have a customized closet in there for hanging clothes, but there were no substantial drawers. I had two night stand and another piece, but no drawers. So, I went on the hunt for a dresser for the guest room. It had to be no wider than 40 inches, and I wanted it to be short so it would fit nicely beside the love seat. At the time, an old Ethan Allen night stand that I had painted white, was serving as an end table for the love seat. It was useless, though.
I searched on line, on Craig’s list, and on Facebook market place, but nothing was right. They were all too something – too tall, too contemporary, too flimsy, etc.
Then I made a trip to my favorite Lexington consignment shop (Room Service) and saw “the one” as soon as I walked in the door. The price was right, the size was right, but it was a tad ornate. Could I dumb it down with paint? Should I paint it? I decided to deal with that decision later and bought the dresser.
My husband and son carried it to the guest room for me, and I immediately called Jordan and asked her if I should paint it or add some white wax to take away some of the seriousness. She advised me not to paint it. She thought it would look better when I added accessories.
Then I went on our Instagram stories and asked our followers. They, too, said to not paint it.
So, I just accessorized it, and that was all it needed.
I do think, though, that a colorful lamp or colorful lampshade would serve it well. It is tucked nicely into the corner beside the love seat and is just perfect now.
This is what it looked like before we added the dresser. Here’s a tour of the guest room.
I am so glad that I took a moment, asked advice of others, and then followed through with your advice. Now, Jordan says I need to replace the old Kentucky sugar chest in the other guest room with a dresser. So, the hunt is back on. A house is never finished.