Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A Blogging and Crafting Experience

I recently joined a team of contributors in blogging for Reasons to Skip the Housework. Its a fun blog full of anything that gives a reason to forget cleaning and get crafting, cooking, blogging, etc. I blog once a month on home decor and have so far LOVED this opportunity! Here was my first post that I did using the dresser we sold at the fair in making it into an entry way table. I'll be honest after staging this I SO wanted to just keep it and was hoping it wouldn't sell so I could, but it was gone in the first hour. I put a lot of evenings into this dresser and was glad it found a good home! I may be on the look out for a replacement :)

Today I’m revealing this vintage dresser I turned into an entryway table.
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I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite home decor trends right now are dressers. Not only are they being used in just about any room and for multiple functions, but they are also being used as a way to bring a pop of color to a space as well. So when I saw this vintage gem at a local yard sell I snagged it for $20 against my husbands questioning looks wondering what in the world I was going to do with this dresser in dire need of some TLC.
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After doing some stabilizing on the dresser, a good sanding and a couple coats of paint this dresser was starting to look already a million times better.  I wanted to keep a distressed look so I sanded all the edges of the dresser to bring some of the under layers through and then add some distressed looking knobs I found at Hobby Lobby.
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I also added some contact paper to the inside of the drawers to brighten it up and update the look.
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The final step included a trip to Target for all the accents that went on top of the dresser and the result…a welcoming entry way table with the perfect mix of rustic and modern elements to complete the space.
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I hope you all enjoyed my take on the new and many uses for a dresser and look forward to bringing you more home decor inspirations!
Check out this month's post HERE on a Plate Wall Display I did and put off the housework a little longer and look around for other cute inspiration!


  1. So happy to have you on board! Love your stuff!
    Melanie :)

  2. Love it Hanna! You did a fabulous job! Where did you get your contact paper?

  3. Beautiful! Love the color! Wonderful job!

    Emily @


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