Here’s a dilemma I faced after moving into my new house.
I have a hand-me-down white dresser that was really boring looking and useless, considering I didn’t need it for clothing storage (I now have walk-in closet).
I also needed TV stand and solution for storing videos and DVD’s. But I didn’t want to use an entertainment center in my room, because I didn’t want my bedroom to look like a living room. I also couldn’t afford to buy new furniture, given that all of my extra money was eaten up in the move.
So instead of wallowing in financial depression, I decided to get creative. To give my ugly white dresser a “facelift”, and make it ten-times more useful than it was before (thus loving it enough to not replace it).
**First, I painted the sides with a cool sagey/army green, in semi-gloss finish for easy maintenance.
**The drawers, I covered in a funky patterned wrapping paper. The wrapping paper is actually quite fibrous, and almost feels like fabric.
**The TV set sits on top perfectly, and DVD’s and videos get stored in the drawers, so I don’t have to look at them (one of my biggest clutter pet peeves EVER)!
I also created a new use for a ratty, old shelf in my niece’s bedroom. In addition to fresh coat of paint, I created a great alternative to a traditional dresser (which she didn’t have). I used adorable yet sophisticated shelf boxes and baskets for clothing storage:
The next time you find yourself wanting new home furnishings, consider re-vamping some pieces, so they’re more functional and stylish than before!