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September 8, 2010

A Dresser for Our Sweet Potato


Work is progressing on the kitchen but we can't help but be excited for the next project: the nursery! We told ourselves that we would wait to start buying 'baby stuff' until we had the kitchen wrapped up. Well... we may have already purchased two items for the nursery... unintentionally. (I use the word 'may' because it sounds passive, less concrete and keeps us from looking like suckers who can't pass up a cute dresser when they happen on one - which we totally are) Here is how the conversation generally starts:

"Hey, you want to go down to Home Again and see what they have?"

"Sure, but we aren't ready to buy anything."

"No, we'll just look, that way when we are ready we will know what's out there."

Of course "looking" leads to buying because we have been finding exactly what we want for less than half the price we thought we were going to pay and we. just. can't. walk. away. Which is why this beauty is now residing in our living room (along with almost everything else we own thanks to the kitchen remodel that seems to be spreading it's capacity for destruction to other unsuspecting parts of the cottage)...




Oh my, I can hardly wait to start on the nursery! Isn't this dresser absolute perfection? The best part is, I don't have to do anything to it! I kept seeing some old dressers that I loved but they all needed a paint job and new knobs, which I was willing to do, but with all the construction in these parts, I knew that it might be pushed to the back burner (aka, finished when our sweet potato turns three!) Then we happened upon this one and it was love at first sight!

p.s. For those of you here in the Salt Lake Valley, we found this at our favorite home furnishing store called "Home Again." They sell mostly consignment (though not your run-of-the-mill, it-isn't-worth-a second-look consignment junk) and also have some awesome vintage pieces as well as some architectural salvage. Check it out - - - wait, on second thought, don't. I don't want you buying all the stuff I want!


8 comments:

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Beautiful! I will be painting a pretty dresser this weekend for a little girls big girl room. Looking forward to nursery and kitchen progress.

Handbags*N*Pigtails said...

What color is this lovely? Its hard to tell; in the first few pics I thought it was a distressed white but in the last photo it appears a hue of blue?

Pine Tree Home said...

Don't you just love the hardware too? So lovely.

Marilyn said...

That would be wonderful in any room, but sweet for a bundle of joy!! Lucky you! ♥♫

Cate @ A Tree Lined Street said...

Handbags- the color is actually a really soft gray/blue - I guess those first pics do look white!

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

I love the dresser. So perfect. How fabulous to find something exactly how you wish it to be.

Erica @ Decorica said...

Sometimes you stumble across the best finds when you're "just looking" and I love that - it makes the find so much more exciting. Great piece!

marĂ­a cecilia said...

Hola Cate, have loved your mother advice!!! Your home is very beautiful and there`s lots of inspiration in your beautiful blog.
greetings from Chile,
maria cecilia

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