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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

A French Dresser for Me.... Peace for Her


Having lived for the past 9 months out of boxes  ( Yes, still...) , today seemed like a dream.
 Not being a huge fan of “matchy” furniture, we have been searching for individual pieces with character to start our bedroom project. I would say Re-design, but since we literally have NO furniture in the Master bedroom, it is a start fresh , on a budget project....

We answered a small local ad and off we went, a little unsure of what we would find. Surprisingly and much to my delight, what we found  was a beautiful old french style dresser. It has a lovely shaped mirror and a the most appealing “latte” colored
marble top.



Beautiful, but very heavy- unloaded drawers
Ready to get it in and UP the stairs....


Sadly the previous owner, now entering a retirement home could not take this well loved piece with her.  Not to worry,  her Granddaughter assured us that she would be happy to report to her Grandmother that it was being placed lovingly in our new home in the country. A beautiful start to our peaceful bedroom......

After one hour, cleaning & going UP the stairs..
Just ignore the "sliders"- we have to adjust the mirror.  I am

thinking of maybe a whitewash for this piece? What do you
think? then it would be lovely, and a little more ivory, very stylish.


Rest easy, it WILL hold lots of necessities for us, and have a place of honor in our home. 
We will respect this piece of furniture, loving it as she did for many, many years to come. I’m just thinking about how many times she ran her hand over this marble, opened a drawer or stood in front of the mirror- possibly brushing out her hair before bed ?

I really enjoy having a piece of history, knowing that I can be the new caretaker and  somehow, bestow to her a little peace in the process.

The simple joys are sometimes the best.  

What little joys can you share today ? Share some thoughts with us soon.




Diana & Aubrie
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14 comments:

  1. That is beautiful! Cannot wait to see in person.

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  2. The perfect start for your bedroom. Love the french legs and the marble top...gorgeous!! Happily following your blog ~

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    1. Happily following yours as well....

      Diana

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  3. I love that dresser also , a little white wash would be Ok, the previous owner would die if she knew that.
    So many older friends of mine just can't stand to see a great piece of furniture painted. I just painted a french chest silver

    I also love knowing the pieces history

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    1. Sorry, so long getting back. Thanks for reading... It is a lovely dresser, can't
      decide what to do with it BUT will soon hopefully.

      Diana

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  4. so nice to meet you!
    you follow me, I follow you

    I'm honored

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  5. Hello sweet friend!

    Welcome to the world of blogging....Debra sent us over and told us you were a new blogger. Your shop is wonderful.

    blessings,
    karianne

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    1. Thanks so much ! I appreciate the comments.

      Diana

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  6. That piece is begging for paint!

    Found you at Common Ground!

    www.minnesotajunker.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes, either a darker stain, or a whitewash or lime wash of some kind. As a designer, I tend to lean towards contrast.. I don't want everything light, but with medium green walls, tan carpet and a mainly cream scheme planned with green/ plum & aubergine accents, I am thinking lighter than it is at the moment.

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  7. What a gorgeous dresser! Can't wait to see the rest of the room :o)
    Have a great week!!!
    ~Des

    PS. I am now following you on Google...hope you will follow me back :o)

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    1. Well, now with all going on... gonna be a little while. That is something that my husband is looking forward to, so I need to jump on it soon. He needs a lovely place to rest up.

      Diana

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  8. Wow, that is really cool. I'm sure after you add your touch it will be lovely, but I shall weigh in that it is also lovely untouched. It looks like it is in great shape.

    Chrissy

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