For the past year or so I’ve managed to stay away from antique shops and thrift stores. It’s not that I don’t love them, but I realized I’d been buying things that I like in hopes of finding a place for them, rather than going in search of something I actually need.

As you are probably aware, shopping is definitely something I enjoy, so in order to declutter and streamline my home and life, I had to cut myself off for a bit.

Even though I’ve been avoiding said shops, I do follow one on Facebook. I always check out their weekly posts of new merchandise. Well, this week, this popped up on their page.

Thrifted Chest of Drawers | Inspired by Charm

It was love at first sight. Although my clothes closet provides ample hanging storage, I’ve been yearning for a tad more drawer space. My bedroom also felt a bit bare, so I wanted one more fabulous piece to finish things off.

Thrifted Chest of Drawers | Inspired by Charm

Needless to say (see the title of this post), I got the piece. It ended up costing $125 – a steal when compared with the $700 options I had been looking at over on West Elm.

Thrifted Chest of Drawers | Inspired by Charm

Thrifted Chest of Drawers | Inspired by Charm

Other than some minor scuffs, the piece is in excellent condition and the drawers function perfectly. I was initially concerned about the size and color of the piece based on the photo, but once I put it into my space, it took on a whole new life. A handsomely beautiful life if I do say so myself.

Thrifted Chest of Drawers | Inspired by Charm

Before bringing it home, I also considered painting the frame white and leaving the drawers wood. However, after seeing its condition and getting it positioned, I like it in its original glory.

vintage dresser

I quickly styled it with a few pieces I had. It looks good, but I think I can make it look even better.

Thrifted Chest of Drawers | Inspired by Charm

I am thrilled that I found this and that my thrifting eye is still sharp. With this addition, all of my clothes will finally have a place, which I’m hoping will help me keep things tidy.

Thrifted Chest of Drawers | Inspired by Charm

What do you think of the new piece? What’s your latest thrifting find?

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Comments

  • LeeAnn at

    Was that at TNT?

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      TNT? I’m not sure what that is. Haha.

      xo Michael

  • Jules at

    I SO wish I was able to find things like you from thrift stores. I never, ever luck out. Maybe if I took the time to actually DIG I would find stuff, instead of hoping for them to pop out at me.. The only thing I found was a vintage mirrored window pane. I ended up painting it, covering the mirrors in scrapbook paper and adding pictures. I love it! Just wish more things found me!

  • Tara at

    This really looks great–sort of a Danish Modern throwback which I think enhances the gray in the room!

  • Mary at

    It’s beautiful! Congrats on the great find.

  • Anne at

    It’s perfect! I’m all for painting furniture but so glad you left this in its natural state. It’s lovely and just right for the space. I love when form and function happily meet!

  • Arli at

    You did good! That is such a gorgeous piece, and the wood brings such a nice warm tone to the room. Looks great!

  • Joy Cooper at

    Great piece. I wish I had your taste and knack for finding things!!!!

  • Pam at

    Love it, goes great with the wood shades and adds a lot of warmth to the room. So glad you decided not to paint it.

  • Tammy at

    Love that piece – it screams “Michael!”…..glad you could give it a proper home!

  • liz n. at

    You always find the most gorgeous things! And, as per usual, it is perfect for the space.

  • Mary at

    Love it! I just got a MCM dresser set at auction ($80/piece!!!) that I adore. SO HAPPY you didn’t paint it! It’s too good as is. Feel like that should be reserved for saving damaged pieces, but that’s just me! PS: That gold lamp is everything! Perfection!

  • Kay Shive at

    ABSOLUTELY PERFECT! and that includes the lamp and the framed poster.

  • Rachel at

    Love it! I live in California near SF and my favorite place to find treasures is called Urban Ore in Berkeley. I recently purchased a folding dining table and 4 chairs for my daughters townhouse. They need some sprucing up but you cant beat $55 for a dining room set.

  • Lin at

    Oh what an awesome find! It looks perfect for your room and is so beautiful. I too have that same issue of buying something I like and trying to figure out where to put it, so have been staying away from stores also.

  • Cate O'Malley at

    Love the dresser, it looks perfect there! My best thrifted find was a set of Lilly Pullitzer bowls at Goodwill a few weeks ago. Couldn’t find them at Target when they were released, and they’re going for nearly $60 on eBay.

  • KimS at

    spot on! It looks fantastic!

  • Judy at

    We have this exact one. We bought it new 48 years ago.

  • Sharon at

    Beautiful! You have xcellent taste and a good eye!

  • Erin at

    i love it! So much better then the west elm one!! Did you clean it before you stored your clothes? And if so, what product(s) dud you use? I need to clean a dresser I bought from a thrift store and am afraid certain products will ruin the finish. Thanks!

  • Gwen, The Makerista at

    Yes, love this! The wood feels so warm and it really brings a fun, modern pop to that corner!

  • emma at

    Oh please tell me where is the gorgeous gold lamp from? =O

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Emma –

      It was from the Nate Berkus collection at Target. While, they no longer sell them, I have seen some on eBay.

      xo Michael

  • Marji at

    It is gorgeous. And the framed quote appears to be speaking for it! Happy you found each other.

  • Lorilyn at

    I’m so obsessed with your bedroom – inspires me to finish my own – it’s just so perfectly styled!

  • Rebecca at

    Hi Michael! I love your style and taste! Can you please tell me where you found this rug?!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you! The rug was from Birch Lane several years ago.

      xo Michael

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