Today, we are continuing with another update on my bedroom makeover. Recently, I showed you my new ottoman. I also wanted to let you know my decision about that dresser.
For those of you who have been following IBC for a while, you know that after I painted this room, I struggled with what to do about the dresser that has been in the space. While I really like the piece, and it is in pretty good shape, something about it just wasn’t working. I had thought about painting it (or part of it), just refinishing the top, or totally replacing it.
Well, as you probably guessed based on the pictures, I went with option three and purchased a new dresser. And let me tell you, I couldn’t be happier with the decision. (Now, don’t worry, I’m hanging on to the other dresser and hoping to use it in another room.)
First, about this piece – it’s the Delaney Dresser from Birch Lane. I’m not sure if you’ve heard of Birch Lane yet, but they are the fabulous new home decor and furnishings company on the block. They have a beautiful collection of traditional furnishings with classic design. They even have a real catalog (which is practically unheard of nowadays) that you can snuggle up with on a Sunday afternoon with a cup of coffee and ooh and awe at all the prettiness.
Anyway, as you can tell, the new dresser is a MUCH better fit for the space. First, the color of the wood is much lighter. It really brightens up this side of the room and eliminates some of the heaviness. Secondly, this piece is larger than my previous dresser, and that is a really good thing. While I am using a whole room for a closet, my concealed storage is still somewhat limited, so having a bigger dresser gives me additional enclosed space. This piece takes up a good chunk of this wall, yet it doesn’t overwhelm the space. It’s just what I wanted.
Finally, the style definitely suits the overall feel I was going for in this room so much better. While I’m still moving in the same direction, my vision for these rooms is changing a bit as everything comes together. And this dresser really complements that expanded vision.
While shopping at Birch Lane, I also picked up a collection of four baskets for on top of my closet storage. I opted for these woven storage bins. They are extra sturdy and the perfect fit. I also really like how they bring in more texture to this space, plus they give some of those warm wood tones to this side of the room. While they are currently empty, I plan to fill them with out-of-season items like scarves, flip flops, etc. Ideally I want all my clothing and related items to be in one place, so these baskets will help.
Now that I have my new dresser and closet storage system, I definitely need to sort through my clothes and get rid of things I don’t wear anymore. I honestly dread that process. However, having a pretty place to put everything in makes it feel a little less burdensome.
So what do you think? Do you agree with my dresser decision?
This post was created as part of my collaboration with Birch Lane. As always, all of the opinions, thoughts, and ideas in this post are my own.