Using Dressers All Over The House

I love a good dresser and I have a hard time passing them up when I find them in a thrift shop. Which is probably why I currently have six of them sitting here waiting for a makeover. Yes, six. #furniture addict

I think dressers are the most underused and under appreciated pieces of furniture because we tend to confine them to the bedroom. Which is really a shame because they come in a zillion different and can be easily updated with a couple of coats of paint. And because they’re so perfect for hiding clutter and extra storage, dressers are a great idea for pretty much any room in the home.

Dressers can be used for extra storage throughout the house. Click through to see all the great ideas.


This beautiful dresser is painted a gorgeous shade of blue and used as a coffee/beverage station in the kitchen.

Dressers for the rest of the house. This teal dresser is used in the kitchen as a beverage station.
Caught In Grace

This thrift store got a makeover with turquoise paint before becoming a kitchen island.

Thrift store dresser makes a great kitchen island. Click through to see more great ideas for using dressers in the entire house.
Nesting Gypsy

Even the HGTV 2016 Dream Home got in on the action using three dressers for extra storage in the kitchen.

Using dressers in the kitchen for extra storage.


We’ve used a dresser as a media center in our living room for the past couple of years and are in the process of doing a new one. Hides a million toys and most of my office supplies.

Dressers can be used just about any where at home. Here's one used as a media center. Click through for more great ideas.

This painted dresser is simple and perfect with a coat of white paint.

Dressers can be used anywhere in the house for extra storage. Here's a great idea for the living room.
Hunted Interior

Removing a couple of drawers makes a space for those unattractive cable boxes and dvd players.

Bright Green Door
Bright Green Door


This vintage piece is stunning and holds a ton of stuff.

Fry Sauce and Grits
Fry Sauce and Grits

Not actually a dresser but a full buffet. Too pretty not to share.

Dining rooms are great spaces to use a dresser for storage. Love this color! Click through to see all of the great places you can use a dresser in the entire house.
I Heart Organizing

A little blue paint and you’ve got some stylish storage in this dining room.

Little House of Four
Little House of Four


If you’re a little bit handy or you know someone that is, you can totally turn a dresser into a vanity.


Vintage dressers make pretty and unique bathroom vanities.

Apartment Therapy
Apartment Therapy


If you’ve got the space, dressers are perfect in the foyer for hiding all the stuff you’re dragging in and out of the house on a daily basis. I painted this one for the foyer in our last house and it hid our winter gear and extra baby things, including a small diaper bag. I was able to drill a hole in the back for my phone cord so my phone was nicely tucked away in the drawer when it was charging.

duck egg dresser

I love the pop of pink this dresser brings to this hallway.

Decor Pad
Decor Pad

The next time you’re at a yard sale or in the thrift shop, snatch that pretty dresser up even if you’ve got a full set of bedroom furniture. You can find the perfect spot for it later 😉

Using dressers around the house. A great way to add style and storage in every room.

Have you used a dresser somewhere other than the bedroom?

Best of the Weekend and Features- Dec 4.15

Best of the Weekend Link Party October 2, 2015


Welcome to the first Best of the Weekend for December! I can’t believe it’s the last month of the year already. Are you all geared up for Christmas? We finally got everything together around here and I’m excited to be sharing lots of new ideas and a Christmas tour of our home in the next couple of weeks.


Last weeks most popular link was 15 Christmas Porches from A Blissful Nest. So many great ideas!

Best of the Weekend Features- 15 Christmas Porches


Here are a few of my favorites from last week!

Deer Friend Cookie Containers from Giggles Galore. Too cute!

Best of the Weekend Features - You-Are-a-Deer-Friend-Christmas-Cookie-Gift


Wood Slice Ornament Banners from A Houseful of Handmade

Best of the Weekend Features- Wood Slice Ornament Banner

Love this Black and White Christmas Ornament Swag from One More Time Events.

Best of the Weekend Features- Ceiling fan Christmas swag

This Mid Century Makeover  from Make Me Pretty Again is simply stunning!

Best of the Weekend Features- Mid Century Modern Dresser Makeover

On to the party! This is a great party to join because when you link up with us your posts are seen here and also on Little Miss CelebrationMs. Toody Goo Shoes Hello Little Home and Virginia Sweet Pea. Each hosts shares the most viewed post from last week as well as their own personal favorites. Be sure to check out their blogs to see if you were featured this week!

Link up our favorite posts of the week. No rules but we’d appreciate a link back and if you follow your hosts in some way. Have a great weekend!

Navy and Gold End Table Makeover

This is a sponsored post and also contains affiliate links. All opinions are entirely my own.

Navy and gold vintage end table makeover. The fab furniture flippin contest.


Last month I featured a gorgeous green hutch makeover from Thirty Eighth Street at one of our Best of the Weekend Link Parties. This hutch was part of The Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest. Now, I’ve never heard of this sort of contest but my furniture flipping heart started to beat a little faster with each word I read. Basically, the contest runs monthly with a different sponsor and prize for furniture flipping lovers (like me!!). Hello? What could be more fun?? You can bet your sweet you know what that I signed up on the spot.  Details about how to become involved are at the bottom of this post if you get excited by furniture makeovers and want to participate, too.


Fab Furniture Flippin Contest


This month Evey from Evey’s Creations and Lynn from Fern Avenue are hosting the contest and all of the contestants will be linking their projects up on their blogs.

This month’s contest is sponsored by HomeRight and y’all know how much I love my paint sprayer and everything else HomeRight these days. And since they were so cool about sponsoring a giveaway for us last month and all, I’m kind of a big fan.

Home Right Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest October

This month’s theme is “Spray It Pretty”.  You can see why I jumped at the chance since I’ve been known to spray paint pretty much anything and everything. In this case, I had a go at a couple of end tables that have been sitting in my garage forever.  (Which meant dirty and dusty).


End table before 24 Cottonwood Lane


After a good cleaning with some tsp, they got a quick coat of primer. I used my HomeRight Paint Sprayer for both the primer and the finish for this project (Which meant quick and easy).


HomeRight Paint Sprayer.


The primer dries really quickly when applied with the sprayer.


24 Cottonwood Lane Vintage End Table Before


I decided to go in a different direction this time by using a semi-gloss finish in my favorite Naval from Sherwin Williams.


naval paint


I have used semi-glosses in the past but the brush and roller marks are usually visible and this bothers my perfectionist self. Big time. I haven’t used a semi or high gloss with the paint sprayer and I wasn’t sure how it would turn out. The first coat gave me some cause to panic as it wasn’t covering as well as with a regular eggshell finish.


Vintage night table makeover. First coat of paint


But by the second coat, I was doing my typical happy dance that I always do when I’ve used my paint sprayer. In the picture below, the table had just been sprayed with a second coat and was nice and shiny. The semi-gloss finish took a little longer to dry than I’m used to. Once it was dry however, the paint levelled out beautifully.


24 Cottonwood Lane. Vintage dresser makeover


Once everything had dried, I brought the tables inside for a coat of gold spray paint. I may have forgotten to tape off the bottom of the furniture before spray painting which meant I had a few touch ups to do.


Vintage end table makeover in navy and gold.


The handles were given the same splash of gold spray paint as the legs.


Gold handles for navy end table makeover.


As always, the sprayer left a totally professional finish. No brush marks, no splotchy spots…just perfection.


Vintage end table makeover in navy and gold.


Here’s the end result! So pleased 🙂


Navy and gold vintage end table makeover.


I’m going to try to contain myself but I’m so seriously thrilled with how these end tables turned out that I got a little picture happy.


Vintage end table makeover in navy and gold.



Navy and gold vintage end table makeover. 24cottonwoodlane.come



Navy and gold vintage end table makeover.


The Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest is open to entrants that have signed up through the group Facebook page. If you love furniture flipping like I do and want to enter in future contests, you can email the hosts at info@fabfurnitureflippincontest for details.

New Home Must-Haves

This is a sponsored post however, the opinions are always my own. If I don’t like it, I don’t share it. Because I’m opinionated like that.



Inspired By You- Weekend Features #9

Good Sunday morning, y’all. Hope you’re having a lovely and relaxing weekend wherever you are.

I can’t help but notice all of the fall and Halloween posts that are out already. So not ready for that so I’m skipping right over those until September. Summer might be flying by but it’s still summer. The end.

We had another busy week over here as I try to purge and de-clutter. I managed to get rid of nine black garbage bags this week. Four of those were filled with expired food from the fridge and pantry. I felt sick at the waste of it all. 🙁

We also got plans for our playroom rolling and it’s almost completed. Hurray for a toy free living space!

Top Ten Playroom Must Haves


Time to check out some terrific bloggers and visit new friends.



Jennie at The Diary of a Real Housewife shared an easy slow cooker spaghetti sauce that I know will be a hit with the boys.


Diary of a Real Housewife


Shea at Dixie Chik Cooks shared a recipe for Spicy Peachy White Cheese Dip that looks divine!


Dixie Chik Cooks


Chrissy at The Taylor House shared her idea for Grilled Peach Dessert. I’m in a peach kind of mood right about now. Obviously 😉


The Taylor House


Ashley made a delicious looking Key Lime and Coconut Ice Cream Float that made my mouth water.


A Spoonful of Flavor


More ice cream yum from Carrie at Frugal Foodie Mama and her PB&J Ice Cream Sandwiches. That’s the kind of sandwich I want for lunch 😉


Frugal Foodie Mama


Claire at Heart Handmade UK shared a gorgeous chalk painted vintage suitcase.


Heart Handmade UK


I love the look of the grey ombre dresser from Jennifer at Hydrandeas and Harmony. So pretty and elegant.


Hydrangeas and Harmony


Another cute dresser, this time with stripes and contrasting hardware from Kimm at Reinvented.




Nicki over at Sweet Parrish Place shared this cute painted arrow that she added to her gallery wall. She had a very clever way of hanging it, too.


Sweet Parrish Place


I love monograms and I’m loving this easy mongrammed chalkboard from Debbie at Refresh Restyle. She’s sharing the links to four other monogram projects, as well. Because you can never have enough monograms!


Refresh Restyle

Take some time to visit these bloggers and see what else they’ve been up to. And don’t forget to pin from the original source.

Got something to share? Contact me on Facebook and let me know if you’ve got a project you’d like to see featured here.  Have a great week.


Inspired By You- Weekend Features #8


Another week has slipped on by and I’m nowhere near having all my summer projects completed. And we’ve only been to the trailer twice this year! Mostly because of all the rain this summer and the amount of screaming the boys do. Trapped in a tin can with a couple of screamers = momma needs to up her meds. I know we’re going to have to sell the trailer before we move but I keep holding out for good weather and better behaviour.

We did get around to trying out some summer salads this week. Total success with the boys.


And I finally told the story of our future move down south and why I need to fill in some blank walls.

Got a glass of something yummy? Kick back and check out our weekly features by these talented bloggers.



Jen at Yummy Healthy Easy made this delicious Tropical Smoothie Bowl. Because apparently I’m not the only one tired of drinking my food.


Yummy Healthy Easy


The Casual Craftlete- Katie made some yummy looking Citrus Yogurt Popsicles


The Casual Craftlete


Arlene at Flour On My Face shared her Sweet Cherry Mojito cocktail for all of us to enjoy.


Flour On My Face


More cherry goodness from Danielle at Live Well Bake Often in these Cherry Limeade Slushies. 


Live Well Bake Often


Have you heard of the Food Nanny? I’m her newest and biggest fan. Not just because of these yummy Fish Tacos, either. Although fish tacos are pretty much my favorite vacation food.


The Food Nanny


That green and those pulls. Nailed it. Love this dresser makeover from Sage and Naomi at Plaster and Disaster.


Plaster and Disaster


Lynn from On Fern Avenue refinished an old dresser in Navy. Still crushing on navy.


On Fern Avenue


One more jaw dropping furniture transformation from Brooke at Start At Home. Mind blowing dresser to to bench up-cycle.  Ah-maze-ing!


Start At Home


Check out this incredible up-cycle from Rebecca at R and R At Home! The art is made from a gift bag. Seriously? Seriously!


R and R At Home


Robin from All Things Heart and Home shared her stunning Master Bath Reveal this week. Simply gorgeous!


All Things Heart and Home


Don’t forget to visit these bloggers and pin from the original source.

Got something to share? Contact me on Facebook and let me know if you’ve got a project you’d like to see featured here.  Have a great week.

Sharing these great bloggers here and over at Serenity NowFinding Silver Pennies, Home Stories A to Z,  Cedarhill FarmhouseFluster BusterCoastal Charm, Bloom DesignsFrom My Front Porch to YoursPieced Pastimes, Tabler for Two, A Life In Balance, and Savvy Southern Style.