Remember how I found this dresser on the side of the road right before Christmas? Did I tell you how I became a crazy lady and pulled out all the drawers so no one would take it until AJ could go back with the truck for it? The dresser is incredibly well made and it was exactly the dimensions I wanted (I’d know, I was on the side of the road with my tape measure. Crazy lady.). We have very little cabinet space in our kitchen so we really have to be resourceful with what we have. After trying to figure out what worked best in this space I landed on just a regular dresser that we could use as a buffet whenever we had more food than table space.
I thought and thought about what color I wanted to paint our buffet. For months. Then I realized the eating side of the kitchen felt so dark compared to the rest of the kitchen. I love the light and bright feel of the other side… so why couldn’t I make the table / buffet side feel the same way? Let me refresh your memory on the before.
So I opted for white paint and pulls that are exactly like our cabinet drawer pulls only slightly larger. Almost anything would be an improvement from the ones that were on there.
I used Country Chic Paint in Simplicity for the dresser and had to go over the drawers three times to get the really solid white look I was hoping for.
I styled the top with some of my favorite things… a boxwood monogram from Kirklands ($20!!!), a giant soup tureen I picked up at a store closing sale of the Onieda Factory Outlet, a moss basket handed down to me from our great neighbor and my all-time favorite spring decorating tool: tulips. $5 tulips from Trader Joe’s. I get them almost ever week and it’s amazing how happy one little vase makes our kitchen feel.
If you’re ultra perseptive you’ll notice two other different things about this space. The white chairs are back and there is no rug. I’ve moved the rug into the living room and the white chairs are here because… well… let’s just say $5 chairs from the thrift store that have been sitting outside don’t typically last that long. And by that I mean I fell through one. It was demolished and so we didn’t have four matching chairs anymore. 🙂