Friday, January 7, 2011

Dress the Dresser ... Yay!!!

Day 6 of the Getting Organized challenge ... get motivated, join the challenge with A bowl full of lemons ... I have to get caught up as this is my first day ... hey I only took the challenge yesterday ...and I do have Day 5 done also, I just have to post it :)

Well ... my messy little secret ... my dresser, my catch-all, my I'll put this away later ... what? I just close the bedroom door and no one knows! :) ... My bedroom set is a hand-me-down from my Gramma ... some of the drawer guides are broken so if I'm not careful a bruised toe can be the result ... I've often thought I might paint it to spruce it up a bit ... a bit more motivation is needed ... oh - plus I haven't had the mirror on since we moved into the house in 2005 ... It's in a closet, somewhere ...

Now, I have to make it clear that I did not skip the 'clean out the drawers' part ... I did just do that last week, mostly due to the fact I couldn't close most of them ... so they have been purged and sorted and folded, socks all match, sweaters with sweaters, jammies with jammies ... the only 3 drawers that didn't get touched are the 3 on the far left, which are hubbies ...

I found that mirror (there's actually supposed to be 2 and they stand up tall) but my son has one in his room ... I thought it might look good on it's side and I have to admit I really like it. I cleaned the dust bunnies with my homemade kitchen spray, then gave the whole thing, sides & front of drawers included a good rub with Lemon Oil, fancied it up a bit with some knick knacks ... voila - isn't it pretty ?


  1. Ha, my dresser is a catch all too. I will tidy the family room and just shut the door on my bedroom. I'm going to try harder to keep it clean and tidy. I have started following you and thanks for sharing. Kathy

  2. P.S. I love that you sew too, another hobby of mine when I get time.

  3. I didn't want to picture my dresser that is the same size as yours because it is full of junk on top! I love how you cleaned yours up!


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