Sep 9, 2013

From old to new: Our Dresser

Here we go. Our first big project for the apartment was our dresser. I wanted a big dresser for both of our clothes and one that would fill an entire wall in our bedroom. Luckily there was a perfect fit at my parents house which was not being used for anything important, so we claimed it.
Of course it needed some serious upcycling. I'm really sorry about the crap quality of the pictures in this post. If you're in the middle of a big project like this the thought of taking presentable photos for the blog didn't cross my mind too often.

I guess it's a better quality than ikea, but the colour of light brown wood is just too... I don't know. Cabin in the woods? I really don't like it, that's for sure. So my plan was to paint it white and "shabby chic" it by sanding the edges. Then the future husband suggested that that's a crap hipster idea and desided of painting the doors different pastell colours and the rest white. Good enough!

*Tattoo by my good friend Sonja who just opened her very own tattoo studio in Berlin this year: Zum Frischen Lutz

The future husband did this all by himself! I only helped by taking the dresser apart and putting it together again. All the paint job credit goes to him.
I am very much enjoying this new/old big ass dresser! Though I do have a few too many clothes, I need to sort a bunch out very soon. Not just to please the man but also to get some order into the dresser and to get rid of excess baggage, not just in a physical sense.
This post will be part of Nina's Upcycling Tuesday and the Creadienstag.


  1. Was für ein Unterschied! Der sieht echt super aus und hat der gelaugten Kiefer (oder was darunter wohnt) doch einiges voraus.
    Herzliche Grüße von Nina

  2. WOW! Bin sprachlos, toll!
    Liebe Grüße

  3. Das sieht echt cool aus!!!! Danke für deinen netten Kommentar zu meiner Tuch-Hose!!!!!

    lg Maldita von

  4. Also der ist mal echt toll geworden!!!
    Ich wünsche viel Freude damit - habe gerade selber ziemlich viel Holz bemalt und mich ohne Farbe an den Händen kaum mehr wieder erkannt :-)

    Liebe Grüße,

    1. Ohh, ich weiß was du meinst. Farbe an den Händen ist aber eigentlich das schönste Accessoire für uns Bastler wie ich finde!


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