This dresser is my favorite styling project yet! I just can’t get over how much I love it! Removing the matching mirror from the dresser gave me a clean slate to work with. Unlike my other styling experiments, where I tried multiple variations, for this one I knew exactly what I wanted. I was eyeing decor all around my house for months that I longed to move to our bedroom and this was my chance.
Our dresser makeover is the start of a complete color makeover for the bedroom. So, please ignore the black, white, and purple images you have of our bedroom past. We are going for a fresh start with a charcoal, mint, teal, and turquoise palette.
My DIY West Elm-Inspired Herringbone Mirror (inspired by this mirror) was the start for the dresser overhaul. It adds a graphic pattern to the wall and the off center placement allowed me to experiment with an asymmetrical arrangement.
To balance the mirror, I hung 5 more frames above the other side of the dresser. More info coming on this DIY artwork project soon, but what you need to know for now is I framed foreign currency. It is a cool eclectic look. It was a free project (the currency was a sunk cost from past travels). And, it was a simple way to fill out the wall space.
I am deliriously excited to have some of my favorite teal and turquoise and accessories all displayed in one place. I shopped my house to find pieces to use, and bought a few new things.
To style the dresser, I broke it up into three zones, left, middle, and right.
On the left side, by the herringbone mirror, I wanted a table fan. I love this retro-style fan (similar to this one) we picked up a few years ago. Instead of just plopping it on the dresser top, I perched it on top of two decorative book boxes (the ones I found here).
I stood the third and smallest book box to the right of the stack. To finish out this side of the dresser, I added a trio of mercury glass votive holders. I know how to make DIY mercury glass, but when I spotted these for less than $5 each at HomeGoods, I couldn’t resist.
In the middle of the dresser, I kept it simple. I centered a trio of turquoise bud vases. I love them. They were a cheap Target clearance find years ago.
On the right side, I started with a lantern on the back corner of the dresser. I love the shiny silver domed top of the lantern, which I found at HomeGoods. It was originally a dark wood, but I painted the outside teal and filled it with battery-operated candles.
Next to the lantern, I added my newest turquoise love…a tiered tray I picked up at the Prime and Polish charity event. It is a dreamy spot to stash all my jewelry. My favorite is the earrings dangling from the top tier. A secondhand silver glass bowl tucked under the edge of the tiered tray to hold hair binders and bobby pins finishes this side of the dresser.
I am in LOVE with this fresh style for our bedroom. It feels so much lighter and more sparkly. I can’t wait to share the rest of the room with you! Did you spy our new bedside lamps in the mirror reflection?
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