I snatched this beauty off Craigslist thinking it would be perfect for something. (It came with a bottom foot piece that is missing in this picture.)
Turns out its dimensions and profile worked perfectly in our entryway. SO we set about transforming it, inspired by these console tables from Pottery Barn. (They go for $600-$700 apiece!)
I wanted something breathe-y that would give me space to showcase a few favorite things but I also needed some drawers for storage.
So here’s the reveal!
We took the original particle board backing off of the dresser and used a nail gun to attach the bead board. It gives the piece a little more depth by drawing your eye back into the detail. Besides, I’m a bead board freak and had to find a way to work it in here somewhere!
As much as I love the way Pottery Barn mixes baskets with its tables, the openings for baskets on this dresser were long and short and after much searching I couldn’t find a single basket that would fit. I was thrilled to find the basket-weave serving trays at Homegoods in the kitchen section that were short but long and fit the openings perfectly to complete the look.
Here’s how it fits in the front entryway.
So here’s the BEFORE shot again:
And here’s the after: