American Farmhouse Style
Re-dressing A DRESSER
Sometimes the perfect décor is right under your nose. While Valerie has many vintage pieces she’s restored or repurposed, one piece that stands out is an antique dresser.
After years of use, it was falling apart and completely unsalvageable—as a dresser. “I remember staring at it and loving the arch and other pieces throughout, thinking, ‘Gosh, I wish we could cut this thing up and save some of these pieces, maybe even use them for something else,’” she says. “Then a lightbulb went off, and I asked my husband Mario if he would be able to cut the top so I could use it above the wooden windows.”
The two got to work, cutting up the old dresser and taking pieces to add to their home décor. In addition to placing the wooden arch in the living room, Valerie also included a few other pieces as wall art in the kitchen to add further charm and a personal touch. “I absolutely love that we have pieces of that dresser in our home and used parts of it for something new,” she says.