For a long time the space next to my dining table was empty. I knew I wanted some sort of buffet table or sideboard, but I couldn’t find one that met my budget (and style) needs. Thinking outside of the box, I thought, why not use a dresser? I headed to my nearest IKEA and picked up a white Hemnes Dresser and it did not disappoint.
Now, I didn’t want it to look like a dresser, I wanted it to look like it was always meant to sit next to my dining table, that meant it needed some new hardware. Lo and behold, I found these little sunburst beauties at Hobby Lobby.
I knew that I wanted a mirror to go behind it, because it was such a large dresser it needed something to sort of anchor it in it’s space. Both literally and figuratively. Literally, meaning I used a heavy duty anchor to attach it to the wall. And figuratively, meaning I popped a minimalist (yet oversized) mirror behind it.
Next came the “icing on the cake” the decorations that would sit atop of it. I didn’t want the traditional two lamps look, I wanted something that looked a bit more organic and fresh. With that in mind, I decided I’d set out for two separate vignettes – one incorporating greenery and another incorporating a light source.
Vignette 1 – Greenery: Features faux eucalyptus in a blown glass vase and gray pottery, nestled in a wood tray.
Vignette 2 – Light Source: Features a striped lamp, wood beaded candle holder, cookbooks and a candle.
I think it all came together pretty well. have you ever had to think outside the box to fit your space and/or budget? Tell us how you conquered your design in the comments below!