Gaetane. Dressers. October 10th , 2017.
If youd like to get away from flimsy flat pack furniture but still find furniture thats affordable, up-cycled or pre-loved pieces are definitely the way to go. If youre looking for a dresser or sideboard in particular your choice may also be quite limited to older furniture, as while these items are definitely back in fashion they are quite traditional pieces. Many companies now make reproduction French dressers and shabby chic sideboards but they somehow lack the character of original vintage pieces. They are also mass-produced so if youd like something unique in your kitchen that none of your friends or neighbours will have, go for a second-hand or antique piece of furniture.
Second-hand dressers and sideboards can also be painted in any colour of your choice to match your kitchen or home interior, and make them even more unique to you. Once they have been painted you can distress them by sanding to make them really shabby chic in style. People often refer to French farmhouse style or English country cottage style dressers but there are many different styles of antique dressers out there, from many periods and many different areas of Europe. French-style shabby chic dressers tend to be very decorative and elaborate, whereas English country cottage dressers are plainer and often heavier in appearance. Whichever style you prefer the choice is endless, as there are very few antique dressers the same out there. Each one differs slightly due to being hand-made rather than mass-produced in the way that reproductions are.
The Queen Anne style of furniture is historically made from walnut, which is definitely a Colonial American tradition. Handmade dressers today are made from all kinds of wood, like butternut, cherry, mahogany or maple. Like walnut, butternut wood is prized for its soft, light yellow highlights and darker grains. In order to create a more contemporary look for a dresser, an artisan will blend different woods together. Making hardwood knobs out of different woods and materials is an easy way to give any traditional style of furniture a unique look. Darker dovetail details on the top of the dresser or on the paneling also brings a simple accent of elegance to an otherwise simple dresser. Studio furniture designers enjoy the freedom to play with combinations of knobs, joinery methods and natural woods to satisfy each and every clients personality and style.
This piece of furniture is a cross between a bed end chest and a dresser. These dressers are the smallest yet, as they only reach a height of a foot and a half. They are specifically placed at the foot of the bed. They resemble bed end chests only that instead of a big opening on top, you find drawers. These kinds of dressers are perfect for kids rooms and play areas. You can use them to store small pieces of clothes like underwear, socks or towels, and also store small toys, books and coloring materials.This is a less conventional design for dressers. These dressers are big, and are fitted with 1-2 drawers that open up like accordions to reveal a large space that is made especially for shoes. The space is divided into small cubicles that carry one shoe each. Most of these dressers are made with maple as maple wood has deodorizing properties. This is a great way to store, organize and protect your footwear.These types of dressers are great for walk-in closets and big rooms.
The last thing you want to do is find a dresser that you really like, purchase it, and bring it home only to discover that it wont fit in your bedroom. For that reason, its an absolute must that you take room measurements before you go shopping for your dresser. Measure the space you have available to store a dresser and only look at dressers that will accommodate those measurements. One final thing you need to take into consideration when shopping for a great dresser is quality. While it great to find an amazing deal you should never go for any piece of furniture thats really cheap. That can only mean one thing. The dresser was not made of quality material and it most likely will not last very long. If you do your homework and shop around you should be able to find a great dresser at an affordable price.
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