Making it Yours (MiY)

Making it Yours 9: Sierra Chest of Drawers

Making it Yours 9: Sierra Four-Drawer Chest

So, apparently I do these every six months? I always mean to do them with more frequency, but alas.

My Making it Yours (MiY) series is all about finding a piece of furniture you love, and making it work for you through changing styles and different stages of life. I like to imagine a story for each item I choose, and show how it can work for the same person in a variety of ways, or how someone else may inherit a piece and give it a new life.

A home doesn’t come together overnight. You may start out with hand-me-down furniture, and slowly incorporate pieces you love as you’re able to. Or maybe you find an amazing vintage dining set that is perfectly you, and so you incorporate it into several different looks that speak to your changing taste over time. That’s how my home has evolved, and likely yours as well.

In this, the ninth edition of MiY, I’ll be showing the Sierra Four-Drawer Chest in three different designs. It will start out in a bedroom, as you might expect. The second look will see it in the bedroom again, but years later and with a different decorating scheme. The third look will then see the chest moved into a different room entirely, and I’ll show how it can work as part of a living room.

The first look will be up later today.

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  • kat
    August 2, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    that looks like an ikea hack waiting to happen!!! ikea dresser + shims?

    • Making it Lovely
      August 2, 2012 at 4:55 pm

      I don’t know about shims, but I think the look could be recreated!

  • Shoshana
    August 2, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    I was JUST thinking, gosh it would be nice to follow another MiY. I love the backstories almost as much as the changing looks

    • Making it Lovely
      August 2, 2012 at 4:55 pm

      Aw, thanks. They’re fun to write.

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  • Jove Arthur
    August 2, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    The design on the drawer chest is lovely. It would probably work on doors too. What do you think?

  • rajasthantravel
    August 6, 2012 at 6:59 am

    Where you buy nicole this furniture, I am see this type of furniture first time in my life, it extraordinary. I am live in Jaipur”-Paris of India”

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  • Erin @ Dwell & Tell
    September 10, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    I LOVE this series, every time, Nicole!