Our last house had a decently sized closet in the bedroom. Brandon had the whole thing to himself, along with a tall, narrow dresser inside. We added a freestanding IKEA Pax wardrobe for my clothes, and I outfitted one half with drawers and shelves to serve as my dresser and storage for bags and jewelry. All of that conveyed with the sale of the house though.
This house has plenty of storage, and I’m loving our shared walk-in closet so far, but we’re going to need more drawer space than just the antique dresser that I picked up in Wisconsin. Ideally, another empire dresser would be nice, but a taller one — something like this. Even this would work if I was looking for a brand-new piece of furniture. I’ve been watching Craigslist for a couple of weeks, and I might have found a possibility. The price is right, but the pictures weren’t clear, there was no real description, and the guy responded with “well, you know, it’s old!” when I asked if the drawers stick. Sounds like a winner!
Living out of laundry baskets is losing its charm real quick, I tell ya. We need to get another dresser in here soon.
I’m trying out the rug from downstairs up in the bedroom now. I love it, but it wasn’t the right fit in the front parlor. It will limit our bedding options somewhat (the green setup we had doesn’t look so hot, for instance), but we still have plenty of sheets and quilts that do work. I’m also trying to decide on bedside lighting. I like sconces in bedrooms to free up space on tables/nightstands next to the bed, and I’m leaning toward the long-arm Isaac sconce. (It’s like a grown-up version of the eyeball sconce I got for Eleanor!) The metal finishes throughout the house are brass, so brass is an obvious contender, but black looks fantastic too. If the rug is staying though, I might go with red.