Better After reader Alicia recently acquired this unloved dresser and put it to work as a TV stand instead. Much better use of this piece, I’d say. I don’t understand these types of dressers with the single cabinet, what am I supposed to put in there?  A small stack of clothes on a dark little shelf behind a tiny door that I have to kneel down on the floor to access? Must have been made for back in the day when people were smaller and more nimble and could see better in the dark. Hey, that also describes cats!  Maybe this was made for fancy little clothes-wearing cats, who knows.
Anyway, isn’t that grasscloth wallpaper so totally hip and modern?  Alicia actually found it in an old family friend’s basement circa 1970! 

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  1. February 29, 2012 / 9:55 PM

    That cabinet door? You put your hat boxes there, naturally!

  2. Anonymous
    February 29, 2012 / 10:28 PM

    oh dear. it was beautiful before.

  3. March 1, 2012 / 3:50 AM

    As a mid century enthusiasts it’s upsetting to see furniture from that era altered, which I see too often on thIs and other DIY blogs. That said it is pretty.

  4. March 1, 2012 / 4:20 AM

    I don’t whther or not I like the before or after better, both looked great.

  5. March 1, 2012 / 5:15 AM

    It’s wonderfully different than what everybody else is doing! Pretty.

  6. Anonymous
    March 1, 2012 / 8:16 AM

    I don’t think it was a dresser. I think it was a buffet.

  7. March 2, 2012 / 12:07 AM

    Wow, I’m loving that grass cloth! And I love how the color goes with it, balancing it just perfect. Me, I would have tried covering the whole piece, and it would not have looked half as good as this.

  8. March 3, 2012 / 3:23 AM

    Really? The before was better? Are you looking at the same thing I am? I think it’s 100% better after! I wouldn’t have given the before even a first glance let alone a second. I love the styling of it. Congratulations to you for being original and inventive – and for it being so well executed! 🙂

  9. Anonymous
    March 3, 2012 / 9:19 PM

    If the “before” was teak or other solid wood…it’s a cryin’ shame to do that! Some good products would have brought that wood grain out and made it a very handsome piece.

  10. Anonymous
    March 3, 2012 / 9:58 PM

    The before was much nicer. It would have been beautiful refinished.

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