Monday, December 6, 2010

Campaign dresser

I had thought I might hold off on posting about my new campaign dresser until I get a chance to fix it up, but who knows when that will happen.

Months of searching craigslist finally paid off.  I got the dresser, a matching nightstand and a desk with a hutch.  Not sure what we'll be doing with the nightstand and desk.  They are currently in the boys room, and since they are similar in color to the Ikea Malm stuff in there, I'll probably leave them as they are.

All three pieces are a blonde laminate case with white melamine drawers.  Normally blonde laminate is not my finish of choice, but, I kind of like the contrast, and these pieces were HEAVY.  Like, 200+ lbs.  I'm amazed the Mister and I managed to get them into the apartment.  When we were moving the dresser in, the (manly, muscled) Mister was essentially dragging it up the stairs while I was pushing it up with my hands over my head, bent horizontal to the stairs. (If only I had the picture for the blog.)  The dresser was so heavy that I don't see us moving it outside to paint it.  So....I don't see it getting painted any time in the near future.  That's ok, it gives me time to plan.

Despite being covered in about 30 years worth of dust, the pieces are in pretty good shape.  I started trying to clean the hardware while its still attached, but it needs a really good scrubbing, so I'm going to have to take it off.

Eventually I will get around to painting the dresser. At the moment I don't really have a good idea what color that would be...I'm enjoying the sort of toned down color palette we have going on in the living room right now.  If you're going to paint a campaign dresser it seems like you should go for a Statement! color.

Hmm, I see a inspiration pics and "what color should I paint this" post coming up.


  1. I've been dying for a piece of campaign furniture - and you got three!! And I'm totally with you on waiting to post about a piece or project until it's finished - every time I do that I never wind up posting because I never actually finish it. :)

  2. I know! I am excited, the desk and nightstand will be great in the boys' room. I got all three pieces for $100. I searched craigslist for about six months, practically every day. I just wanted to share the excitement!


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