finally! a campaign dresser

October 24th, 2013   |   Decor

FinallyACampaignDresserThe writing room (now known as the never-quite-finished-writing-room) got a new update.

For the first time ever, I have a legitimate campaign dresser (okay, chest)! I’ve been wanting one for years, but never found the right one. So instead, I have just collected campaign-like pieces.

SemiLikeCampaignFurnitureThe nightstand on the other side of the bed was originally a burgundy stain with bad hardware sitting on the street corner with a “free” sign taped to the front. After few coats of white glossy paint and some gold spray paint, he had a whole new look. But this piece lacks the traditional campaign metal hardware on the corners and the recessed drawer pulls.

Just to the right of the nightstand you can see a bit of the writing room desk. This desk was a Craigslist find and got a similar makeover with coats of white paint and again, gold painted drawer pulls. Though similar to the campaign chest, it was not quite there either.

Meanwhile the nightstand below, discovered in the dumpster, was found exactly as you see it here. It had a rubbed gold finish and a cream marble top.

OriginalNightstandThough it was nice, I was delighted to swap it for this new pretty chest.

CampaignChest

Hello, lovely.

This is a piece from Meg Made (now my second piece from Meg’s shop).

Since buying my first dresser from Meg and Joe, Mr. Lively and I have become friends with them. Which is wonderful. But it also makes it hard to not want to buy every single piece that they sell. Which means their new store in Chicago is both thrilling and dangerous for me personally.

Though I’d like to say that the writing room is “complete,” there is another project I have up my sleeve which will really finish it off… at least until I think of something new to do.

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  • http://lilyonfillmore.com/ Valerie

    Ah, major upgrade! So classy.

    xo, http://www.lilyonfillmore.com

  • http://jesslively.com/ Jess Lively

    Thank you! I totally agree.

  • http://www.prettyfluffy.com/ Serena Faber Nelson

    Gorgeous!

  • http://www.york-avenue.blogspot.com Jackie-York Avenue

    What a gorgeous piece! I absolutely love it.

  • erin klegstad

    Beautiful piece! Love that lamp, too!

  • Kim @ Yellow Brick Home

    What are you going to do with the old nightstand?!

  • tlexx

    I just looked up Meg Made and they are located just 3 blocks from my office! Can’t wait to stop in!!

  • http://jesslively.com/ Jess Lively

    That is so great! They are awesome people and have awesome furniture.

  • http://jesslively.com/ Jess Lively

    I passed it on. : )

  • http://jesslively.com/ Jess Lively

    Thanks! The lamp is from CB2, but I’m not sure if they still carry it anymore.

  • http://jesslively.com/ Jess Lively

    Thanks! (I think he’s quite handsome.)

  • http://jesslively.com/ Jess Lively

    Thanks, hun!

  • http://jesslively.com/ Jess Lively

    Thanks, Stephanie! I agree, a nice step up from before.