Mrs Emily Clark // A Look At My Dresser

I think we all have a piece of furniture we up-cycle and it starts us off, for many it becomes a little of an addiction and Emily is going to show us this month what started hers, I can see why I love the piece but I will let her tell you more…..

Where the painting bug started…

I had looked at dressers online. There are some gorgeous ones but they all have quite a large price tag and as we had just moved into the house it was definitely a NO.

Then I happened to see one on a local selling page. Having struggled to get it in the car (with a toddler too) and really struggled to get it out of car, I finally got it into the dining room. It was just perfect for the corner and at £25 definitely a bargain.

People had told me about Little Greene paint and so I decided to try. I chose French Grey, Tutu (limited edition), Custard and Cupboard Green. Once I set to it it didn’t take too long and afterwards I sealed it with Annie Sloan clear wax.

Dresser

But what to put on the dresser? Over the months things have been placed, moved and re-arranged. I’m sure this will continue to happen too.

Top Shelf

Royal cups and saucers- I love the Royal family and my mum had these so I had to include them.

Royal Teaware

Second Shelf

I saw these glass jars on sale at the local garden. We had filled them with sweets which seem to have disappeared 😂. I had the tags made by Haley from Handcrafted Love (found on Instagram @handcraftedlove). I love them, they are just perfect on the jars and a personal touch.

Sweet Jars

Third Shelf
  • Clipboard with an AA Milne quote on
  • Fingerprint plate from Theo’s 8th birthday party
  • Our summer holiday idea jar (picking a few ideas each week to do, from Pinterest)
  • Rose tea light holder
  • Silver thimble with pens and pencils from Red Candy

Dresser details

Fourth Shelf

Teapot

I’m sure the dresser will constantly change and I will move things around but I do adore it. It’s perfect for our dining room and the cupboard underneath is great for storage too.
Since this I have painted a lot of things in the house – sorry Mr Clark 😘

Thanks for reading and hope you all have a wonderful August.
Emily xx

I love it, I am a huge Dresser/Shelves fan, Emily and I have some things which live in both our houses, Hayley’s tags are one of my favourite purchases.

What would you put on your dresser ???
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Kara Janelle, Plus Size Blogging Mama. Vintage Lover, Interiors Obsessed, Chair Crazed, Collector of Much remembering to Smile as it is the 2nd best thing you can do with your mouth.

  • Jane Taylor

    I love a bargain and a bit of upcycling! This is a fantastic find for £25! I know you still have to paint it, but even so, its still a bargain. I love that there’s a great deal of thought gone into what you put on the shelves and everything means something. Thanks for hosting this guest series, Kara, #Homeetc

  • I love our dresser and they’re so useful for using as a display. We don’t have a fireplace so I feel it almost directly replaces that in terms of a “shelf” for pictures and vases. We have lego figurines of our family dotted on ours, so it’s really special!

    • Emily Clark

      I just love it! Definitely a useful space to have and I love that yours has Lego on. My boys would love that too xx

  • mummyofboygirltwins

    Super and really colourful too. Love it too over here and yes you’re right, it is SO addictive! Thanks for sharing!

    #HomeEtc

  • Aaah I LOVE little Greene paint!! Have just been choosing some of their colours for our dining room 🙂 Love Emily’s dresser — looks so vintagey (is that a word??) — just gorgeous 🙂 Caro xx #HomeEtc

    • Emily Clark

      Thank you Caro. Little Greene is just gorgeous paint, I love it! Happy painting in your dining room x

  • Great job on the upcycling it looks lovely! I love the idea of being able to swap and change your treasures around too.

    • Emily Clark

      Thank you xx