Sometimes you want the look of a vintage piece but you can’t afford it just yet, or cannot find it. In fact, sometimes even the newer versions that replicate that look are totally out of your budget… Sometimes, you just need to DIY it.
I’m not suggesting not investing in pieces with good bones. But, just in case you still haven’t saved up for that special piece, or you just haven’t come across it, here’s a simple way to get the same look for a fraction of the price.
Now, I know the blogsphere is full of Campaign Dresser DIY’s that are great. In fact, these are some of my favorite DIY’s for campaign furniture.
Here’s an old picture of a campaign piece that we own. It’s a real campaign desk that I bought on Craigslist and painted.
However, I wanted to help you re-create a piece that is a bit different than the campaign pieces typically out there.
So let’s recreate the dresser I showed you in my Master Bedroom inspiration board last week.
Here’s what you’ll need.
You could also try using the Tarva Dresser from Ikea similar to what Sarah did here, but I would definitely cut the legs a drop like she did, and maybe even the top panel also so that it’s flushed to the rest of the piece.
Would you tackle something similar to this? It’s really not hard at all and you would feel very proud of yourself… not only because you accomplished it, but because you’ll still have room in your budget to finish other elements of the room you’re working on. ;-)
And if you’re wondering, where’s the Jewish element in this post!? What’s not Jewish about beautifying our homes, while staying within our budgets!? Our homes are a Mikdash Meat, a mini sanctuary, and the most important institution of Jewish life. This is where we shape our children, our marriage, and our guests. As women, we are the ones entrusted to make this space one beautiful in terms of it’s holiness. External beauty should reflect the inner beauty – body and soul, yes? So, sometimes, my friends, yes, it is in the realm of holiness to spruce up our homes a bit, to make it a more comfortable and pleasant place for ourselves, our family and guests to grow and develop both physically as well as spiritually. (More on this here.)
Now go try that DIY that you’ve been wanting to try for a while. I wish you much success!