Guys I'm behind. This happens to me every year: as I round the corner on Thanksgiving and enter into the Christmas season, I am caught off-guard by the extra stack of things to do in my personal life: Christmas decorating, holiday parties, gift shopping, cookie baking... (jk on that last one - I don't bake), so... cookie eating, you get the idea.
It's T-minus 20something days to 2017 and I still have two items left on my 2016 furniture flip bucket list (including the delinquent DIY bakers rack from 2015 *hides face in shame*). At this rate I might as well walk naked all the way to the Red Keep with a bell ringing nun behind me (that's the standard punishment for not meeting your New Years resolutions right??). I even have a line up of flips in the shop that I have yet to share with you here!
Well, I might as well work on my penance now and share one with ya now ;) A while back I ran across this pic on craigslist for a "stackable dresser." Intrigued I clicked to read more to find out that they were solid pieces with two drawers each.
It was clever of them to use both as a makeshift dresser but they looked a little odd when stacked to me. I decided to buy them with the plan to un-stack them and figure out a better way to use them...
When I got my hands on these twin pieces, I realized just how SOLID they are. They could totally handle the everyday demands of a mudroom or entryway: book-dropping, boot-pulling, galosh-flinging. So I painted it in our favorite glossy white by Glidden Door and Trim to give it a matching indestructible finish.
I replaced the old handles with shiny new brass ones and moved the pulls up you wouldn't have to bend down as far to pull the drawers open.
Putting them side-by-side makes for a super long mudroom bench - perfect if you have the space but not the budget for a built-in. I could also easily see these underneath a window as a window-seat plus toy storage.
Wherever you decide to use it, the drawers are deep and can hide a multitude of clutter (my kind of storage piece ;)
Hoping to really sell the mudroom bench idea, I styled this shoot like a typical "command center" for the on-the-go mom complete with a calendar, fresh flowers, coat hooks, and a basket for dumping.
"Faux Built-in" Mudroom Benches
48"L x 19"D x 18.5"H each
Now Available for Sale
$500 for both or $265 each
If you are interested in this piece or a custom order like it, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. My hope is that these handy fellas will help ease someone's organizational needs out there - especially during this busy busy season. And that reminds me, despite how hectic the holidays can get, don't forget to spend your time thoughtfully and wisely! And on that note, I leave you with the lyrics from a favorite underground Christmas song: