For the past couple months I settled on using a $20 dresser as a placeholder but I knew it wasn't permanent.
The height of the old mid century modern piece was much too low. I never took any pictures of the space like this but imagine the typical MCM dresser and that was about it! I knew I wanted a change but my only problem was I couldn't find anything I loved. Sure, some things on craigslist would've worked but nothing caught my eye. Unusual, I know.
Then I saw this piece on West Elm and I immediately loved it.
It's weird, but it's been an extremely long time since I've bought a new piece of furniture that wasn't thrifted or bought off of craigslist. I waited for it to go on major sale and pulled the trigger.
The styling of this piece is rough but it'll do for now. I'm most excited about the "painting" I did. It was another total copycat DIY from what I'm sure is a pricier piece! I've had this image pinned for so long and was certain I wanted to recreate it for this exact spot. I am pleased it turned out exactly as I envisioned.
All I did was use a roll of paper that we already had at home and added the black circles and splatters with acrylic paint. I framed it using a poster frame that I sprayed gold. The whole project took less than an hour and makes a big impact!
The rest of the space is filled with most things we already had. However, the small mirror was a garage sale find earlier this season and the tree was a Pier 1 find. I've had the capiz shell light forever, or so it seems, and I repurposed an old trashcan [that I found in the trash!] as an umbrella stand years ago.
Things won't stay like this forever, but I'm really liking the way it's finally coming along.