As a child I was fascinated by a conch shell my Mother had as a souvenir from her honeymoon in the Bahamas. For me it was always a symbol of beauty and love and made me remember my parents’ photos of their young 20’s selves hanging out in the sunshine. In Hawaii, they use conch shells as trumpet-like instruments to signal the beginning of a large community ceremony or gathering.
In looking at the photo below, you can see this dresser needed a new beginning. I found it at a yard sale in my neighborhood, where its latest leg of life had it serving as tool storage in a dusty garage. (Surprisingly, this is a common story among many dressers I have transformed). Because it was so rough, I had to really think about tackling this project. But its bones where intact and the shape was still attractive, so I went for it!
The dove-tailed drawers and ornate handles remained original. I polished the wood and added the conch shell energy as the art deco styled front design lent itself to the beauty and shape of a seashell.
Leaving the old flawed wood and its beautiful design on the drawers and decorative top piece, I refinished the frame in a neutral chocolate taupe to allow the aged beauty to shine.
This art piece is convenient because of its size and sturdy storage capacity with dimensions of 18″Dx30″Wx47″H. Whether you have a glorious city Victorian, bohemian cottage, or modern steampunk loft, this vintage dresser will hold your sweaters and jeans in style. You can buy it for $500 now using cash or credit. Send an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to me to come see it or have it delivered. May new beginnings arrive smoothly and carry you into a wondrous future. xxoo Yabette