I always enjoy reading the articles that feature one item styled in various ways. It doesn't matter if it's a furniture or clothing piece, I always love these features. Most of the time, these articles inspire me to get off the couch, go grab a similar item or styling accent and rearrange something in my house or wardrobe. I'm sure my husband thinks I'm nuts for getting these instant spurts of inspiration.
When I first saw this Dwell Studio dresser during a recent trip to Bargains & Buyouts, I knew it had so much much potential and could be styled in so many different ways. The fact that the drawers had a controlled closing feature sealed the deal. It had to come home with me.
This piece is currently listed for $949 on the Dwell Studio website. Bargains & Buyouts had it listed at $595. After expressing my interest, I negotiated an even more affordable price with a sales associate. On top of that, the store was offering 10% off your entire purchase that day, which means I was able to score this piece for half the retail price. Major score! (If you didn't catch my article on my first Bargains & Buyouts shopping experience, you might want to check it out here, especially if you live close to the Cincinnati area and are wondering about the negotiating process at this store.)
My mind kept going over all the places I could put this dresser in my home. Because this piece is so versatile, I thought I would share some ways I'll consider using it...
#1 - As a Bedroom Dresser (the obvious)
My husband and I could totally benefit from another dresser in our bedroom. We currently have a huge armoire and two nightstands for storage. I know my husband would be thrilled if he could have additional drawer space within arm's reach!
I had to capture the drawers. I should have videotaped the drawer closing action for you. I love that they close themselves.
#2 - As A Bar
I'm all about the bar cart and bar area! While most people have bar supplies in their home (wine, booze, bottle openers, etc.), they rarely think to display these pieces in an artful way. I would love use the surface space on this piece to display our bar items and then would capitalize on the drawer space for the storage of kitchen textiles, serving pieces and party supplies.
#3 - As A Dining Room Buffet
I have quickly realized that our new house doesn't have the nearly the storage or surface space that our condo had (surprising, I know). With that being said, serving space for parties and gatherings is minimal (unless you pull out a card table, but who wants to do that). Using this dresser in the dining room would allow us to set up a serving station while also stashing away extra kitchen and party supplies.
So, what do you think? Shall I choose way #1, #2 or #3? I thinking they would each be a win!
This weekend, I'll also share pictures of other items that caught my eye during my last Bargains & Buyouts trip.
A special thanks to Bargains & Buyouts for teaming up with me to bring you additional ideas and inspiration! You can follow them on Facebook and Instagram to keep up with their ever-changing inventory.
Happy shopping, my friends!