In the Details: Dresser Tops

Some more snap shots of the progress in my attic bedroom!

This eclectic vignette takes over my dresser top.  It also tends to change often as I move things around.  I stuck paint chips in an old ornate frame and use it as a tray for perfumes, a handmade kaleidoscope my dad bought for me, and an adorable porcelain elephant my mom and sisters brought for me on a visit.  I love the slight contrast between the big window-style mirror (cheap find at Goodwill!) and the smaller ornate mirror positioned in front of it.  A glass hand for my rings, pretty tin from my friend's mom's antique shop, coppery hued mercury glass votives, a green wine bottle, and glass lotion dispenser inhabit the rest of the surface.  Busy, busy, busy... but I like clutter. ;)

"You should be kissed often. And by someone who knows how."  Oh, Rhett.  So wise.  And handsome.  I'm working on getting a turquoise mat to frame the picture so that the print isn't just floating inside this frame. Haha. 

I painted my metal file organizer turquoise and filled it with issues of House Beautiful, Elle Decor, Architectural Digest, and Better Homes and Gardens.  This gray beauty is just one of my five vintage typewriters.  Yes, those are fake flowers. :/  I only buy the real things once in a while, but I hate an empty vase. Heh.  And oh dear! Is that a little deer?!

Why yes, it is a little deer!  I found this cuter-than-a-button fawn at an antique store for like a dollar several years back.  She tends to move around the room, not staying in one place for very long.

I also lined up my turquoise insulators across the magazine rack, plus a teal candle in an old canning jar.


Anonymous said...

Wat teal spray paint dont you use ?

Miya @ Design Indulgences said...

Such a great idea turning the file organizer on it's side. I really like how the mags look that way. Also a fufn & free way to fill a picture frame w/paint chips.

Jennifer Bewerse said...

How have I not heard that quote? "You should be kissed often. And by someone who knows how." I LOVE IT!! I especially like your magazine rack and little deer vignette as well :)

Anonymous said...

Love the idea for displaying your magazines as well as the 'tray' from a picture frame. :D Where do you get your typewriters?

Anonymous said...

Looks fabulous!! absolutely love the frame w/ paint chips as a tray! what a great idea!