Antique Furniture

Our home was built in 1926, we live in a very old section of our town, which is great for me, because I love antiques. It’s a good thing I do, with raising 3 boys, I haven’t had to worry much about the furniture getting banged up. 🙂

On a recent trip to visit my Father-In-Law, one of the pieces of furniture my husband brought back was this chest. It has been in the family 65 – 70 years. My Father-In-Law had it when he was growing up. In fact, the marble top is cracked from where he accidently dropped it when he was a young boy.

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When we moved into the house almost 1 year ago, I needed some shelves in the bathroom. The linen closet is in the hallway, outside the bathroom.

We had these shelves from when the boys were little, so I made do with them. I really didn’t like them at all, but they served the purpose.


After a “window shopping” trip to the antique store, it hit me, I’ll just move the chest upstairs to the bathroom. I originally had the chest in the Living Room.

I made a trip to the Dollar Store and bought baskets to hold our toiletries, 2 baskets for $1. So, for a total of $2.50, I have a brand new (to me) chest in my bathroom.

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  1. Looks great in there. I would love something like that–hmmm. Off to measure & “shop” the house to see if anything might work–thanks for the idea!
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  2. It’s always fun to find a new way to use what you already have–it’s like getting something new without the price tag!

  3. wow really pretty! I love the antique chest of drawers so pretty! Your clean organization is great!
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  4. Lovely chest of draws! You can’t beat old furniture. If antique furniture could talk think of the tales it could reveal…


  5. It is so great to use that you already have! The chest looks great in your bathroom. And it does look cleaner than the shelves….great job!!
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  6. That’s a great idea! It looks good too 🙂
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