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Reinventing the Nightstand: Going Big

A Simpler Design's furniture painting business has been in full swing for a while now, and I've been able to notice some definitive trends in color and style.  Customers have their preferences, and specific pieces of furniture just tend to sell well more than others. Nightstands and dressers are absolutely my top sellers. I've had so many inquiries about specifically finding dressers that could double as large nightstands. 

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This piece definitely fits that bill.  Storage is one reason why using dressers as nightstands has become such a popular trend.  Maybe you live in a smaller space and need furniture to serve double duty to maximize storage. Or maybe you've got the space and just want to think outside of the box when it comes to choosing furniture for your bedroom.  Either way, dressers like this are a great multifunctional piece for the home.

The details of this dresser are subtle and beautiful. I realize my photos don't do a great job of showing the curved front, but it's one of my favorite things about this piece. The curves work perfectly in conjunction with the oval drawer pulls. 

I decided to keep the finish of this piece matte, rather than buffing it with wax.  What's great about the Amy Howard line of paint is that once it dries, it's good to go; no sealing necessary! I made sure to paint it with really smooth brush strokes, which makes it feel velvety and soft. [I know, it sounds like I'm describing a cream sauce]

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Check out this dresser in my shop, on Craigslist or at my Etsy shop! In other news, I'm currently back in Boston for another [extra] long weekend of bachelorette party shenanigans.  Happy Friday! -Jo

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