You guys, after living here almost a whole year we finally got a dresser. After a botched trip to the Brimfield antique market (that bummer of a blog post will be for another day) where I thought I would find my dream dresser, I just went on Craigslist and picked one. But, it was meant to be: the owner’s sister happened to be moving one block from us that day, and dropped it off within the hour. AND, she and her boyfriend had just moved here from California so we chatted a lot about the CA to NYC transition and told them what’s good in Bushwick. PLUS, no more clothes all over the floor.
Our bedroom is pretty much a long narrow closet that also has to have our bed it in, so it was tricky to figure out what to put in it that would keep our clothes and shoes out of the way and actually look good. Some hideous metal and plastic Container Store storage system was not an option, and I guess I’m okay with the mismatched vintage shoe shelf/cabinet/dresser combo. And then throwing trinkets and art everywhere helps. My most recent favorite things are these vintage Paint by Numbers cat paintings that I found on Etsy. I love thinking about how how someone earnestly painted them long ago, and I’m so glad they made my way into my room instead of being buried buried in a garage or thrift store somewhere.
Aaand, Dylan topped it all off with new matching all-wood hangers and a huge David Hockney print from the thrift store (bought this for $10 after we learned on Art.sy that we couldn’t afford an original).