Tuesday, March 8, 2011
The Look for Less: ordinal chest of drawers
I fell in love with the before and after project I saw on Ikea’s blog in which a designer took the Rast chest of drawers that retails for $29.99 and made it over, adding paint, new hardware, and stenciled numbers. It reminded me of the ordinal chest of drawers Anthropologie sells for $998, more than 30 times the cost of the Ikea DIY. A chest of drawers is one of the most versatile items for a home, working as a nightstand, entryway table, dresser, TV stand, or office storage, and unfortunately costs upwards of $100 at most retailers. Considering you can get such a unique looking piece at such a low cost, why spend more?