Looking for cozy and quaint decorating ideas? You’re going to love this little old repurposed oak dresser with mirror in our attic bedroom.
Oh friends, when I saw this little old oak dresser with an attached mirror on a Facebook post from Kennebunk’s Habitat for Humanity ReStore I knew it was meant to be.
The warmth it would add to our upstairs attic guest bedroom.
So we jumped in the car and headed up to Kennebunk, Maine for a day of thrifting, shopping, and lunch.
And yes I went thrifting with my husband, which wasn’t easy… Do you enjoy thrifting with your partner or spouse? Or are you like me and enjoy thrifting alone?
I couldn’t have been more impressed with the Kennebunk Habitat for Humanity ReStore. It was the largest I’ve ever seen. A warehouse size full of old and new donated furniture items.
And BONUS, a number of helpful volunteers are happy to help you with moving and packing items into your vehicle.
I recently added this second-hand shop to the “My Favorite Second-Hand Shops from Vermont to Maine” post, which you can bookmark and save for your future reference.
This Little Oak Dresser
This old dresser really didn’t need too much work. So I relied on my old standby Restor-A-Finish, followed up with a coat of Feed-N-Wax, a wood polishing finish.
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I used the Golden Oak finish, which was the closest color to matching this oak wood dresser. It brightened up the dresser beautifully and removed all the markings. It also colored in the top two pine knobs matching them to the other 6 oak handles.
Then I finished it off with the Feed-N-Wax. I’m always amazed at how well this combination works on old wooden furniture.
*The dark marks on two of these photos are actually tree branch shadows. I didn’t realize this happened when I took the after photos…
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Antique Oak Dresser in the Attic
Friends, the antique oak dresser came out so cute and it fits into this attic bedroom space so beautifully.
I added a few of my mother’s vintage collectibles to the dresser top, one of which included this silhouette of me marked Griff 69′.
My middle name is Griffith and when I was young my father called me Griff, which was his mother’s maiden name too, thus “Griffith”.
Vintage books along with a thrifted alarm clock add to that old attic bedroom charm.
When we have kids stay in this bedroom in the attic, they’re always so scared these old alarm clocks are going to go off in the middle of the night.
Ahhh, remember those old childhood fears?
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A little yellow vintage McCoy vase with a couple of blue hydrangeas from last week’s trip Antiquing Down East, A Day’s Jaunt. Wait until you see what I found there!
I just love the pinstripes in the summertime and adding it to a cozy attic bedroom, well it just seemed right.
Classic and so coastal cottage in style.
A vintage blue and white quilt that I found in an attic trunk one day folds nicely at the base of the bed.
And another red and white eagle quilt at the foot of the bed on an antique trunk that I found out “Thrifting with the Gals” and gifted my mother years back, as she adored Eagles.
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Can I tell you a secret?
I left the Beddy’s Bedding on this attic bedroom bed and simply laid the seersucker bedding on top of the Beddy’s Bedding. This way I get to use two of my favorite bedding sets. Practical and beautiful.
And when we have guests stay, they can simply remove the Seersucker bedding and sleep in the zip-up Beddy’s Bedding, which is super cozy.
If you aren’t familiar with Beddy’s, you will undoubtedly want to check them out. Their zip-up bedding is specifically designed for hard-to-make beds, guest bedrooms, children, bunk beds, and so much more.
So if you find yourself one day at your local Habitat ReStore and there’s a cute little dresser I hope you won’t leave it behind.
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I’m so glad you dropped by, and if you are new to my blog, welcome! I hope you enjoyed your visit with us here today at our Home in Coastal Maine.
Be sure to also check out our Home in Vermont too, where we spend winters enjoying the coziness of home in the Green Mountains of Vermont.
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