So this happened
I sold the Dorothy Draper chests. I still really have mixed emotions about it. I loved those chests. I was so excited when I found them. But I wanted something lighter colored but really didn't have the time and energy for a new project to paint them white. And I didn't want to spend the $1000 to re lacquer them. I love the storage they had, and they fit the space nicely. But in the end I sold them for a handsome profit from my $65 Craigs List score (including delivery).
With the sale I will have enough money to purchase a new dresser (I pick it up Sunday! Fingers crossed its as amazing as its picture since I'm renting a truck and driving an hour to go get it. And its a super bargain), a new loveseat and take care of some necessities like new eye glass. So yeah, that would have been hard to turn down.
You also get a sneak peek into other changes going on in the living room. The blue chairs are gone with a pair of pink ones in their place. The chevron rug is gone with a brown/tan hounds-tooth taking its place. That's a cute little needlepoint stool in the center of the picture.
I finally picked a paint color to paint the living room and dining room. I had 9 different sample colors. I just couldn't find a direction that worked with all the elements. I think over Thanksgiving weekend I'll paint the ceiling and walls. I'll show some pictures after that since it will be a big change and I might have another couple things done also.
But for now I'm really concentrating on my bedroom.That's a whole other post but progress is being made! With the new dresser in place in the living room all the crap that lived in the Dorothy Draper chests will be removed from my bedroom floor and put back where it belongs. Then I can take some progress photos for you.