Dresser + Runner

I’m popping in here quick-like to ask you a quick question.  Do you own a dresser that’s not looking so hot on top?  Maybe one-to-many perspiring drinks have been set atop it or maybe your kid forgot they’re only supposed to color on paper or maybe you bought it as a project piece (my hand goes up) and then life gotcha?  That all happens and someday you’ll get around to making things right but today is not that day, right?

Well, that project piece of mine has been painted a thousand ways, brought back to her old glory, and sits gleaming in our living room…in my brain.  In reality though…


Whomever dropped this off at the thrift store, I’m going to assume, had cookies and milk every night before bed.  Why?  Isn’t it obvious?  While they ate their cookies right next to their dresser, their glistening cup of milk sat on that dresser, was emptied and still sat ‘til morning when it was carried to the sink and readied for the next night.  We all have our routines, right?

That’s fine.  I’m not mad about it.  I got the thing for a good price and I’ll get around to spiffing it up one day but until then…


I found a table runner (originally hails from Tarjay but I found it here on eBay) at Dirt Cheap for something like $3 around Christmas last year and bought it because I thought it would make an awesome lumbar pillow.  But when I got home and set it on top of the dresser for a minute, a lightbulb appeared.  It must’ve been fate.  So, with Anthony’s help, it was slid carefully under all of the electronics and, to this day, it sits.  (Well, technically we moved so it’s not really “to this day” but…you get the picture.)


Yes, the dresser still needs a little tlc but I’m in no rush. 

Moral of the story:  Surface stains are no match for a table runner.  Also, table runners aren’t just for tables.  ;)


  1. Wow, that is SUCH a great runner! And I love the dresser too- they pair perfectly! Also, "maybe your kid forgot they were only supposed to color on paper"- haha, story of my life.

    1. Haha! That's a fun story, huh? We'll laugh about it when they're off to college. ;)