An Antique Dresser Becomes a Gift Wrap Station

I absolutely love this dresser. It holds special memories. When I was expecting our first child 20 years ago (GASP!!), I found this gem for our nursery at a second-hand store. Let me tell you….it was ugly. I honestly have forgotten exactly what it looked like, but I remember taking it to my dad to restore. He always has vision, but he said, “Karen, I don’t think there is much we can do with this one.” He and I were both delighted when we saw the beauty of the wood come alive with a little love. It has been through three kiddos holding onesies and receiving blankets, then big kid jeans and t-shirts. Now it sits right at the top of our stairs and houses….GIFT WRAP. 🙂

Gift wrap dresser

Target scissors and tape

The gorgeous scissors and the tape dispenser were Target finds. I used to run around the house looking for scissors and tape. That was silly! Now they are at the ready, and they look beautiful. Of course if you have little ones, you will need to find a safer spot for them!

I always save gift bags and tissue that hasn’t been destroyed. I pick up rolls of gift wrap and ribbon when they are on sale or if I totally fall in love with some. BTW…T.J. Maxx and Marshalls always have DARLING rolls of wrap! I also like to save silk flowers, buttons, jingle bells and other little treasures for that little extra touch. I have plenty of room for all of that in this dresser!

Organized Drawers

I took an hour or two this summer to organize all of my drawers full of supplies. Now if I can just keep them that way!!!!

The bottom dresser drawer holds gift bags and flattened boxes of all sizes.

Rolls of gift wrap fit perfectly in the next drawer up with room to spare!

Gift wrap drawer

That extra space holds folded pieces of fun tissue paper.

Gift wrap drawer

Rolls of ribbon and twine and raffia fill this one along with a few take-out boxes.

Ribon scraps

All of my ribbon scraps fit in this little drawer. They come in very handy!

 

Gift wrap drawer

This little drawer holds cello and drawstring bags and tags.

 

This one holds some of my favorites…small flowers and embellishments for topping a gift!

Well, that was my little “tour” of my gift wrap dresser. I know I have mentioned it before, but gift wrapping is one of my favorite things in the world to do! How do you store your gift wrap supplies?

By posting on Tuesday instead of Saturday last week, I feel as though I haven’t been in touch with y’all F.O.R.E.V.E.R. I would love to hear from you!

Check out these gift wrapping ideas from past posts here and here. Happy wrapping! God bless!

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3 Comments

  1. Mom

    That dresser was *so* ugly when we spotted it in the second hand store painted an unfortunate yellow. Normally your dad doesn’t love stripping furniture but when the glorious birds eye maple began to appear he knew you’d found a treasure.

    The very best furniture pieces in any home are always the ones with a story, with history, adapted and repurposed over time as the family grows. Nice work Kbear.

  2. Kylie Wolford

    I have a beautiful antique dresser (painted a distressed yellow, lol) that is now gonna be moved to the basement of new house but I think I’m totally gonna start using this idea for it!! I can’t have scissors & tape left out tho…bc the basement is the teenager hangout & I don’t trust them! Haha

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