The dresser I have been using as a hairdressing station is a rather old dresser and the top is stained, the surface is rippled, and it doesn't look all that nice. The number one reason I am doing a make-over on it though, is because there is no overlapping edge. I had a stand that could clip on an overlapping edge for hot irons. But I have no overlapping edge. I have inserts for hot irons and a blowdryer, that you drill a hole for, then insert into the top surface, but right underneath, there is a drawer, and I'd never be able to get the drawer open again with these inserts sticking downward.
|Old dresser with worn out top surface|
When I say a much nicer one, I have to admit (while patting myself on the back) that I am very proud of the way that my new surface has turned out.
The inspiration for the new surface came from a ceramic wall plate I have hanging on the wall in the office. I bought it in Areguá, Paraguay in 1993.
|Ceramic plate from Areguá, Paraguay|
|Areguá - Inspired by ceramic plate|
|Inspired by countryside on the way to Ciudad del Este|
|Greater Asunción area|
|Reductions and Encarnación|
I have painted and waterproofed the surface and all that is left to do is to drill the holes needed to insert the curling irons and blowdryer, and my hairdressing station will be much more efficient (not to mention safer - hot irons equal burnt hands if one is not careful!) and to boot it will have way more style and will take me away to another world everytime I go down there to do hair. (Pats self on back again)