Unique Vessels: Floral Chest Extravaganza

Filling a chest of drawers (aka dresser) with flowers is a fun and eclectic way to create a real statement piece. For this project, you can use any dresser - it doesn't have to be old or unused, as no damage will come to it. I chose a white one, as I really wanted the bright colors to pop. This would be great for a party, and I could imagine several of these at an eclectic event. It would also make an amazing surprise for a close friend or relative (so long as you are willing to sneak in and hijack one of their dressers). It may seem like a lot of flowers, but the total cost was around $40. It is also a relatively quick project, taking only 15-20 minutes (once my husband and I hauled the dresser upstairs). Give it a try!

Flowers: dahlia, zinnia, lisianthus, snapdragon, plum, garden annuals

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I really love the color of this dahlia, and think they are gorgeous as they are opening Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

I added these colorful knobs - much better than the plain white ones Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

A three-drawer chest works best for this, and any vases you desire for the surface Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

The bottom two rows are oh-so-simple - just keep the flowers in their pots/containers. You can put down a shallow tray, or make one with aluminum foil if you are worried about moisture leakage Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

For the top row, shallow rectangular vases can be used. The top drawer is only opened about 2 inches - just enough for the dahlias to stick out Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

So bright, and so much fun! Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com


Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by N. Underwood