The small town Colorado girl who’s obsessed with home and everything that entails! I’m a creative, a decorator, a day dreamer, a huge fan of scones, and I’m passionate about loving where I live and making a home.
If you enjoyed our post on Wednesday, you’re going to love this one!
After I asked Anthony all of those questions, I knew I wanted to put him to the ultimate blogging test… styling something. I mean, that’s one thing us bloggers know how to do best. We style stuff.
So, that’s what he did, and we have a little Husband VS Wife Styling competition going on… And I have to say he did absolutely amazing!
If you remember right, the last question of our q&a was all about him defining his own style…
My style is rustic, and I like stained wood. Shayna likes to paint everything when it should be stained, or stay natural.
I kind of knew what to expect from him, but honestly…. he did so good!
Before I get into the actual styling, I want to say how incredible my husband is…. he not only supports me 110%, but he follows me on any new adventure, always with intention. He makes this blog possible, I know I say that a lot, but it’s absolutely true. Antz, this wouldn’t happen without you.
So here we go with this styling competition. Our only rule: Use a lamp. I even let him pick the dresser we’d both style…
Here’s his styling… he could go pro.
It was fun to see him search the house for his décor… He’d say, “I need some of that greenery stuff”, or “I need a vase”… totally priceless.
And of course, he had to use deer antlers. That wasn’t a surprise… or his duck lamp, which he specifically requested for this project.
He made me search through a few boxes in the basement, and once I found it, his face lit up with the most sincere smile. You see, this duck lamp was on his nightstand growing up. It holds special meaning to him. He says it’s one of his most treasured items.
So I knew, it would be center stage for his styling….
But I didn’t expect him to remove his current nightstand lamp and replace it with this one…
Well played, Anthony…
And for his final styling element… he brought in our pup, saying he was his finishing touch…
That sounds about right. Even Drake loved the duck lamp…
Which also didn’t surprise me, because his favorite anything is a duck.
It seems to run in the family.
And to that I say, well played Mr. Duck lamp. Well played. We’ll see if you stay on the nightstand. 🙂
Now, to show you my styled dresser, which doesn’t have as fun of a story…
I used the same lamp that I always keep on this dresser, it just fits this space so well, and it’s gorgeous to look at. It’s from JCPennys.
Next, I added in some old books I found at an estate sale a while ago… They’re beautiful, and the perfect colors.
I added the pretty Mexican Lavender, which I LOVE…
Side note, have you been to Sprouts lately? They have lots of this variety of lavender, and several other beautiful plants. 🙂
The next, and final element, was the lovely wood framed mirror that I scored from American Furniture Warehouse (I don’t see it listed on their website). I fell in love the second I spotted it.
So there’s our styled dresser… two different ways, two different design thoughts… I think I’ll keep them both. And maybe the duck lamp. 🙂
Overall, I have absolutely loved this series. Seeing Anthony decorate the dresser was absolutely fun… and even better, I loved him coming home and noticing how *I* decorated the dresser. He approved.
And that means everything.
Next, stop by Liz from Love Grows Wild. She put her husband to the ultimate “blogger husband” challenge. I think he probably passed, proving, farmers can decorate too!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this as much as we have. 🙂
Join me as I share several easy to implement ideas that will give your home a breath of fresh air and leave you feeling excited about the changes you see by the end of the week!