Dried hydrangea dresser… outdoors

Dried hydrangea dresser outdoors in outstanding colours, via Funky Junk Interiors

This dried hydrangea stuffed dresser came quite by accident today.

My friend Torrey had a bunch of junk on the curb and she notified me to come on over and pick it over.  Then on my way out I had a fabulous brainstorm to ditch this little vintage dresser standing in my way.

Well, friend #2 Corinne joined us and as we started to carry it down the road, I stopped dead in my tracks. #3 friend Janette had an amazing hydrangea bush that was bursting, and ready to be picked.

Turns out she didn’t want the blooms and had plans to prune them away. Say no more! They were mine! And that funny little dresser came right back home with me. But this time, outside.

Dried hydrangea dresser outdoors in outstanding colours, via Funky Junk Interiors

Ok, ready? It’s about to get a little wild in these parts!

Multi coloured dried hydrangeas in a dresser outdoors via Funky Junk Interiors

Hydrangeas gone wild.

There were too many to sit in water, so I’m crossing my fingers they’ll dry just fine as is.

The dresser actually broke. This pretty oval mirror that sits on top of the dresser use to be held by two pillars.

Dried hydrangea dresser outdoors in outstanding colours, via Funky Junk Interiors

Galvanized goodness is hanging off the one pillar left, adding some fun height to the dresser, as well as more excuses to jam in more flowers.

Broken worked out just fine!

Dried hydrangea dresser outdoors in outstanding colours, via Funky Junk Interiors

It’s a little crazy in a good way, isn’t it?

Dried hydrangea dresser outdoors in outstanding colours, via Funky Junk Interiors

It’s as if the blooms are their very own waterfall of petals.

rusty vintage license plates in pastel blue Funky Junk Interiors

rusty vintage license plates in pastel pink Funky Junk Interiors

If you were watching my Instagram updates over the weekend on FJI Facebook, you would have already sighted two cool license plates. And they were perfect for this vignette.

mini spool coffee table with vintage license plates Funky Junk Interiors

They’re dressing up a little spool I landed a few days ago, which can easily be moved aside when it’s coffee time.

mini spool coffee table with vintage license plates Funky Junk Interiors

Good idea! Later!

I have a coffee date with a couple of girly license plates…

Multi coloured dried hydrangeas in a dresser outdoors via Funky Junk Interiors

… and a ridiculously HUGE pile of hydrangeas.

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  1. Very pretty!

    For a cool effect, you can give the flowers a light coat of gold spray paint (doesn’t have to cover – but you can if you want) and then a coat of matching glitter paint – Beautiful for the holiday season ;o)

    The ones without water should dry well too. I’ve only had a couple shrivel on me – most likely picked too soon…

  2. OMG! I would love to have one of these photos to put in my bedroom. Your photos are absolutely gorgeous…breathtaking! Girl, you have MAD photo skills! And the things you think of to put together…stunning!

  3. A ridiculously HUGE pile of hydrangeas is a great problem to have ;) Love the effect of them spilling out. So utterly charming. That pink hued license plate is to die for!! Enjoy your girly coffee spot.

  4. That’s so beautiful – I wish I had some hydrangeas, I ordered baby bare root ones last fall and they are starting to get a few leaves, but it will be years before I get even 1/4 of those blooms I’m sure (it’s not easy to get a species to grow in the high desert where I live I guess). Everyone should count your hydrangea blessings! I’m just hoping mine will live.

  5. Absolutely gorgeous! I can’t believe the range of colours in those hydrangeas. I wonder if your neighbour is now wishing she had kept her hydrangeas? Sharon B.

  6. Wow, Donna, that is one fabulous-looking hydrangea-filled dresser!! I love how the broken mirror arm with the pots & pails filled with blooms draws the eye…what a beautiful, flowing (almost) ’5′ or ‘S’. Gorgeous! Love all the details.
    Debbie :)