Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Old Dresser

A few weeks ago, I came across a dresser on Facebook for sale for $160. I was just scrolling along until I saw the picture, then I scrolled right back up to it.  (We have several local area-specific Facebook groups where people can post things for sale.  It's like Craigslist on Facebook, but you know you the item is really close by.  They're definitely worth looking through if you have a group for your area of town.)

Hmmm... solid wood dresser for $160. I think yes.  (Finding it took me back to our furniture-flippin' days!)

Grant picked it up for me (which, evidently, was pretty interesting), and I'm really pleased with it...


Yes, it is living on its side in the garage until I figure out how to fix it up.

I love the carving...



...and the drawer pulls...



Unfortunately, it's not in the best shape...


I thought I would use milk paint on the body and leave the drawers and top natural.  With the damage though, I may need to use something more opaque to camouflage the chips (like latex paint).   Then this beauty is going into the master bedroom to replace our cheap-o dresser.

I'll post pictures once it's all prettified.

Happy Tuesday!
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2 comments :

  1. Buying old pieces is the best way to purchase quality and style. Good luck with your project....keep us posted!

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