The story goes a little something like this : Girl enters thrift store. Girl sees weird chotchkes. Girl sees beat-up dresser. Six dollars later, girl owns beat-up dresser. The end.
So after a little sticker-removal & cleaning, I put it by our back door. I also decided to hang my mirrors-turned-window-panes above it for a little height. The drawers need a little reinforcement still…but I think that they are definitely strong enough for random outdoor stuff like sunscreen, Will’s hats and our umbrellas. My favorite part is the details. The molding details on the sides were a nice surprise…as was the planked top and the beading on the drawer fronts. I even liked the little knobs (although one of them is broken) but obviously you can see they weren’t original (there are more holes drilled in the drawers for longer hardware).
The very best part is the fact that it is so beat up. It’s like the Sean Connery of dressers. Quality with it’s dove-tailed drawers and solid wood and totally sexy with the accents…and has aged well but isn’t all cleancutMrHairlessChest, if you know what I mean. And I think you do.
Let me just remind you how much I hate the toothpaste colored walls. I HATE it. I abhor it. It’s not my style. It doesn’t go with the hideous tan trim color. It is dirty. And it’s very seasonally specific. Pray for me as I deal with it on an every day basis. Pray hard.
On top of the dresser I threw some random stuff…like the little brass Goodwill letter holder. I love it’s simple wood handles. I also had a Goodwill leaf plate that is perfect for our keys. But the real star of the show is our big ole glass jug…which took a lot of brainpower to convert into a change jar.
I’m saving up for Lasik 🙂 and bacon mouthwash.
The other side was a perfect spot for our Bowers Mints tin. A few years ago I started collecting Bowers candy tins and my collection is up to three.
Have you guys scored an old piece lately from thrift store/goodwill/yard sales that cost next to nothing? Did you jazz it up or leave it as-is?