On Sunday afternoon I came across a listing for a dresser that I loved, it was more of a chest actually. Tall with 4 drawers, decent shape and beautiful lines...sort of an antique style and the $25 price was right up my ally. I waited until Monday morning to send an email, (since a lot of craigslist business goes on over the weekend), I tried not to get my hopes up and waited to see if it was still for sale. I hit send and waited...about 2 hours later I had a one word reply: Yes. Woohoo, let the happy dance begin....but I now I needed to talk this person into holding it for me until Saturday. After a little back and forth the seller agreed. 5 days later Lance and I pulled up with a Uhaul trailer attached to the back of our SUV, Lance used his supreme deal making skills, handed over an Andrew Jackson ($20) and we were on our merry way with this girl:
The gold handles and knobs weren't cutting it anymore, so I took a can of $1 spray paint and gave them a little makeover. I may change them out later but this works for now. The top was a different material, kind of a slick, lacquer so I didn't plan to paint it. I gave it a scrubbing and left it white. I love how it turned out, although I may add a bit of flair and paint the trim black, this area to give it a bit more character. Thoughts???
I'll let you know how it turns out if I go that route. All in all, I think my $20 dresser looks like a million bucks. Ok, maybe not a million but a good $999,999...here is another looksy:
Here is the budget breakdown:
Paint - $11
Spray Paint - $1
Grand Total: $32 for a pretty snazzy dresser that really set the stage for the room re-do!