When I bought this dresser on Craigslist for $50, it was more than I usually spend for something I'm going to fix up and sell. But when I inspected it at home, I fell head over heels for it. The drawers move like butter and it is the most sturdy and well made piece I've worked on!
This guy started school this week, so I was able to bust out this dresser after finally figuring out what to do with it.
His first week of preschool went well and he came home to this in his room!
I obsessed about the hardware on this one. The top drawers measure 3" center to center, but the bottom drawers measure 3 3/4" center to center. The dresser only came with about 75% of the hardware, so I couldn't use that. Buying all new would be pricey...which I didn't mind if we kept the dresser. But when I tried the rope, I just knew it was perfect for a little boy's room. I hope you enjoy this one as much as I do! ~Allison
Read more at http://diyshowoff.com/buttons/#3eeRS7zdaVyde8AQ.99
Oh how I loved this piece the minute I saw it. For $10, I couldn't pass it up even though it had some height challenges. Picture this without legs...it came up to my mid thigh.
It also came with one side missing trim on the bottom and try as I might, I couldn't find a similar piece. So my father-in-law went to a local lumber yard and found something that would work well. He cut the pieces so that I could attach them with brads and glue.
I added 9" legs from Home Depot. Strangely enough, this piece already had the leg plate attachments, so at one point, this had legs original legs. I know I do two toned pieces a lot. Here's why: when there is actually something good left on these old pieces that have been mistreated, I want to preserve what is there. There are not many companies that make furniture like they use to. So here's my latest two-tone piece:
Now it comes up to my waist...perfect buffet height! ~Allison
Over the course of the past 6 months, I've become obsessed with finding thrifty treasures at Goodwill, garage sales, estate sales.....even a curbside every now and then. I have become so inspired by other bloggers, that I decided to start my own blog. I hope to inspire readers like you to get out there, get your thrift on and rehab some furniture of your own! Happy painting!