Thursday, July 7, 2011

One little, two little, three little, dressers

The other night I was reading in bed and I got a text on my phone from my friend, Mitzi. She said, “my sister-in-law is buying your white dresser at Stars.” So of course I had to call her and squeal, I mean, get the scoop. Don’t remember if I even posted about this dresser, but it’s a cutie.

Here it is.


I love this dresser. Can’t find the before picture, but trust me, this is a great improvement. Mitzi’s sis-in-law is furnishing a condo nearby and I’m hoping she will love this dresser as much as I do.


This pink dresser, which you can barely see, recently sold at Monticello. So, with the sale of the white dresser above, I was all out of dressers. None even in the before makeover stage. Dressers are good sellers for me. For one thing, I love dressers so I tend to buy them when I see them and I really try to only buy the cute older ones with lots of character. So, the next day after Mitzi’s text, I did what any good junker would do. I checked out craigslist for dressers and was lucky enough to find one that looked interesting. Unfortunately it was in Vancouver which is not exactly in close proximity to where I live, but it had been awhile since I had been up that way so I decided to go for it and fortunately the seller responded quickly and we set up a time to view the dresser. I grabbed my number one girl with the promise of thrift stores stops in Vancouver since we were going to be up there anyway. So, without further ado, here is the craigslist dresser.


I toyed with the idea of painting it, but the wood was so nice (after a little sanding and some Briwax, even better) that I couldn’t bring myself to paint it. I put the glass knobs on it. It had some mis-matched wood ones when I got it, but I like these better. What you can’t see is that this dresser has some adorable brackets and a cute oval mirror. It will be heading over to my Stars booth tomorrow.

After picking up the dresser, we then ventured out to find some thrift stores. Here’s what I found at the first one we stopped at.


Cute, right? Ignore the folded up car seat. I ran out of time yesterday and had to shove it into my garage which is getting pretty full with some great stuff that I’ll share some other day. This dresser needs a little attention. Some paint and new knobs and it will be adorable.

So, my car was getting kind of full with the two dresser’s in it. I picked up a few miscellaneous smalls at another thrift store and then we stopped at the Goodwill Outlet in Vancouver/Battleground and I found this.


Aint she sweet? She has a few issues, but nothing I can’t work out. Look at these great appliques.



It was love at first sight. My daughter couldn’t believe I found three dressers in a matter of a couple hours. I wasn’t surprised as I have a tendency of finding like items all on the same day. I do however, feel so lucky to have found these three dressers. It was definitely worth the trip. I was so excited I sent a text to Mitzi that said something like, “I just found three awesome dressers and one is so cute it hurts.” My daughter thought I was nuts, but I knew Mitzi would get it.

It’s going to be another lovely day here in the PNW. I’ll be painting later, but now I promised my #1 boy I would take him to practice driving. Have a great one wherever you are!


The Smith Hotel said...

Great finds! It seems to happen to me like that too-I found 3 dressers on the same day and last Saturday I found 3 iron beds(I have never found them before and that day they were jumping in my car)!

Cheryl said...

You find the best-est stuff girlie!

Our Back Porch said...

Wow! Three dressers in a day! That's great work! Can't wait to see what you do with them. That last one is just precious!

Waving from Our Back Porch,

Faye said...

What great dressers! I still kick myself 2 years later for passing up a very nice dresser for $20! Never again. I have the same dresser...I think...the 2nd one on your post, and I can't wait to see what you do with it. It belonged to my grandfather. I painted mine a dark turquoise green but am not happy with it....Love your blog!

kluless said...

The dresser-picking gods were smiling down on you! I love that last one with the appliques and the turned legs - a beauty!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Wow Lisa, did you luck out or what!
The dressers in my bedroom has the wheels on them too. I want to paint them white, but hubby wants his the way it is. lol


melanie said...

dressers! so very cute...great job hunting!! hope to see you at STARS this weekend!

Paula Parrish said...

That last dress that you found is just the BEST. So cute with it’s decorative scrolls. Great finds~ SCORE.
Smiles, Paula

Maison Douce said...

Hail to the queen of dressers!!! My, oh, my!!! Love the appliques on the last one, so very sweet!

Elyse said...

nicely done on the dressers!!! the 2 you plan to re-do have great possibilities. this post is making me want to find dressers and paint them!


happy weekend ~


Pat said...

All three dressers are winners in my book...I especially love the last one. I'm sure they will be gone in a heartbeat. Would love to live in your area.....such a great place to find lovely old things. pat