Some of you might remember this fabulous, very OLD dresser that I picked up from Goodwill several weeks ago for $40 (that’s definitely in my upper spending echalons, but this baby was too charming to pass up!)
I knew I could make some moolah selling it, but in my heart of hearts, I knew I was going to paint it white and keep it for my daughter’s room. A woman came by to purchase the sofa table I did several weeks ago, and asked if I had any dressers. I hesitantly showed her this one, which I hadn’t started yet. She asked if I had any smaller ones. I happily said, “Well, I was hoping to do this dresser for my daughter’s room. Would you like to see the dresser she has in there now?” I showed her the little dresser, and she bought it for $60, as is (I didn’t even have to take a paint brush to it!)
So I got a dresser for in there that I LOVE, it’s bigger,better, more charming, AND I made money on the exchange! Things have worked out in this very fortuitous way for me in other exchanges of items for my home, where practically everything is a twice-loved, second-hand project of some sort. I’m on a constant quest to find the best, most perfect fit for us for the very least amount possible, and upgrade for (at least) free. :) I’ll show you a few more of those upgrades in another post, but right now, here’s the finished dresser, in all her white loveliness:
Here it is with more of the context of her room (I think it’s a perfect fit!):
The dragonfly etched mirror that was above the old dresser was too big to work over the new dresser, so I moved it over a little white desk that’s just to the left of her play kitchen there, so that now works as a little vanity.
I’m sharing this project over at the Yard Sale/Tag Sale Challenge at The CSI Project.