I went to the thrift store in search of a mini dresser. I wanted something that would match, but was smaller than my larger dresser. Which I found in my shed a year or two ago, no one claimed it, so it was mine!
I went to the thrift stores near me, and found a few dressers that would work, but they were all about $25 or more! Way too much for what I wanted. Sterling and I decided to go into the yard section of Deseret Industries, and we found this.
It was pretty nasty, but it was only 6 dollars! I was looking for something with 3 drawers too. Once for socks, one for my work out clothes and one for my painting clothes. This was perfect.
First I gave it a bath, then repainted it to an antique white to match my other dresser. I then sanded the edges for a shabby chic look. Sterling was pretty confused when I started sanding the new paint. I had to explain what shabby chic was. boys......
I switched out the knobs for a mismatched look, and it was done!
The whole thing took about an hour to do. (not including waiting for the paint to dry..)
I loved it so much I gave it a hug. I tend to do that. I hug things I like.
Like desks, flowers, and now dressers..
Sterling snagged a picture.
I spent the day today organizing my closet and my dressers.
It looks so good!
The two dressers match almost perfectly.
The larger one had a lot lighter paint then the smaller, so I might need to make a few changes.
I'm so happy I bought this for 6 bucks and spent 5 bucks on knobs and paint.
It's better than I imagined, and I'm proud of the work I did on it.
As I told Sterling when we bought it...
Treasures are hidden in plain sight, but under the mask of hard work.
Sometimes you need to put a little bit of work into things for them to really shine.
This goes with meals, relationships, fashion, art, and home decor.
It's what makes life good.
Not being afraid of a little work.