95¢ Dresser

Yes, you read that right. That is how much I paid for this gem of a dresser. I found it at a local thrift store, it was unloved and a bit beat up. I think the main reason it was so cheap was that the drawers wouldn’t close right, but I figured we could deal with that later.

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It had great bones and I knew exactly how I wanted to update it. My plan was to sand all the paint off the outside section and stain that brown, while leaving the drawers white. That way the gold hardware would really pop (because I love gold). Well, my plan didn’t work. We started sanding the outside (by we, I mean my husband), and we sanded, and sanded, and sanded, and sanded some more (great job husband). There was no wood to be found, nothing worth staining anyway. So, change of plans. I decided to switch the outside to white and make the drawers brown. Once we started sanding the drawers, we could see the lovely grain coming through. It was looking good. Then we stained and sealed the drawers. We also sanded the hardware and the legs and repainted those in a fresh coat of gold. Below is the finished product. I think this is one of my favorite pieces of furniture.

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As you can see, I decorated it with even more gold. Because gold hardware just isn’t enough. Oh, and my husband was able to fix the drawers so they actually close! Very exciting!

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Not a bad deal, eh?

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Feeling Thrify

If there was an award for cheesiest titles to a blog post, I’d probably win. And I would be ecstatic, I might even cry fake tears of joy.

Anyway, on to the real reason of my post…I went to the Thrift Store on Monday and got some great finds that I had to share.

A chair. Isn’t it amazing. But wait, it gets even better. There was not only one, not only two, but THREE chairs that came together! THREE! I am sitting in one of them right now.

And, I also scored this blazer!

I got all these things (three chairs and a blazer) for under $20! I know, right? Amazing. It made my week.

Can I just tell you that it is very hard to take pictures of oneself. It was no easy task. I guess I could have asked someone to take it for me, but that’s no fun.

What do you think of the necklace I am wearing. I love it, but I have gotten  an array of responses. For example, when I bought it and showed it to my roommate, she told me I was crazy. So instantly, I liked it even better. Many others have told me they liked it. And you? Would you wear something like that?

// photos by Alyse Moyer //