Thursday, June 27, 2013

What a dresser made me do

Few days ago I found this dresser on Craigslist for $10.
It is the perfect size for what I need, 
and for $10, 

I knew I could totally make it fit somewhere in the house.
Also, because of the low price, 
I thought that maybe this was not a great piece of furniture...wrong.
This is solid wood, in great shape and clean.
So after we brought it upstairs, I decided against painting it.
I love the statement it makes.

We moved out of the bedroom two tall bookcases, and placed the dresser there instead.
Then I moved the gallery wall from the girls previous bedroom into this one.

The frames were mostly from the $tree, and I had spray painted all of them white.
I also added a little white bench and mirror from another room, and my pillow that I made out of dropcloth scrap pieces.
Hula hoop canopy project here

The girls were so excited to have a 
new room, and helped me transfer all their clothes into the new dresser.

And that's what my $10 dresser made me do last weekend.

Stay Frugal,

17 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Great find, the dresser is wonderful. I love it. Hugs, Marty

Libby said...

That's a really nice piece of furniture. Total score!

Lena said...

What a score! I think, you found a perfect spot for it. I like your picture wall too!

Kelly said...

That is a nice dresser. With it being sort of old modern it gives the room a touch of mod style mixed with the hot pink in the room. I really like it! All of the white you have everywhere offsets the wood well and softens the room to give it a feminine vibe.

Tanya Runkle said...

What a great deal Dani!! I love everything you have done and the dresser looks so pretty there :)

xo, Tanya

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Daniela,
You got lucky for finding a solid wood beauty like this and smart for not painting it. Solid wood has its own charm in the grain.
Also clever for spray painting all those frames for making such a 'picture-perfect' wall.
Hugs to you,
Mariette

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Totally a great find! I like the look of the wood with the white of the other things :)

Marissa said...

$10 dollars WOW- That my friend is big score!!! love it!!! looks like it came from restoration hardware... looks just wonderful!

Revi said...

Wonderful piece at a wonderful price! I wouldn't paint it either, and I paint everything! :)

Something Nice and Pretty said...

What a great price on that piece, love how you didn't paint it:]

livingsimplyfree said...

Daniela, that is one gorgeous dresser and for $10 what a,steal. I love the room created around this one item.

Amy of While Wearing Heels said...

Wow. $10. Lucky! That's a beautiful dresser. And, I can't believe that those frame are from the dollar store.

NanaDiana said...

What a great find for $10 and you have the perfect spot for it. I would not paint it either...not this one anyway- Good for you- xo Diana

Okio B Designs said...

What a bargain! I haven't used Craigslist to furniture before but now you've got me wondering what I'm missing out on!

Jeanine

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

That is a great piece and at such a good price. The wood tone looks nice in the room too.

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

What a great buy! That is my kind of dresser. I love that style and I find that they can command a greater price unpainted. So later if you get rid of it, you might be able to make a buck. Looks like your dresser led you in the right direction.
Liz

Joselyn @ The DIY Spot said...

That's a nice dresser and so glad you decided not to paint it. Looks great!