Thursday, July 16, 2009

Now isn't that better?

All of my life I have been a sucker for the outcasts, the damaged and the throwaways. I really don't beleive anything is worthless. A friend of a friend lived in a trailer while he was building his house and when the house was done he was going to burn the trailer. I took it and fixed it up and lived in it for two years while saving my money to buy my 100 year old farmhouse. I've resuced unwanted animals, unwanted clothing, unwanted...well anything. My husband has to sneak broken stuff out the door or I will try to fix it. It's an illness or a gift, depends on how you look at it.

Well one of my FAVORITE things to do is go to estate auctions. Woo hoo, junker's paradise. I bought this dresser this weekend for the grand sum of $1.00. It needed some work.


So I sanded and primed and painted and put on new pulls. All for the grand total of about $20.00 and I got this lovely little dresser to put by my washer and dryer. I love it!



Poor little dresser feels all fancy now!

Smiles from the farm,
Lisa

10 comments:

  1. a dollar??? wow! great find! Love what you've done with it!!!

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  2. I have wondered where you have been, now I know. Wow, look what you did, it's gorgeous. Char

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  3. I see your call in life is to restore furniture...you did an amazing job on that bureau...I would never have guessed it was the same one. How are those goats & chickens???? Hugs, Kathleen

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  4. Oh I love painted furniture too and the black you chose for this piece with the classic drawer pulls...great job and good idea for the laundry room!

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  5. It's nice to give old, unhappy looking furniture a second wind. You did good girl.
    Kelly

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  6. It is quite lovely. Just think how many Peanuts you can store in that thing.

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  7. I can't believe that's the same sad dresser that I helped you load into the truck. Great job!!!

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  8. First time to your blog..just wanted to say hello and wow I love how you turned what was once old and dumpy looking into something anyone would want!!!!!!! Thats awesome!!!!

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  9. Another amazing transformation!!

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