Dressers on the Brain

July 30, 2014 | Furniture, Projects

I always get these grand plans for how much I will get accomplished in between flips, yet it always ends up that I play catch-up, organize, clean, then wonder where all my time went for DIY or home projects.  I won’t bore you with my to do list- mainly because looking at it will stress me out.  Vacations are great, but I’m pretty sure to do lists double when they see “vacation” on the calendar.

I’m lucky enough to have a Hubby who works for a big travel company.  Wine tour through Bordeaux?  Ok, if you insist.  The only bad part is that I’m scrambling to get stuff set before we leave.  I would rather not be trying to buy one house and sell another with limited wifi 3500 miles away.  I can’t be the only one that finds the lead up to a vacation very stressful.  Assuming I don’t drive myself completely crazy in the next few days, next week posts might be looking a bit more European and influenced by wine.

As you can probably guess by the post’s title, in addition to scrambling for vacation, I’ve got dressers on the brain.  In the midst of buying and selling houses, I’m also apparently buying and selling dressers.  I feel like the Oprah of dressers- You get a dresser, you get a dresser, YOU get a dresser!  Everybody gets a dresser!

Ok, maybe not everybody… just Hubby and Me, whoever buys our old dresser on craigslist, and our future niece.

dramatic gray bedroom via year of serendipity

This large black dresser that matches the entire bedroom set is on it’s way out- fast.  After having it on craigslist for only a few hours, a buyer has checked it out and given me 1/2 the money until he can come back tomorrow and move it.  Why am I selling it??  If you follow me on social media, you may have an inkling.

mid century estate sale dresser via year of serendipity

A week and a half ago I picked up this guy for a whopping $60.  I love estate sales.  Since it was the second day, everything was 50% off, making this $75.  Still a deal at $75, but I ALWAYS ask if they can do any better and BAM $60.  Aside from one broken pull, this dresser is in amazing condition.  Like better-than-the-condition-of-the-dresser-that-I’m-replacing-and-50-years-older amazing condition.  Luckily I noticed the broken pull before taking it home and asked if the sellers minded me taking an unbroken one from the unsold matching night stand.  You don’t get what you don’t ask for!  So for a week and a half, although the drawers have made it up the stairs, this has been the view from the couch in the living room.

living-room-dresser

These are the times where a garage would come in really handy.  The new dresser doesn’t fit in the bedroom until we clear out the old one.  Tomorrow, pretty new dresser.  Tomorrow! I can’t wait.  This dresser’s so much prettier in person.  The cat’s agree.

charlie-dresser

Gratuitous cat shot? sure, but just take a gander at that dresser leg and the faceted detail!

I’m also heading out this afternoon to go and pick up a dresser for my future niece.  After Monday’s post, I decided on one of the 3 options:

rounded craigslist dresser

The shape mesmerizes me.  It’ll be fun and girly without being cutesy or too girly.  Fingers crossed that it only needs a new paint job!

After this week, I think I’m going to put an embargo on moving any more dressers.

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