That’s how bad we needed a new dresser. Not to mention 2 new dressers. But before you begin judging our furniture hoarding, let the story unfold a bit.
Last Saturday Amber and I were embracing each other romantically, the same way we always do (opposite sides of the couch, laptops open, dvr on). When suddenly Amber became ablaze with passion.
No friend, it was not for me, rather for a set of Mid Century Dressers she saw on craigslist.
And the price was a steal at $150 for both. Amber emailed the owner to see if he still had them. He said he did, but a lady was coming to get them.
We told him we could come get them immediately if it falls through. So we waited (mainly watched TV and surfed the interwebs, you know, our romantic embrace) and figured we’d missed out. He called us about an hour later and said the lady couldn’t pick up both pieces that night, and he was ready for all the emails to stop. Since we told him we could get them immediately, he figured we were the ones to contact first. We told him we were on our way (crossing our fingers that we could get both in the back of our Volvo).
It was 9:30 at night when I set off to Flower Mound (about a 40 min drive). I got there and we started to load up. We got them in our car, but we couldn’t close the back, so we tied it shut. I just drove slow on the way home. It wasn’t the classiest scene I assure you (backseat packed with dressers and the trunk tied with a rope), but it got the job done.
Here’s is what they looked like when we got them home:
This is the piece we were mainly interested in. It’s only 60″ wide, so not as wide as we wanted for our buffet, but it will work until we find a longer one. When we do, we’re thinking this will become the dresser for the next nursery (hope the next kid likes mid century modern furniture).
This bad boy we don’t have many plans for yet. We could probably turn it around and sell it for what we paid for both (probably more, but that’s bad craigslist karma). And we might, but we’re going to hold onto it for a while and see if we can find a use for it (office storage maybe?).
Both pieces need to be restored. They are very roughed up. The shell and drawer faces are both veneer, which is a bit tricky (and slightly odd because the drawers are solid wood). Amber has started the process on the top one and we can’t want to see what it’ll look like when it’s done.