I saw this dresser listed on Craig's list on Friday. I took a chance & emailed the seller, "if you still have this dresser on Monday I would love to have it". I knew it would be gone, it was a great price & not too far from me. I would have gotten it that day but it was late afternoon & I try not to do any "work" on the weekends. That is our family time. I try to keep all my errands & furniture wrangling to weekdays only.
I got an email back from the seller showing me close up pictures of the sides where the veneer was missing. "No problem" I sent back, I can deal with that!
I get another email on Sunday from the seller, "what time are you planning on coming? I have a guy interested but I am trying to fight him off waiting on you." What, he has been waiting on me? Awesome! I will be there as soon as I put my daughter on the bus!!
When I pulled up it was sitting on the front porch. Don't you love that? You never know what is going to happen on Craig's list. When I don't have to go into someone's home it really makes me happy! It was bigger than I expected, I was thrilled! We loaded it up & off I went. This was one of those rare pieces that I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. I had to remove the veneer from both sides. It was super easy! Most of it peeled off but I did have to use the iron & a wet t-shirt to remove some of the stubborn parts.
CeCe Caldwell's Alaskan Tundra Green with light aging cream. Perfect for this dresser!
I loved the look of the wood & the top was in pretty good shape so I just sanded & stained.
Lots of distressing on this one. Even thought it will take longer for it to sell, this is my favorite finish. Sometimes you just have to do what you love & know that eventually the right buyer will come along.
I took these pictures in the guest bedroom in the basement that I am still working on. As I was taking this picture I was thinking how good it wood look with the bedding. It pulls the green out. Too bad I had just finished this chest for the room. I will be sad when this one leaves but for now it is happy in my basement!
Measures 41"W x 38"H x 20"D. $325