Tuesday, July 22, 2014

curbside treasure

from this....


to this....


so, i was driving down the road one day when i saw this dresser sitting on the curb with a "free" sign on it.

i figured, with ten people, we could always use another dresser and well...free is free
provided it's not in too terrible of a shape.

we scooped it up and took it home.

i stripped it and sanded it
took all the old ugly hardware off of it
and then painted it black



i bought new hardware for the drawers and a knob for the cabinet.

however, i had a heck of a time finding hinges for the cabinet door.
they were a specific type and they only came in a few colors.

so i ended up buying some chrome spray paint and painted the old ones.


put it together and it came out rather nicely, i think

for a free curbside treasure.


i spent $22 for the hardware and $4 on the spray paint

total cost 26 bucks.

not too shabby, eh?

i think this old thing still has a long life ahead of it....i love how it turned out.



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