I love that I get to show you something pretty for the upstairs bedroom at the Mountain Cottage. Y'all know I love Craigslist and scour the furniture and antiques section several times a week. One of the furniture pieces I've been looking for is a low, wide dresser with rectangular lines in the drawers.
Well, a while ago, I found such a gorgeous dresser and it was perfect.
It was in perfect condition and the finishes were perfect and I didn't have to do a thing to it. Yup. Zip. Zero. Nada.
I wanted a dresser with a stained wood top. Check!
It had to be 60-66 inches wide to fit in the space.
This one was 65 1/2". Check!
The dresser was very sturdy (and heavy) and made by a good furniture manufacturer.
This space is where my grandmother's French chair will go if I ever have it recovered and after I refinish the wood.
The hardware on the dresser is perfect and is original to the piece. I LOVE the rectangular lines on the drawers. The paint finish is actually a very, very light gray, but it looks white to me, which is what I was looking for. It was a little more than I wanted to pay at $375, but I didn't have to do a thing to it, so it was worth the price.
I found the dresser after scouring Craigslist for months. There it finally was! It was being offered for sale at a little resale shop nearby, so I called them right away and told them to hold it for me for 1 hour. Good thing I was all dressed and ready to go.
It sat in our living room at home for several months because it was so heavy that I couldn't help Mr. DIY lift it to put it into the car and couldn't help him take it out of the car and up the stairs at the mountain cottage.
Our daughter's boyfriend helped Mr. DIY put it into the van and Mr. DIY's friend who came up to help him build the woodshed one Saturday helped him take it out of the van and bring it up the stairs.
Many thanks to them both!
Here it is in all it's glory!
Isn't it beautiful?
I think it's my favorite Craiglist find!
Do you stalk Craigslist like I do?
Do you have a favorite Craigslist find???
Let me know what it is in the comments below.