Esther 4:14b

"...and who knows whether you have not attained royalty for such a time as this."

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

My Awesome Craigs List Find

I was browsing Craig's List over the weekend to see what people were giving away for free and came across some dressers. Hubby and I went to pick them up on Saturday morning and yesterday I got to work on refinishing the first one.

I forgot to take a picture before I started, but here is a photo after I sanded the drawers and top. I have to finish sanding the drawers in a few spots by hand and the main part of the dresser, but hopefully it will be finished by mid June. I'd say sooner, but hey, I leave on Friday for a week and a half so mid-June would be awesome.

Do you do Craig's List? If so, what treasures have you found? Hubby was very excited that I am enjoying this project so much and he already has pointed out an old sofa he wants me to learn how to recover. Hopefully I can find many more Craig's List deals to furnish the house!

The best "Before" photo I got. The top was nasty, but sanded out really nicely.

The drawers all sanded for the most part.
My new best friend. This hand sander made the job go so fast and much more enjoyable than I thought it was going to be. You can also see evidence of some of the spray painting I did earlier in the day.

The dresser partially sanded. It's going to look awesome once it's distressed white with new hardware. Can't complain about FREE! I love the curve in the front.

1 comment:

  1. Refinishing furniture is HARD WORK! I refinished a coffee table and two side tables a few years ago. You go, girl!


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