Can I be honest? Sometimes I just don’t feel like crafting or DIY’ing or repurposing.
Sometimes I just feel like buying.
But when I realized that what would help our closet feel less like it was going to burst at the seams would be rearranging some things in our bedroom and adding a large dresser, I had every intention of finding an old dressser and giving it a facelift. Honestly I did!
But after visiting every second hand/consignment/thrift store in town I just couldn’t find the right size, the right shape or the right style dresser anywhere.
So I expanded my search to Craigslist and lo and behold, there it was.
The perfect dresser.
And the best part of all. It was already done!
Someone else had lovingly given it new life and not only was it the best price I had seen anywhere (even among the pieces I was going to have to makeover) she was even willing to deliver it to our house.
All we had to do was click to pay and haul it upstairs to the master bedroom.
Oh how I love it so.
I think not having to paint or stain it made it even prettier in my eyes.
(paint color is Aubusson Blue by A.S. Chalk Paint)
It has a wonderful mix of hardware that is original to the dresser with newer hardware on the top drawers.
The young gal who sold it to us is just starting her own business repurposing and selling furniture. She’s pursuing her creative dreams and as we chatted in the driveway I could feel her passion and eagerness for this season in her life.
It was infectious.
It reminded me of my own passions. My own eagerness.
And it made me so happy to know that by buying this dresser we were helping her on her journey.
Of course, it also made me happy that SHE was the one who painted it! 😉
P.S. While we are on the subject of supporting those who are pursuing their passions you absolutely have to check out the darling Farmhouse Collection store on Etsy! You will find so many amazing signs for your home and I’m thinking this one just might need to come to MY home!
AND there’s still time to enter to win the $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway from Pepperidge Farm® Milano® Cookies!