Thursday, July 17, 2008

Garage Sale Find

Look what I found at a garage sale a few weeks ago! A solid wood Bassett dresser for $15--I almost felt guilty for convincing them to take $13 for it.
It is so heavy--definitely a lot of wood! I've started sanding it down--it needs a LOT of sanding--and eventually will be painting it black. I'm going to use it as a sofa table in my family room and can't wait to have the extra storage as well as a place to put a lamp. I already bought new silver colored knobs for it.
That's just drawer liner on the inside, but it's pretty cute and matched the knobs the previous owner put on the dresser. I'll be changing the liner out too though. The drawers glide beautifully!

I'm so pleased with this find. I've been stalking Craigslist for months looking for a dresser or table for this spot and haven't had any luck at all. At one point I found a black dresser for $75, but when I showed up at the woman's house, I about keeled over from all the cigarette smoke in there--I was relieved when I found a hole in one of the drawers because there was NO WAY I could have bought that dresser!

I never go garage saling, but opted to go out one Saturday morning a few weeks ago--and found the perfect item at a fantastic price. We need more storage, so this is perfect!


Susie from Bienvenue said...

Girlfriend.... You DID hit the jackpot! Do you know how much you just saved your little self... A bunch I tell ya!!! Goodie you you!! Im smilin'... Susie h~

Rae said...

No way!!! If that's the type of yard sales you have I'm coming to your house early on Saturday!!!!! :)

Kitty Scraps said...

Wowser, what a DEAL! Way to go!

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Thanks--I was pretty pleased, too! :) I have no idea what garage sales here usually have as I hardly ever go--and when I do, I'm never out there first thing in the morning. I think that made a difference.

Still, I thought their pricing was insane. What a steal, right?! Seriously, I think $25 would have been a major deal--and to think they marked it at $15 and didn't even blink when I offered less!!

Shannon said...

What a GREAT find!! You cannot beat that! That will make a wonderful sofa table! If you look back through my posts, I think the one of my living room I linked to the other rooms in my house like the kitchen and bedroom... :)

Jessica said...

I'm so jealous! I live in the same town as you, I go to yard sales almost every week and I've NEVER hit a deal *that* good! :) Congrats on your find!

Anonymous said...

That is a heck of a deal! Can't wait to see it finished.