Bekah spotted this dresser on Craigslist and saw past the scuffs and marks to the mid century modern potential. After picking it up for a bargain, Bekah and her dad spiffed and shined the piece to its former glory.
I had my previous dresser since I was in college, and it reflected my style and age when I got it. It was more of an antique style and was painted coral pink with gold handles. I'm working, piece by piece, to update all of my furniture to match my style, which I hope one day can be described as "mid-century modern/bohemian." I was so lucky to find this dresser for such a low price!
Luckily, my father helps me with all of my DIY projects. He is incredibly skilled (can you believe he doesn't do this full-time?!) and can fix literally anything. He seemed a little worried about the warped top but was able to take all the boards apart, re-glue them, and put it all back together. After a little sanding and staining, we had the amazing finished product.
Buying from Craigslist is always tricky. In this case, it was especially tricky because I wasn't present when the item was being picked up. I was able to find the same listing the seller had posted on a different site and see different images than what he had on Craigslist. I've also trained my boyfriend in the art of looking for signs of bed bugs, which is something I'm terribly afraid of bringing into my home.
It really turned out better than I had ever hoped. I love the mid-century modern style and how, because of its makeover, the stain really brings out the character of the wood on the top.
Thank you, Bekah!