February 6, 2012

estate sale score

I never have trouble walking into an estate sale and finding something I want, but it isn't everyday that I find something I actually NEED. (there's that whole need vs want struggle again).

I ran into this particular estate sale on Sunday afternoon, so it had already been going on for 2 days and the house was majorly picked over. I was so sure I wouldn't find anything that Luke and the girls stayed in the car while I did a quick scout. I was running thru in record time with nothing good to pick up until I walked upstairs and found this.
crooked iphone picture
A dresser for the girls' room has been on my 'hunt list' for a while and this one is perfect. Not only is it already perfectly painted in a non-offensive color (very hard to find if you frequent estate sales), but the drawers open and close as if it was a brand new piece of furniture (a pet peeve of mine), and it had a $100 check from 1973 stuck to the bottom of the top drawer. All of this for the low low price of $70!

The estate sale ladies were so nice they even threw in the mirror above it for free and watched the girls for us while Luke and I trucked it down the winding stairs and out to the car.

I took it home and put it to use right away. I don't even know what to do with all this storage. I'm giddy!

Along with this score, I also managed to get a painting project done and we made headway on another lighting project for the dining room. More on those things later.

Here is to a week of crossing things off the list!


  1. What a great find! I love seeing all the stuff you are doing to your house. Looks great!

  2. Those two little drawers at the top are precious and perfect for little gigirl treasures. Great score -- and no paint necessary. When does that ever happen?

  3. I love those moments..finding something wonderful, that is so unexpected! Glad to find your blog.

  4. i love the curvy detail along the bottom edge and the airiness of the legs that make it feel light and feminine rather than hulking. great find.

  5. Great find! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I LOVE your gallery wall btw! I am your new follower!



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