I have posted before that here on Oahu people throw out good stuff that they no longer want instead of taking it to a thrift store or calling one to come and pick up. Well, this past week I found a dresser on the curb. Nothing wrong with it except that it was painted an awful color!! All drawers and handles intact. So I put it in my vehicle and brought it home. Two days later, before I could get the paint I found 2 dressers at another residence. One is antique and has the keyholes to lock the top and bottom drawer (no key though ). It is very weathered/ beaten up looking and although I know some people like that style, I am painting it white for my daughter who has all white furniture. Nothing wrong with it although it has a place where a mirror was once attached and it is gone, but all drawers and handles are fine. I am spray painting the drawer pulls black which i think will look classy against the new white paint. The other dresser is a beautiful solid/ heavy piece. This one does have two broken drawer pulls, but other than that nothing wrong! I will buy drawer pulls and I am putting it in my dining room to use as storage for my linens, tablecloths, place mats, etc. My husband does not understand why I keep bringing stuff home and fixing it up and then selling it or using it. I absolutely love being crafty/ artsy and painting, sewing and fixing up damaged items. Also, 2 weeks ago we had a huge yardsale with almost all found items. We made $280 that day and that was just trying to get rid of stuff and charging way below what we could have. I plan on having another yard sale next month. I may do this along with my crafting as a way to supplement my husband's income.
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3/8/08 at 2:58am