It’s not everyday that I drive down the road and spot something that I just have to have. However, a few months ago, that happened. I spotted a dresser just sitting by the curb! This wasn’t any dresser, this was in good shape and it just needed a little bit of love. I pulled over and asked this older gentleman if this dresser was for sale… and he told me he put it out as trash. (gasp)
This dresser had been in his family for 40+ years. It was thick, heavy wood and had already been painted the tried and true semi-gloss white. One of the side panels needed to be hammered back on and one of the lower drawers had a small chip, but that was it! Of course, a few of the knobs don’t match but I love that about it.
I couldn’t fit this entire thing in my car so I proceeded to pull out all the drawers and bring them home first, thinking that nobody would take a dresser without drawers.
I walked in the house and asked my husband if he would go back and pick up the larger part while I brought the drawers in.
What a sweet score! I don’t make it a habit to drive around and scout for random trash to turn to treasures but I will happily browse from the car if I spot some good looking things on the side of the road.
Have you scored on some trash that you turned into something awesome? If so, do tell!