It will probably be a while before I do another project nursery post BUT I was too excited about this score to wait any longer!
I knew I wanted to find a dresser that I could re-purpose opposed to buying a brand new one for the nursery. After checking Craigslist diligently, I scored this baby!
Um, a solid wood Broyhill dresser with a mirror for $150?! SOLD.
After looking for a dresser for the nursery on every possible site I could think of, I was quite disappointed that I couldn’t find anything that I even liked a little bit. Why is furniture made without any regard to quality nowadays?! You’ve probably heard me ramble on about this before, but I just refuse to buy furniture, new or used, that is not solid wood. I don’t want veneer or MDF or compressed wood – I want solid, quality, last FOREVER and a day furniture. I did find this dresser on Wayfair…
It is solid pine, which is a soft wood (at least it’s wood), but it’s almost $230! I mean… it’s nice and I could use the top for a changing table because I don’t plan on getting a changing table, but $230 for FOUR drawers?! Sigh. Am I over thinking this?
Did I ever mention that this nursery project is on a budget? Well, it is. That being said, I didn’t really want to spend more than $200 for a dresser, but the lower the better. So, I started looking on Craigslist and found a bunch of dressers at that price point that I could totally re-purpose. I had a bunch picked out and missed out on them because I took too long to inquire. WELL, when I stumbled upon the Broyhill dresser my jaw dropped! BUT it was priced at $250 and was an hour away. BUMMER. I didn’t want to insult the sellers by any means, but I shot them an email and asked if they would accept $150. They said that was too low and I said, “Okay, I understand. Please let me know if you change your mind.” A week later they emailed me back and told me that if I came and got it that weekend they would accept my offer. YAY! So Saturday morning Hubs and I drove an hour away to snatch this baby up!
Fast forward to getting it home and boy.was.it.dirty. =\ There was pet hair all over it, under it, in the drawers… it was pretty yucky. Nothing a shop vac and some good elbow grease couldn’t fix though! I mean… look at the size of this thing! Look at all that storage space! The cabinet door on the bottom actually has two smaller drawers in it as well.
I took the vacuum to it and used some Murphy’s Oil Wood Soap* (that my wonderful neighbor let me borrow) to scrub it down and WA-LA!
I’m not actually 100% sold on the mirror yet, but I’ll see how that looks once we get it upstairs in the nursery.
Is this a total score or what!?
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