baby room + dresser

We finished this dresser months ago, and when no one wanted to buy it off Craigslist I decided to keep it for myself! I love the look and the caster wheels give it so much character. So we held on to it with the idea of using it in the baby's room after we found out that I was pregnant.

When Angie moved out and we started to put the babies room together, I started to have second thoughts on the dresser. Which is no surprise, I have the hardest time committing to anything lately. I am such an indecisive person, but add in pregnancy hormones and its nearly impossible to make any type of decision with any lasting commitment. annoying. 

I went on the hunt for another dresser and Craigslist totally pulled through for me! I found the exact style I was looking for, in our price range, and the family selling it lived 5 minutes away! Talk about seriously lucking out.

I of course forgot to take any before pictures of the dresser in all of its polyurethane glory. Jed snapped these on his iPhone while he was working on it. 

Jed was totally impressive and spent his entire Saturday sanding it down and then we stained it together that night. So in practically one afternoon Jed transformed it from a beat up old thing to the perfect dresser for little miss. Pretty great guy.

Dresser: $50 (Craigslist)
Stain: $4.50 (mini wax color special walnut  via Lowes)
Stripper: on hand
Sanding supplies: on hand

Total: $54.50

As for the first dresser we ended up selling it the next weekend to my mother in law! It goes perfectly in her guest bedroom and made it way easier to part with knowing that she liked it so much!

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Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

What a great dresser!! Its generous top will make for a perfect baby changing area too! How exciting when all the details come together. Wishing you a blessed time as you await your precious new baby and a stress-free delivery. :)

Reeves @ The Weathered Door said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I am stopping by from your comment on my blog and am so glad I did. That price is a steal! It is definitely worth more than that especially since you did not paint it! Love it :)

Whitney said...

I love this. You amaze me! I miss you!!

VMG206 said...

I love that dresser! So cool.
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Carissa Rasmussen said...

it looks fab! love mid century dressers

Meredith said...

This turned out great! What a wonderful piece.

Rachel (Lines Across) said...

Wow great find and great makeover! It's perfect for storing lots of baby clothes and things! Thanks for sharing at Monday Funday :)

Rachel Paxton said...

Oh Peggy, this is gorgeous! What a find and what a fabulous makeover. :)

BeColorful said...

I'm surprised it didn't have any takers. This mid century look is so on trend and this piece has great bones. Nicely done and thanks for linking up.

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