Thursday, December 17, 2009

vintage dresser

Tuesday night I was running errands in an area of town I don't usually frequent and on a whim I stopped at a Goodwill and I found this great vintage dresser for $20. This is one of the best ones I have found. It is actually made of wood and the drawers are dovetailed.


I already had a vintage dresser in my boys' room:


but it wasn't large enough to hold all their clothes. This one will find a new home at my Mother-in-laws house.

I love thifting! I am cheap and I love to find a good, quality piece of furniture for minimal money. I love to wade through the crap to find a gem, it's exhilarating to me but you know what I love about thrifting the most? The extra bonuses that you weren't expecting. This time the hidden bonuses were two shoulder pads, one very old unopened pack of shoelaces, one (thankfully unused) panty liner, lots of dust and cobwebs. Talk about score!! Hahaha.


For those of you keeping track this is the fourth vintage dresser I have found in the last 8 months. I have two others that I have had a couple of years. Perhaps I have a problem?

21 comments:

Vintage Dutch Girl said...

Nah, now you just have LOTS of storage option....and how can that be called a bad thing? :)

My2Gs said...

That's way better than my find. We bought a dresser off of Craigslist and inside was a dead mouse! Talk about Ewwwwwwww!

Maryeliz said...

Oh my goodness! It's wonderful looking. And only 20 bucks? I've never been lucky enough to score anything of that quality at our local Salvation Army. Perhaps I should try the Goodwill one town over? Anyway, that's fantastic. Enjoy!

Andi said...

That's so awesome! I love it. I hope I can have that type of luck shopping in Portland. The DI here doesn't have much, especially for furniture.

Erin said...

vintage dutch girl- you are totally right!

My2G's- ick! your find totally trumps mine!

Maryeliz- I find the best stuff in tiny little towns outside Charlotte.

Andi- I am still jealous that you are moving to Portland!!

Steph said...

Me likey. And $20 would have been a great deal even if it needed work-- at least in my neck of the woods. It looks like it's in perfect condition. Merry Christmas to YOU!

Amy said...

I like. Very much!
The tone of the wood looks great with your paint color!
The panty liner thing cracked me up!!:P

Sarah said...

love it. looks great in its new space.

Amanda K said...

I just happened upon your blog and I wanted to leave a little note telling you that I love it! You have so many cute ideas! I love dresser!

Amanda K said...

oops. That should say "I love THE dresser!" I hate when I do that.

jen said...

are you including the vintage dresser you found for me?
and maybe the dresser from your boys room should come live at my house instead of our mother-in-laws...
just saying... :)

Char @ Crap I've Made said...

You go on and use any pictures you need. I can send you better ones, if you like. Thanks for the great gift. My brother and his wife were here today admiring them and she wants to make one as soon as they get home to Pittsburgh.

Jenn Bennett said...

What a great find! If you keep finding these, you can always count on me to take one or two off your hands. :)

Courtney Beck said...

I have to check out Goodwill!!! I've been wanting something similar to that but don't want to pay a lot of money.

Erin said...

Amanda K- welcome, i am glad your here. no worries about the typo. i do that same thing ALL the time!

Jen- yes that is counting yours. i would totally let the dresser live at your house if Michael hadn't offered it to his mom first.

Thanks Char!

Jenn B- I'll keep you in mind next time I find a sweet dresser!

Courtney- Go to the Salvation Army in Monroe- I almost always have success there.

the Lost Earring said...

You seriously have some sort of lucky finds gene. Or a sixth sense for thrifting? Something! What a great find and I cracked up over the, ahem, little bonus surprises :)

abby @ tales and trials said...

great find erin!

Kati- said...

excellent find!!!
I love your blog!

Happy Holidays!

Jaron said...

Holy crap, those dressers are awesome.

Marisa + Julie said...

These vintage dresser posts inspired me to watch craigslist and i found a mid cent. modern dresser of my own and it just so happened to be from a friend of mine, so we're swapping for cookies!
i've also noticed that our salvation army (i'm in savannah) is extremely overpriced ($200+ for a dresser in standard thrift shop shape) but the goodwill is outrageously cheap (i got a new computer monitor for $7!) so Maryeliz, maybe its a nationwide pricing difference??

Cara said...

I have a 6 foot long vintage dresser that I bought at a garage sale 7 years ago. We even changed our plans of how we were building the wall in what was then the guest room so it would fit in the room. Now the room is my sons' room and they use this wonderful dresser that I bought long before they were thought of for $1...yes $1.

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