Over at Crafty in Crosby, Jeanette had been searching high and low for just the right size piece of furniture that she could use for extra storage in her home. Her search turned up nothing….until the neighbors put out this old chest of drawers (without any drawers) on trash day. “It didn’t have any drawers and several of the supports were loose, but it had a beautiful curving apron and was the perfect size for our little loft upstairs,” says Jeanette.
“This bedroom set was in my daughter’s room until a couple of years ago, when we moved it into our master bedroom,” Jann explains at Newton Custom Interiors. Although this was a very well-made, sturdy dresser, the top had sustained some water damage at some point, and then there was the faux wicker on those upper drawers….things being what they were, Jann decided it was time to update this dresser.
When Gail of My Repurposed Life spotted this waterfall dresser, it’s former owner was just about to break it apart and toss it in the dumpster. It was in really bad shape, having been stored for years in a damp shed.
This nightstand was sitting unused and falling apart in Sharon’s home, she explains at her blog, Mrs. Hines Class. “I wasn’t sure what to do with it and didn’t want to get rid of it since it’s a part of my parent’s bedroom suite from my childhood home.” So it had been moving around to different rooms, waiting for Sharon to figure out what to do with it.
“My husband originally painted this dresser over 5 years ago to go in our son’s room before he was born, explains Stephanie at Crafting in the Rain. “We recently got him a new dresser, and I got to try something fun a girly on this one.”
This dresser, a family heirloom, used to live at Jamie’s house, she tells us at So Much Better With Age. But when her mother-in-law got worried that Jamie might paint it, it was sent to live at another family member’s house. There, it didn’t get painted….but it did get left outside on a patio. By the time she spotted it and rescued it, Jamie had a mess on her hands.
When Ashley of The Handmade Home got the two nightstands she’d ordered from an online retailer, they had been heavily damaged in shipping. Luckily, the online retailer came through in a big way and refunded the purchase. Ashley was left with two damaged, but free pieces of furniture!