Craigslist—“1 very old dresser, falling apart. A good project for someone to put back together. $20”
I thought it would be a fun project and negotiated $10 because the listing was so old now.
I found my way out to his country farm to pick it up. It had been stored in a pole shed/barn. It was ROUGH. And an animal had peed in it. O.M.G.
Did I say ROUGH? I thought I’d die from the smell getting it home.
This was all the end of June. It’s been parked on the driveway this whole time. In the sun. In the rain. Constantly getting “aired” out.
It STILL stinks.
HowE V E R. . . .it now has this aMAZing crackled finish! AND authentic glass knobs!
I decided to just DEconstruct the whole piece—there is NO WAY I’m putting this stinky thing back together. And WHO would buy it? Yikes!