One night while perusing Craigslist I came upon an ad for two tables and a chair. I didn’t really need anything, but since I shop by dollar amount and the price was <$100, I took a looksie. I think there was something lost in translation, because when I opened the posting the pictures showed an end table, a small desk and this chest.
After a number of back & forth negotiation emails, the seller and I agreed upon $50 total for the chest and desk (which will debut sometime in the future) so let’s just say I got this bad boy for twenty. five. bones. Booyah!
Picking up the darn things was a harrowing experience that involved: many texts, talking to the seller’s brother, waiting for the seller’s brother’s wife to answer the door, us leaving and going back, the wife waking up and opening up the garage door (still in her jammies [at 7 p.m.]), getting a banana’s foster shake from Culver’s (I needed something after all that!) The thought that someone posted sweet, sweet outdated furniture online as a scam to murder me did cross my mind a time or two. I need to stop watching crime dramas.
Anywho, we got the pieces home and after priming and trying three different whites here she is in all her glossy glory. The fabric is Dwell Studio Bella Porte Twilight from fabric.com. I also spray painted the hardware Rustoleum oil-rubbed bronze. Here is the sassy after!
The chest is cedar lined, which I didn’t realize until I had it home. Bonus! Now all of our blankets will… smell like cedar?
Here’s the official before and after!