Saturday, May 15, 2010
before and after: aka the huge fight dresser.
so (quite some time ago) i may or may not have purchased a fixer-upper dresser via everyone's favorite interior design source: CRAIGSLIST. i also may or may not have done this on the DOWN LOW (aka the low-down, aka the sneak, aka secretly) and it also may or may not have really steamed brad's peas. for the record, b-rad and i desperately need a new dresser in the master's quarters, and the things i have in mind are 'spensive. although the dresser i purchased is nowhere near what we need, i convinced myself that it was too good a bargain to pass up. i also convinced myself that purchase of said dresser would not really bother brad that much, you know, because it was Cheap Cheaperson and because i'm so crafty and because i see the potential in things that are super ugly. BOY WAS I WRONG ABOUT THAT BRAD PART. but to be fair, i think ol' b-rad totally overreacted and had to admit that, when it was all said and done, i'd really been right all along (just like all the other times) and that my junk dresser was really a gem. brad said that if he knew i was going to resort to tactics such as purchasing furniture from craigslist (aka other people's shit), he would have let me purchase the van dyke dresser i was drooling over earlier. b-rad also said this girly-ass dresser is going in the master bedroom over his dead body, so this lovely, somewhat rickety but extremely adorable dresser now resides in the craft room, aka sugarbear's former work out room. anyway, for your viewing pleasure, here are some before and after shots. i'm not sure you can fully comprehend how hideously ugly this thing was when i bought it, but i'm sure b-rad will be willing to tell you AAAAAAAAAAAALLL about it. i also may or may not have taken approximately six months to re-paint this bitch. in case you can't tell, steve and ginger LOVE the new old piece of shit dresser. they also love craigslist, antique stores, flea markets and garage sales.