After yesterday's failed attempt at the Habitat for humanity, where apparently you need to be waiting in line for when they open (I went about half hour after they opened and there were at least 50 people there, compared to the 0 people that are there in TC when I go). I was discouraged because in TC, the Restore is a goldmine. Here, not so much, or maybe only when they first open and you're a vulture.
So, I decided to hunker down and be a garage saler, which previously in my life I have not particularly done. I even bought the newspaper so I could circle the garage sales and map them all over Rochester. I ended up going to five.....That happened to be spread out all over town. I came home with some scores, and spent about $15 overall (not including gas of course). Two small trinkets, but the big score was a DRESSER. It was $10. Which is more than I wanted it to be, but whatever, I'll take it. It was a weird wood color (see below). Kind of stripey. But I had an idea. So I painted it antique white. Was going to leave the top a dark stained wood, but I was 1) too poor to buy polyurethane, 2) too lazy to buy polyurethane, 3) didn't want it to take as much time as poly takes....so...I compromised for the grey solid top. I covered the inside with pretty shelf paper. NON ADHESIVE. Do not put adhesives in your dresser drawers. Someone twenty years from now will hate you.
Second I got a little small white basic shelf for the bathroom ($2) because I don't have a lot of storage in there (no pic, imagine a basic walmart shelving unit that is three feet tall enclosed). And I got a rolley cart ($.50) which I decided to cover in shelf paper and make it prettier and stick it in the laundry room to hold my laundry stuff. It will probably hold my paints and varnishes too at some point just because it is so large....
Ok. Here are the pics.
What do you think?
M3 at Mayo Clinic School of Medicine