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New Additions Part 2 - The Antique Dresser

Aside from our new ottoman, we also have another new piece of furniture in our living room.  I found this dresser on Craigslist and stalked it for a couple of weeks.  At first, the seller wanted $150 for it, and then it was re-listed about a week later for $120.  I saw it disappear after that and thought for sure I'd missed out.  But much to my excitement, it reappeared a few days later at an even lower price of $100!  For an oak antique dresser circa (1890-1910) in great condition, I knew that was a steal!

I immediately contacted the seller and set up a time to pick it up.  After a little maneuvering, the seller and I managed to get it into my tiny two-door car and secured the trunk with some string to keep the hatchback down.   I'm sure I was a sight to see on my drive home.  Luckily, the trip didn't require me to get on any major highways, and my new baby and I made it home all in one piece.  And I have to say, it was all so worth it.

It functions wonderfully as our "entry" table.

I love the character and detail in the woodwork and still can't believe what good shape it is in for being over 100 years old.


What once was an empty space is now a nice little area to feature some of our favorite family photos and wedding book.  It definitely is the perfect fit to the void that was before.

I've seen many pieces similar to this one Pinterest and a lot of them have been painted and distressed.  But the finish on this one was so beautiful that I couldn't even think about altering it.

If this piece doesn't function well in the entry of our next home, it will definitely be used elsewhere.  I think it would be great in a nursery or possibly in a bathroom in place of a vanity.  No matter how I look at it, I just feel like I really lucked out in finding it.  I love you, Craigslist!

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