Wednesday, September 14, 2011


I really love hunting for a good bargain, so I do quite a bit of thrift-store browsing. I've gotten some of my all-time favorite pieces of clothing - like my gray pencil skirt, my other gray pencil skirt, my black pencil skirt, my navy pencil skirt (anyone else sensing a pattern?) - at thrift stores. 

Sadly, the one thrift store here in town is a bust when it comes to clothes. Everything is from WalMart or Dress Barn. But, I've found quite a few good household items, including 2 shelves, tons of picture frames (I'm in the process of putting together a gallery wall that is 100% upcycled or thrifted), and today, this dresser:

I was far too lazy (read: it was too cold in the garage) to put the drawers back in for the picture

I've been in the market for a new dresser for Libby since the movers broke both of hers. Do you know how hard it is to find a dresser that is sturdy and inexpensive? The cheapest solid wood dressers I could find started at about $600. And let me tell you what, I am not going to spend $600 on a dresser that is going to get covered in crayon in about 2 seconds. But all those darn particle board dressers (even the nicer ones) end up being flimsy and take about a million years to assemble. This baby is 100% solid wood, came already assembled, and only cost $15. I can live with that.

Now...I have to find out what sort of hardware to install that will prevent the drawers from being pulled all the way out (and onto Libby's feet). And maybe think about painting/staining it to match her crib. 


  1. ooooo! I'm excited to see your wall. Dressers are expensive. I'm always looking on KSL, but unless you look within seconds of it posting then it's already gone. The Thrifty people in this state.

  2. Wow, that is a bargain. And Ps - I love pencil skirts too. If you find a good white one, let me know. ;)