Erin discovered this diamond in the rough, or actually, dresser on the curb (for fuh-ree!) on trash day. Someone who was too lazy to try and repair the water damage and craptacular paint color tossed this solid wood, dove-tail construction piece to the curb. They did, I note, try to polish that one knob, so I guess they aren’t total bums.
 Erin (NOT a bum, even though she will dig through the neighbors trash) took it home, fixed up the water damaged sides with some beadboard, gave it a fresh coat of paint (mistint, great find!) and has a beautiful new dresser to show for it. More pics on her blog Decor Allure. Thanks Erin!



  1. August 4, 2010 / 3:21 PM

    this is beautiful. wish i had roads that produced free furniture!

  2. August 4, 2010 / 4:41 PM

    Dang, why don’t my neighbors throw solid-wood furniture to the curb? *Sigh*

    Beautiful. Wouldn’t it look great with a mirror placed on top of it or above it?

  3. August 4, 2010 / 4:45 PM

    Ditto…all that seems to get tossed or donated is fake wood.

  4. August 4, 2010 / 5:00 PM

    I’m with the others when it comes to solid wood pieces. The only thing I ever see is junk.

  5. August 4, 2010 / 5:38 PM

    She did a great job! I would have loved to see the beadboard sides too. Diana

  6. August 4, 2010 / 6:46 PM

    This was a great find! It turned out so pretty. Thanks Lindsey for continuing to inspire the rest of us. I can’t wait for the kids to go back to school so I can start projects again!

  7. August 5, 2010 / 5:30 AM

    Wow!! I’m finished with my $7.50 yard sale dresser! Just can’t find my camera to send you a pic! This one is adorable! Good job!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge