Saw then Sit!

Saw then Sit!
Don’t be so quick to pass up that broken-down Goodwill dresser that is missing most of its drawers and seemingly held together with two screws and masking tape.  Unless you are at my Goodwill, because that thing will probably cost $95.  But most reasonable thrift stores should charge something like $7. So take that puppy home, and give it the Julia Treatment: a few cuts and some fresh paint, and wham-bam! You no longer have an ugly busted dresser, you have a new bench!
From Julia at ShoeStringBean.

And here is another uggo dresser that took a ride on the cuteness-carousel.  I love the new finish and handles! This would be right at home in a child’s room, with the butterfly cushions and easy-to-reach drawers, but could be fancied up with a different fabric for a totally sophisticated look too.  From Jenn at Heim-elich, (in German) who made the cushions out of an IKEA children’s mattress cut in half!  Smarty pants. (Or, as the Germans say, smarty hosen).

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  1. January 11, 2012 / 7:35 PM

    Great makeovers! I have an old crib mattress that I have no idea what to do with, now I think I need to find (or make) a bench to put it on.

    So your Goodwill is ridiculous with pricing too? I hardly even go into mine anymore. I support their cause, but I’m not spending $50 on a falling-apart Sauder student desk that I can buy new for $20.

  2. January 11, 2012 / 7:43 PM

    I thought I was the only one with an overpriced Goodwill in my town. Some of their furniture costs as much as brand new pieces. Except brand new pieces don’t smell like pee…

  3. January 11, 2012 / 7:57 PM

    They both look great. The finish and handles On the second one do look fabulous. I feel the same way about goobwill. Sometimes i see items that are way over priced. I say “what?! …..crazies!” at least once everytime i’m there.

  4. January 11, 2012 / 7:58 PM

    This looks great!

  5. January 11, 2012 / 9:06 PM

    WOW! A crib mattress – that’s just genius! As is both these makeovers….

    As for my goodwill, it’s still pretty low and I’M SO GLAD! Mine will also dicker with ya! 🙂

  6. January 11, 2012 / 9:06 PM

    Cute! Thrift stores have gotten so expensive!

  7. January 11, 2012 / 9:37 PM

    Our GW is outrageous also and so has the hospice stores I love what you have created

  8. January 11, 2012 / 9:54 PM

    Thanks for the feature! I tell you what, there is no thrill like seeing your stuff on Better After! My sister thinks I’m a celebrity now!
    Also, I think someone at GoodWill is a blog reader and knows this stuff is practically worth brand new! Dang our creativeness!

  9. January 11, 2012 / 11:24 PM

    Our Goodwills (Houston area) are CRAZY OUTRAGEOUSLY priced now, too! Falling apart junk for $50. I need to stalk the curbsides more often. These makeovers are gorgeous!!

  10. January 12, 2012 / 3:12 AM

    My op shop (opportunity shop)in Australia which is the same as goodwill in USA, want $50 for a picture frame with an ugly pic of ugly swan doing something ugly. I asked why and got told, Well, it looks like it was expensive once. I pointed out it is a mass produced crappy frame. Oh someone will buy it, was their answer.
    I love the makeovers of the chests!

  11. January 13, 2012 / 7:10 AM

    Now both of these are just too cool!

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