Archive for July, 2011

July 12, 2011

This Weekend’s Craigslist Find

by Melissa {The Dominion Project}

Our master bedroom has been in desperate need of a dresser, and I’ve been performing daily craigslist searches for months. Sure, I could have bought a new one and moved our stuff out of plastic tubs a long time ago, but where’s the fun in that?┬áLong story short, my search efforts were finally rewarded this weekend with a $285 find! I just love a good deal.

The dresser had been sitting in this lady’s garage for quite a while (she said it was “like a hundred years old”), so it had just hint of that musty old furniture smell. Since clothes are going inside, I decided to be proactive and air it out immediately. Ethan and I pulled out all the drawers and sunned them in the side yard. Sunlight = mother nature’s disinfectant.

Once the drawers were sufficiently aired and sunned, I brought them in and gave everything a good cleaning. I just love Old English – it can clean and repair just about any wood surface (furniture, wood paneling, your front door…nothing is safe in this house). And bonus – the lemon oil scent makes everything smell lemony fresh. That’s a huge improvement on “musty old garage” scent.

After about 20 minutes of “wax on, wax off” with a couple of soft cloths, I popped the drawers back in and it was as good as new!

So what do you think – was it worth the wait? This is my first craigslist find and I’m just crazy about it. Bargain-hunting can be draining, but it’s absolutely addicting!

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