Ugly, But I 'Think' I See Something

beth0301November 14, 2011

I came upon this dresser on craigslist. It's, ugh, not my taste. It's dated and has those country/70's-80's wheat waterbed embossings, just not at all something I'd normally even give a second look to.

But, for some reason, here I am. I'm wondering if the wheat couldn't be filled in with putty and sanded smooth. I'm wondering if the whole piece couldn't be crackle painted and new hardware put on.

http://i413.photobucket.com/albums/pp211/beth0301_01/Ebay/ugly.jpg

I'm wondering if it couldn't become a newly single lady's dresser, makeup & hair fixing stand (I see hot rollers and makeup and such being easily & quickly shoved back behind those doors)

Does anyone else see this being cute with a few changes or am I just sleep deprived and desperate for a cheap project piece?

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nmgirl

Nice piece, wish I'd found it. I need more cabinets/storage in my kitchen and this would be perfect. The wheat motif would fit in too. Wheat, bread, food,...
Personally I wouldn't try to cover the motif, I think it would stick out like a sore thumb. Crackle painting would minimize it but yet the motif would offer relief from the "crackle". A little of that goes a long way with me.
The hair salon I use has old dressers and vanities for all the work and display stations. It works well and gives a nice feel to the place.
Good luck and let us know what you decide to do!

    Bookmark   November 14, 2011 at 9:36AM
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beth0301

I decided to go with another piece, though this one does have appeal in a weird way.

Hopefully someone will snatch it up .... it's a bargain at $20

    Bookmark   November 14, 2011 at 8:49PM
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concretenprimroses

I think it would be wonderful with paint and new knobs.

I can see where it would be good as is in someone's kitchen too.

$20! I have to pay more attention to craigs list.
Real wood furniture is the best, and it sure is expensive new nowadays.

Kathy

    Bookmark   November 15, 2011 at 7:24AM
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dogday

i too, was thinking it'd look great with a fun paint job and new knobs/handles.
i was also wondering if the 2 front cupboards (the boxes w/the wheat motifs on it)could be cut off.
i would definitely find something to do with that piece of furniture.
it looks solid and heavy!

    Bookmark   January 29, 2012 at 9:08PM
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