believe it or not i found this dresser thrown out right across the road from my place outside an old building that was being renovated. the dresser looked the same age as the building & had probably been in it's kitchen since the 1920's when it was built.
it was pretty shabby but i liked the style and it was the perfect size for the kitchen in our art deco apartment. i could see its potential and i'm not one to pass up a challenge!
i nearly did myself an injury dragging the old thing across the road determinedly before anyone else found it, it comes apart into two bits, but still heavy.
all it needed was a few repairs, thanks to my partner a builder,
and a few coats of white paint.
i usually keep crockery in it but today after admiring some dressers filled with coral and shells i was inspired to do the same. i collected shells, vintage bottles, jars & a few nautical things from elsewhere in our beachy abode. i like the look of the all white with a touch of aqua.
not sure if this happens in other parts of the world but here in sydney the local council organises throw out days every few months when you can get rid of unwanted goods from your house or garage. it's a good time to find old furniture and a great way to recycle. one person's trash is another person's treasure!
have a great day :)