Thursday, January 26, 2012

Treasure Chest

You know how you always find stuff when you don't need it/have nowhere to put it - but as soon as you're looking for something, it's nowhere to be found?! 

Yeah, well, that's currently the story of my secondhand-chest-of-drawers-for-the-nursery hunt. 

I've looked on Craigslist. Been to the ReStore. Hit a local thrift shop. Craigslist again, back to the ReStore, back to the thrift shop, stopped at Goodwill, Craigslist, Craigslist, Craigslist. Nothing!

Or, not nothing, but nothing that's got the right look, the right quality, for the right price. Which, admittedly, isn't a very high price. But, it's also not a particularly specific look or super-duper high quality I'm searching for. 

Ultimately, I'm looking to spend $60 or less on a tall (but not too tall) chest of drawers. This seems pretty reasonable to me, given that I'm perfectly fine with (in fact, I'm expecting) an older piece and not dreaming of anything with a super great finish/paint. I plan on painting it myself - unless by some strange twist of fate it's exactly what I want, which is highly unlikely at sixty dollars. 

I'm searching for something along these lines, though obviously not brand-new looking. And I'm certainly open to a wide variety of variations on this theme. 

The weekend approacheth and, with it, I can only guess another round of hitting the secondhand shops and scouring Craigslist. Maybe the furniture fates will look kindly on me this time around - if I pretend I'm not hunting a specific type of piece . . . . 

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