We had been looking for a while for the perfect furniture/clothing storage to fit our small bedroom. It needed to be vertical, spacious, not bulky and, well, fit in our car. We had tried two earlier pieces. One was a horizontal low dresser we found at a thrift store, the other was a vertical, tall dresser found on Craigslist. Neither worked out and both were re-sold on Craigslist (for more than we paid for them!!).
I kept looking and this time didn’t want to jump on anything because the whole purchase, cart home, hate, re-sell thing was a bit much. As I was searching for a desk one day I stumbled upon this entire desk unit. It was basically two small dressers with book cases that sat on top and then a desk that went in the middle. The seller wanted $30 for the whole thing, all five pieces. It was the perfect size and was pretty much exactly what I was looking for to go on each side of the bed.
Just to clarify there are no missing drawers, I have no clue where the middle drawer was when I was taking this picture!
With $30 cash in hand we headed to pick the pieces up. I let the seller keep the desk to re-sell because it wasn’t going to fit in the car, wasn’t the type of desk I wanted and I wasn’t about to make another 35 minute trip for something that I was just going to toss back on Craigslist.
Everything fit well in the car and I was totally elated that we had just scored four pieces of the perfect sized furniture for $7.50 each! I love the rounded detail in the bookshelf and I love the style of the legs. Each has three main drawers, which combined with our closet space is enough for all of our clothing, and two small drawers which house lotion, lip balm, etc. We use those drawers as if they were a night stand since these units are doubling as bed side tables for us. And look at these adorable legs. This is a painting tip for furniture legs – poke them into a cardboard box to keep them upright!
I’m totally thrilled with them and can’t wait to share how we’ve painted, and re-painted (!) them. Stay tuned!
You guys score any good second-hand pieces lately? I have to say we have found a few great pieces, but Craigslist Denver is nothing like Craigslist Boston. There is not nearly the fabulous selection of goods out here!
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