Monday, May 4, 2009

Found Treasure

My hubby has made hobby out of "curbside treasure hunting". He's been doing it since college. In fact when we met, his entire dorm room was almost exclusively decorated with found items and freebies given to him by friends. I've since grown to accept my husband's passion for finding gems amongst discarded items. I've also come to see his efforts as helping the environment in a way. Rescuing items that would have otherwise ended up in a landfill.

One of Dave's recent finds was this cute black, upright dresser. We placed it in the dining room for storage of the kid's art and crafting supplies (which were previously spilling forth out of the bottom of the china cabinet). In a pinch, the top could also be used as a small buffet.

Aside from the black, which I think will go well with the color I have in mind for the dining room (I'm thinking along the lines of the Nester's beloved Tobacco Road or Meredith's cheery yellow), I love the detailing on the top and bottom of the dresser.

Maybe when the mood hits me, I'll give it another coat of black paint. But for now, I'm enjoying this newly found treasure!

Southern Hospitality - Thrifty Treasures


Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

HI, Mary Ellen, thanks for playing along today. I love your little dresser & how neat that your hubby is the thrifter. My husband would never go out & yardsale with me, but he likes what I bring home for him.

Traci said...

That's a great piece of furniture. I love that you use it for your kids' craft supplies. I have stuck my kids' stuff in a hall closet! :) I'm glad you are enjoying this piece.

Anonymous said...

I love shopping at the curb! The detail on that dresser is fantastic, and I think it's great that your hubby is a junker!

PAT said...

Mary Ellen the dresser is a wonderful find.

Amanda said...

what a great find ! anything free is GOOD ! I like the black.

Linda said...

Way to go hubby! I actually found a dresser at the curb in my neighborhood, brought it home, and my hubby repaired, painted and transformed it to a beauty that is used in one of my grandchildren's rooms. Yea for hubbies! Linda

Still Learning said...

Wow. Now that was a great find!! He did great.