Sunday, May 30, 2010

Latest garage sale find

This is what I picked up this weekend.  I saw this dresser on my local online yard sale website for $40.  It said in fair condition and needs TLC, but I called and got the family in the car to go and look at it.  I loved the style and shape of it.  Just looking at the picture it looked smaller than it was in person - it is a good big size.  The drawers do not glide perfectly, but it is solid and very functional for it's new purpose (although in my house things get moved around a lot).  In this picture it looks gray, but it is really a nice creamy color.

Maybe it was just gray looking because it needed a good clean.........   Kate helped me and we used several lysol wipes and a magic eraser to get it good and clean for bringing in the house.

here it is in it's new home in our family room as our TV stand.  The deep drawers are the new storage space for scrapbooks and photo albums

I'm going to try and find a matching handle for the one missing one.
But bringing one new thing into the house it meant the rest of the day moving other things around.  I love old "shabby" furniture and this sure fits in.  The color is very similar to my kitchen cabinets.

And looks good with the gray wall color too.

This label was inside one of the top drawers
It says "The White Furniture Co, Estd. 1881, Mebane NC.

I found a little online about this furniture company, but couldn't find anything about this particular dresser, but I guess it is at least 50 years old?

I'm participating in the Thrifty Treasures party.

And Miss Mustard seed's furniture feature Friday:
Furniture Feature Fridays


alwayslearning said...

cute dresser just the way it is. try rubbing the bottom of the drawers with wax or bar soap. (where the drawers rub against the drawer opening)

Suzanne said...

Well worth the $40, I'd say. I love it! And you didn't even have to paint it.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

That is so cute! Great deal & those pieces are so versatile. Thanks for linking up.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Luv your $40 find...that is one THRIFTY deal! Hop over and show her off at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS party:)


Lana said...

THis is a WONDERFUL find and you used it in such a great way to hold the tv/scrapbooking materials!

I love its aged patina...some people spend hours nad hours and hours (I'm one ofthem) trying to get certain pieces to look like they have that exact same kind of patina that makes your piece gorgeous!

Many blessings to you,
Lana in Huntsville, AL

Kristen said...

That is a great deal! I love it.

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

I LOVE that it didn't need to be refinished to be fabulous! Good luck finding another piece of hardware...Janell

Anonymous said...

I remember White of Mebane. They made fairly high end furniture, I think. I did not know they are no longer in business -- probably another one outsourced to China. I think you got yourself a good piece. Candles rubbed on the runners works pretty well, as does the soap mentioned by another commenter.


Frau said...

Great find! I love it!

Vicky said...

I'm with Lana! I would pay $40.00 to just get that patina on something! The fact that you bought a wonderful piece with that character is a STEAL! Love it, love it, love it!


Anna said...

thanks for the comments! Yes I was thinking I would need to paint it, but the color and natural "distressing" is already done

Kathy said...

What an awesome find! You have a very special piece and I too would have bought that. If you can't find the right pull that matches do something really unexpected and initial or just something really cute that would work perfectly! Have you ever seen life in the fun lane's blog...she restores furniture to look just like yours! LOve your blog

Maggie Elizabeth said...

I LOVE IT!! It reminds me a lot of one that I have in my bedroom. I am going to have to keep my eyes open for another for my little girls room!
Happy Thrifting!!!

Ashley said...

I LOVE the dresser! Ever since I began blogging I have been on the hunt for an old dresser to use in my living areas.

Your post about Texas make me miss it so much! I lived in Austin for years when I was younger. My husband is also from Waco! We would love to move back oneday!

Thank you for the sweet comment to!


Jennifer said...

I love the dresser! Great find!

Tammy at Tattered and Timeless said...

What a great dresser - the shape is wonderful and it was already the creamy white we all covet. You didn't even have to paint it - that is an amazing win win..
thanks for stopping by the blog- tammy

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I know where Mebane is! My good friend my Freshman year in college lived in Mebane and commuted to Elon. :) Mebane is not far from High Point, NC, which was at one time the "furniture capital of the world." :)

Thanks for the visit today!

Miss G said...

I love the shape! Great find. Kelly

Anita said...

That is a great piece! I love the legs and $40 was a steal!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

What a great find for a great price! I'm looking for a dresser this style and haven't had any luck yet. And yo didn't even have to paint it. You are a lucky duck! :)

Miss Mustard Seed said...

That dresser is beautiful. I would've been all over a piece like that as well. Great buy.