I am so cheap…
My son Wesley has been in desperate need of a dresser/chest of drawers. I looked into a few of them new… Lordy. $200, $300, more… We can’t do that. I wouldn’t WANT to do that. I was willing to spend $40-ish, but found one on Craigslist that was only $20.
On Saturday, my husband and I worked on it: I washed it down and used furniture polish on it, Martin used finish nails and a staple gun to fix the hardware where the drawers slide in, and to stabilize one of the drawers. It felt good, working together, in the garage. Industrious. Team work. 🙂
Today, I further enforced one drawer with wood glue, and lined the four drawers with clear contact paper, and it’s now in place in Wesley’s room, with his old dresser listed on Freecycle (there probably won’t be any takers, because I was honest about what poor condition it was in).
It’s not a perfect dresser, but I think it’s definitely worth twenty bucks and some elbow grease.