Step 1. Find a Dresser
I looked at some of our favorite online shops for new furniture, and was blown away by the prices and low quality. I really refuse to pay hundreds of dollars for furniture made with fiberboard, no matter how nice it looks. So then we started looking at second-hand shops, which were still pricey and very hit-or-miss.
Then I finally turned to Craigslist. I searched every day, several times a day for almost two months. I found lots of really cheap crap that was just awful. I found a couple solid pieces that were nice, but needed a lot of work. I found a couple that were great, but by the time I expressed interest- they were already taken. Then I found the perfect one- I contacted the seller immediately, offered to come get it immediately, and went to pick it up that night.
For only $100, we got this amazing dresser with a curvy front and claw feet. The frame of the dresser is solid wood, and the top, sides and front are covered with a wood veneer with a cool burl thing going on.
the new dresser arrives in the dining room