Me: HI! I SAW THE DRESSER YOU JUST POSTED ON CRAIGSLIST, IS IT STILL AVAILABLE??
Nice thrift store lady: Yes, we have it here.
Me: CAN I COME BUY IT DURING MY LUNCH BREAK AND PICK IT UP LATER??
Nice thrift store lady: Yes, that would be fine.
Me: GREAT, I WANT IT REALLY BAD!
Nice thrift store lady: Ok, we're here all day so just come in whenever you can.
Me: OK! SEE YOU SOON!
Then, I got off the phone and realized she didn't have my name or number and someone, ANYONE could just walk in there and buy MY dresser! So, I did what any normal person would do...
called back and gave her my info took my lunch break at 10:45, stopped at a Walgreens to get cash, sped through yellow lights and got there at 11am with cash in hand. She said another girl had called right after me and she was worried that the other girl would get there before me. Whoa. Also, when I got there three other ladies were milling around opening the drawers on MY dresser! I got there in the NICK OF TIME.
I paid my $42, called my dad and
screamed that I needed his truck ASAP asked him nicely if he could meet me at the thrift store at 5:15 with the truck, and then went to check out the dresser again. There were more people looking at it. Nice lady had put a sold sign on the mirror portion (which was priced separately and I wasn't buying it) so I found the price sticker on the dresser itself and wrote **SOLD** in pen, just to be safe. I also contemplated taking a vacation day from work just to sit on the thing until my dad could come.
I didn't do that, though. I asked her repeatedly if it would still be there when I came after work, and she promised, gave me a receipt, and her cell phone number. I still didn't want to leave. I can't wait to get that baby home and refinish it!
Now the big question....stain or paint? I really wanted something to paint glossy white to lighten up the dark brown walls, but I don't think I can do that to this awesome piece. It will live on this wall to the left of the door:
Even with the dark walls, it would be rad to stain this bad boy a nice rich color like John and Sherry did with their very similar dresser. It is a nice thick veneer, so it definitely could be done. I could even match it up to my floor stain instead of going darker.
What do you think??