Goodwill became a friend…a close confidant. Sometimes my car takes over and drives me where it wants to go. My car…my beloved Big Greenie drove for weeks looking for the perfect bedside piece for my bedroom. I stalked my favorite resale shop…nothing. I stalked Craigslist….nothing. I even stalked my own neighbors on trash day hoping someone decided to throw away a vintage dresser….still nothing.
But that day, I ended up at Goodwill. I walked to the furniture…and found my bedside piece. It was chunky…it had great details…and it was begging to be painted.
I ran to the front of the store…said something like ‘How much for that dresser in the back? Can you go it? I need to check out NOW because my baby needs milk!’
Next thing I knew, Big Greenie was outside and my new dresser was in the backseat.
Here are the details of one of my most favorite ‘finds’:
$60 at Goodwill
$6 at Lowes for 2 pints of paint (colored matched BM paint)
80 grit sand paper sheets and a knife for distressing
Paint Color: Benjamin Moore Galapagos Turquoise find it HERE
I won’t lie…it did sit in my garage for over a month…but that’s how I roll. I have to think about how I want a piece to look…and when it all comes together in my head, it’s magic.