This weekend I drove to South Austin in search of an estate sale. I was by myself and so I got to take my time and really browse. So many cool things! Does your mind just go and go with all of these exciting, interesting items found at estate sales? I’m always thinking about what I can do with a piece, where’d it go, or if it’s a good deal. Most of the time one of those questions is not answered satisfactorily so I walk away empty handed. However, this time, I found this beautiful mid-century dresser and matching highboy.

The dresser had the original glass top and the mirror. All in great vintage condition. The price for both was $250 but it was the very end of day on Saturday. There was only me looking at them and they would be half off on Sunday. So I asked the guy if he would take $175. We agreed on $180 and I got them!

They aren’t exactly what I’m looking for but they actually work really well in our space. I don’t like matchy-matchy furniture, but in a future house these pieces could be split up and look fantastic in different rooms. Right now, I’m committed to making them work and the price was perfect.

I came straight home and posted my old dressers and Craigslist. I got $150 for those and so we were only out $30. It was basically a trade! Super exciting! I’m really happy with them and hopefully next week you’ll get some before and afters of my bedroom.

Until then, have a happy Wednesday!




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