The only problem is that it is MASSIVE. The dresser it is sitting on is about 65 inches, but it still didn't really allow for any extra space.
I found this 74 inch dresser on craigslist. I went over to their house and it was a 25-acre mansion. They couldn't even hear the doorbell ring, so I went to the back of the house where the help probably lived and the owners lived there to save heating costs. For reals??? Ok, anyways, we hung out for a few hours, talked politics, met their whole family, toured their house, and got the dresser. They're downgrading their possessions and selling their empty nest.
Same thing I tell young college ladies, "Don't look for the finished product; just look for potential."
With several weeks of hard work in the cold...you can see some progress. The hardest part was putting on these antique handles. Thank goodness Alex (and Caleb) was here to help.
Caleb handing daddy the pull cups
Me helping a lot while sipping my coconut water
My supervisor checking my work
This was inspired by Life in the Fun Lane
I wanted to add something to line the drawers. So added a Waverly fabric in heavy cotton with modpodge.
The cups and pulls are antique brass made in Italy.
Lesson learned in this hunt:
Build a large house in heaven, keep your house on earth smaller or else you'll end up trying to sell during a recession and your grown/married kids will try to live with you.