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Friday, June 29, 2012

New Dresser

I found a dresser and I am so thrilled.  Remember this one that I saw at J &K Furn. and loved, but the two bottom drawers were broken and needed to be completely rebuilt.  Well, I found one almost identical to it.  I didn't have my camera, but it is close enough to be this one's twin.  I am so excited, I can't wait to get it home and start to work on it.  It needs to be refinished, but that is fine.

It goes so well with the nightstand that I found.  Not matchy, matchy, but close enough to look good together.
Remember this night stand that I found and refinished.  I think the two will be great together.

We just picked it up and I swear it is the twin to the first one.  Love, love, love it.  I just couldn't quit thinking about that first one, so I am super thrilled to find this piece. Gorgeous antique hardware, fluted posts on the sides, beautiful dovetail drawers and made by Drexel.  Great find.

 Some pretty bad scrapes on the top, but I'll take care of that.  I may be able to touch up the base and just refinish the top, we'll have to see.

 When we started to load it, something rattled inside.  This clock was wrapped up in the bottom drawer.  What an ornate and different piece.  Brass and super heavy.  I don't think I have ever seen anything quite like it.  I chuckled when they told me the clock wasn't included in the price of the chest, I asked how much, then I really chuckled when they said $9.  Why not, this way it keeps them together.  Wonder who in the world use to own both.

 So for now the clock found a home on the end table in the living room.  I am sure this will be a conversation piece. lol

Don't you love it when you find just the piece that you've been looking for.


  1. That goes perfectly with your nightstand Marty and Drexel is quality furniture! You did good!!

  2. You are one lucky lady!!! Great piece!!!

  3. Marty,
    That is a great find!That is a nice sturdy piece too.LOVE IT!I am now following along here too.
    Have a great weekend.

  4. Well the dresser is really a neat find, but to get a bonus clock is great! You are the best at seeking out bargins!

  5. Marty, we had a dresser like yours and gave to my brother for his guest room. Those pieces are made well and hold up very well with use. The clock is wonderful and I am sure you will enjoy it. It looks nice where you have it displayed. Have a great weekend and stay cool! It is supposed to be 105 here today so I guess I need to take my own advice. ------------- Shannon

  6. Are you kidding me? It will look perfect it that nightstand and I cannot get over the surprise find inside!!!!!! I ave a couple pieces I need to re-paint or refinish. You are inspiring me!!

  7. That's really a handsome piece, It goes great with the nightstand. I love that clock.

  8. Looks like a match made in furniture heaven! The clock is something else too! You've done well, Marty.
    Have a great weekend and you're always a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  9. That's a great piece, Marty. Drexel is a very nice brand. Good find on the clock in the dresser. Did you hear about the girl who bought a pair of GW jeans and found a diamond ring in one of the pockets?! Linda

  10. Only you, Marty. This could happen to only you......amazing

  11. Marty,
    Girl, you did good! Love that clock!

  12. So glad you found that dresser, Marty! I knew you would, but I'm glad it was sooner rather than later. Great clock! Very ornate and detailed and it looks so pretty on your side table.

  13. That clock was meant to be yours. Chest is a great find.

    Have a great holiday weekend.

  14. Oh Marty, you are one lucky lady, I totally love the gorgeous clock and for $9!!! You had to have it and the dresser is also terrific! Great finds! Hugs,

  15. What I love is waiting and searching for the right piece. Eventually you will find it, or something similar.

    Jocelyn @

  16. What a fantastic clock Marty! I haven't ever seen one such as this before! So glad you found a dresser you were happy with and know it will look great once you get your hands on it!!

    So hot here i just am not getting anything done but the bare necessity. It isn't as hot as in AZ but we don't have air conditioning even in most of the stores so it is hard to get out of the heat.

    bee blessed

  17. The dresser is perfect, & I know you are going to make it beautiful! I love the clock -- way cool that it was tucked inside.

  18. Your dresser is wonderful. I remember when you found the first one and felt bad that it wouldn't work for you. How perfect that your found another- That clock is something else-quite fancy schmancy! xo Diana

  19. Wow, two great finds. Sounds like a pretty good day to me.

  20. I like the second one better, even.

  21. Marty,
    WoW! What a great find!!! L O V E the story about the clock!!!