Last summer, Jeanne and I hit the mother lode at a neighborhood garage sale in Minneapolis. We came home with full truck.
It was one of those sales where the furniture was cheap and plentiful. You gotta love those neighborhood sales!
I ended up with a dresser and two 1920’s built in bookcases (the tall dresser in the center was Jeanne’s find).
Yes, we fit all of this, plus more, into a Ford Ranger pickup. We are masters at fitting everything in and avoiding a second trip back to the city to pick up our finds.
I originally thought I would paint the dresser on the far left with a Union Jack design, but as it turned out, I had purchased some of Miss Mustard Seed’s “Boxwood” milk paint, and I decided this dresser was perfect for it.
This dresser had such a shiny finish, I added a bonding agent to the paint. After painting, I finished it off with a coat of SC Johnson’s paste wax.
Isn’t it gorgeous?! The details just pop on this guy now.