On the very top shelf, hidden away from a non-thrifter's eye, were these beauties. My sister is a little vertically challenged, so she persuaded her friend to climb up and grab these. Apparently, when she pulled them off the shelf, one of the drawers attacked her nose. Sorry, Adrienne... Dumped and Discovered hasn't quite gotten to the point of providing Worker's Comp! Needless to say, loads of scratches, holes, and dents from Adrienne's nose didn't prevent them from buying these...
Mr. Dump was at work so I had all the freedom in the world to paint these whatever my little heart desired. I started with a baby blue on the drawer fronts.
Then I painted the rest a beautiful antique white. Unfortunately (and later fortunately) the wood was in such bad shape that you could see brown stain coming through the white. I could have used Kilz to hide the imperfections (that stuff covers everything), and try again. Instead, I decided to save some time, and I changed colors completely.
I used a soft gray that would cover up the imperfections in the wood. I then distressed them pretty heavily to preserve the beautiful accents. Over the phone, Mr. Dump did not fully understand my vision. Once he got home, he wanted to keep them for himself.
Here's another shot at my attempt to stage them before they found their way into the Sleepy Poet!
My advice for the day: (thanks Jane Fonda and Adrienne!) "No Pain - No Gain."
Mr. Dump's advice: "Although furniture can sometimes punch you in the face, you have to get right back up and keep painting."