But now it's not! I found 'Jeremiah's dresser' at my local charity shop, outside, waiting for the truck to come and take it to the dump. There was a heated conversation there about why someone would leave such a piece of junk as if it were worthy of donation. Jeremiah's dresser didn't have any drawers and was in pretty rough condition. When I asked if I could buy it they just looked at me with a pitiful look and said, "Oh, honey, go ahead and just take it.". Well alrighty then!
I was in desperate need of a 'shipping station' for Red Comb Vintage and this dresser couldn't be more perfect! I gave it a fresh coat of paint in Martha's Feldspar (semi-gloss) which is a decent name for this paint but I am truly surprised she didn't call it jadeite because it perfectly resembles vintage jadeite-ware. Anyhow, I am now resisting the urge to paint everything in my house this color, I love it that much. Before I painted it the dresser was flat, light sky blue which you can see I am covering in the second picture.
Without the drawers this dresser suits my needs. I have my tissue paper for wrapping, flattened boxes, paper cutter, scale, envelopes and that heart tray (which my dad made) holds my scissors, stamps, packing tape, sharpies and customs forms. Everything I need to pack an order is right there. Before, I just had stuff stashed everywhere and I would have to run all over to find things. The top will remain clear (haha) as a work spot for packing. But I found this amazing antique quilt and needlepoint pillow this weekend and they seem to be happy there for now.
This was such a satisfying project! Much like the big cabinet our friend was taking to the dump that we re-purposed into a shoe station. I still feel thankful for having that big cabinet every day. I have a feeling this dresser will be loved just as much.