Friday, September 7, 2012

Garbage Picker

OK, fine, I admit it

I'm a garbage picker.

A dumpster diver.

A trash connoisseur.

Hey, you wouldn't believe what people throw away! Like this little beauty...

OK, so maybe she's not quite beautiful. Actually, she looks better here than when I picked her up off the curb. I've cleaned her up and sanded her in this picture.
But, in the next picture you can see how awesome she really is!  Maybe I should call her a him, since "he's" in my sons room and "he" is supposed to resemble an army foot locker!

Now, before anybody calls DFS on me, that is a BB gun leaning up against the side of the dresser. And, NO he doesn't actually have a drawer full of guns, ammo, chem gear or explosives in his bedroom. Well, OK, maybe some explosives, but definitely not any chem gear...relax, I'm kidding!

Yes, I know Scott AFB is not in St. Louis, we were actually stationed at Jefferson Barracks, which IS in St. Louis, but honestly, I didn't have enough "S's" to spell all that out. He doesn't care, so neither do I!
The top drawers are fake, they are really only 2 drawers.
So, not bad for FREE! It gave the boy a little extra storage for his "stuff" a.k.a: guns, ammo, etc.!
I'll be linking this up at the following awesome blogs, go check them out!
 Chic on a Shoestring:
Simple Home. Life:
 At The Picket Fence:
Shabby Creek Cottage:
Somewhat Simple:
The 36th Avenue:
Crafty Scrappy Happy:
 My Repurposed Life:
 Homespun Happenings:


  1. Great Job, my oldest son (9) would die to get a dresser like that. Love the look

  2. My son would love this!! Great job!

  3. I am with with you on the trash hunter :) This is awesome! My boy would love it! Thank you for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

  4. What a great dresser. I love it. I'm your newest follower. Come check out my blog when you have a minute at

  5. One of the BEST updates I've seen in a long, long time. I am so tired of seeing everyone's furniture being white/aged/distressed/or some wacky colour that one will regret really soon. Your dresser is like a breath of fresh air.

  6. I'm so doing this on my sons dresser I'm about to redo, love it! your newest follower
    Katie @

  7. I think my husband wants this. Really, I do.

  8. what color green did u use

  9. love this gonna do my boys room in camo kinda like gears of war ur awesome!!!!!

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