I am so proud of the great find I found at the local Salvation Army today for $49. I get more excited about finding a old dresser in great shape than going out and buying a new dresser. I was really dreading having to have to go out and buy a new dresser in the store. When ever I buy a new dresser, I always worry about how long it will hold up without falling apart. Even if you buy a new one and pay a lot of money for one, it seems like they don't last very long. I bought an Ikea closet unit with a built in dresser about 3 1/2 years ago and we have had to have the doors fixed already and one of drawers broke and I paid $600 for the closet unit. But, the old dressers stay around for years and years without a worry.
The dresser is in great shape with just a few small marks on it. It's made of real SOLID wood and is very heavy with it's original finish. Who ever had it before took great care of it and it was very clean. When you open the drawers, the smell of wood goes in the air. Two men struggled to get it in and out of the truck and had to slide the dresser through the house on a blanket. It's probably been around for about 30 or 40 years and as heavy as it is, will be around a while longer. I love old furniture, it has character.