Here is the story of the once-unloved and abused 3-drawer chest that now lives in my entryway.
When I first met this chest, it only took $5 to bring it home. As you can see, it wasn't worth much more.
It was nicked, marred, damaged. It was ready for a fresh start.
To begin its new life, it gave up its loose Sheraton-style handles and prepare for patching and painting.
The poor little chest had been through a lot already, and now it was primed for beauty.
Bring on the Martha Stewart "Wrought Iron" glossy paint and vintage brass drawer pulls from Ebay!
And, just like that, this little guy had a new lease on life, greeting anyone who comes to my apartment.
Now, doesn't the chest look so much better?
My friend David, who now lives on the chest, approves the transformation.
As does my whole living room.