What is wrong with me?!?
That's exactly what I asked my husband the night I picked-up this beast for $40 from Goodwill:
You see I've spent the past 10 months re-designing our living room, which all started because our previous furniture was all from Goodwill and I felt like we were at a point in our lives where we should be past that. So, I sold our entire living room on craigslist to make room for all the great new pieces I was going to buy. Then I come home with this Goodwill gem; uglier, less expensive, more damaged and more out-dated than anything I had ever bought. Look at that drawer! Even I kind of thought I was crazy.
We were in need of a new TV console for the living room. I wanted something substantial with character and that didn't have open shelves. Everything I liked was over $2,000 and was complete crap in terms of quality, so for $40 I decided to take a chance on the ugly dresser. We set it up in the living room and lived with it a while before I invested my time into painting it. Even missing the trim on one drawer, it turned out to work great for us!
We were able to have a local frame shop make a new trim piece for the drawer that was trim-less. It's not a perfect match but no one can tell! We sanded the dresser than painted it white using our Ben Moore trim paint.
My original plan was to replace the hardware to something more modern, but I fell in love with the details in the original hardware. I sprayed them with oil rubbed bronze spray paint to darken them from the original brassy color.
The best part is the storage! It has 6 large drawers plus 3 hidden drawers in the cabinet. We are able to store all of our photo albums and lay our place mats flat with room to spare!
Overall I'm very happy with our new TV console. Saving $1,960 by being creative doesn't hurt either.