This move was completely different as we had two kids to consider. We felt it was most important to get their spaces feeling like home first. Since then all of our money and time has gone to communal spaces it feels like. All of which is fine, priorities and all.
But, before we had even moved we bought a huge, 70's era dresser off of Craig's List for $50 delivered. The price was amazing for a 72 inch, nine drawer work horse. It was meant for our daughter's room but we never got around to making it over while we lived there. Then, when we moved here the kid's rooms were too small for a beast like that, and our room needed more furniture and storage. So ours it became.
The wood was a dark, speckled mess and the door on the front which hides 3 more drawers had been ripped off by the hinges. We didn't notice that part before we bought it since it was delivered, and there was no way we were telling the girl we didn't want it when she had driven it to us. So the first thing the hubs did was remove the top so he could rebuild the support that the door attached to. After restoring that he coated it in about 3 coats of Rustoleum glossy white and we Brasso'ed the bejeezus out of the handles. Now it is one of the stars of our (still unfinished) room. For $50 and a LOT of elbow grease we think it came out great!
It has a totally retro glam feel to it which adds a touch "off" to our otherwise vintage feeling room. I am thinking that the large, scalloped brass lamp may end up in here and we need to get some art going to the left of the TV. But the hubs did an awesome job bringing this piece back to life!