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The One Room Challenge: A Hidden Treasure

February 1, 2012

Welcome back to The One Room Challenge, where myself and 14 other bloggers have joined together to challenge ourselves to re-do one room in our homes (or in my case an itty bitty studio apartment!) in six weeks. This week I am sharing with you my treasure hunt.

Ever since we moved to NYC last summer, I had my eye out for that perfect antique dresser that I wanted to redo for our living room to go under our T.V. I had an image in my mind but couldn’t find it. Well truth be told, I actually found it week one of living in NYC, in my Aunt’s garage of all places. But it was so cute I never thought she would part with it. Luckily for me, not only was she willing to part with it but she just let us have it for free! (Thanks Aunt Kare!)

So in this cute garage…


amongst all this stuff…


I fell in love with this sweet little dresser sideboard that had so much potential…


I decided it was mine…

But first made husband clean off all the spider webs & dried up eggs
(eww!! I really couldn’t look!)…


And then drove it back into the city (such a luxury!) to go to it’s new home…


Then I quickly went to work…


Rubber kitchen gloves and all! But more on that later..


28 thoughts on “The One Room Challenge: A Hidden Treasure

  1. Miss Samantha

    this is a very pretty dresser! i’ve just come to the end of decorating my apartment and it is so much fun coming up with new ideas and trying them out. i’m definitely going to need a new creative project now that i’m done 🙂 xx

  2. My Crafty Home-Life

    I think your Aunt may have some other hidden treasures in that garage. This one is a winner. Looking forward to the reveal. I never thought about it, but all NY-ers must work in their apartments.

  3. Liz Brown

    Good find! Its probably extra special to you since it was your aunts, and probably has all kinds of family history. 😀 I bet it’ll look great when it’s done.

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