The $5 Dresser That Tried to Kill Me! DIY is not for Whimps!

The $5 Dresser That Tried to Kill Me! DIY is not for Whimps!

When I bought the $5 dresser at the All-City Garage Sale I thought it just needed to be cleaned up.

I was so naive! No stupid was the word.

This dresser took way more work than I anticipated. On the happy side it sold right away when it went into the book so on some level worth it? Maybe?

The dresser unfortunately had the funky smell that only a piece stored in a barn could accomplish and I think it was covered in chicken poop.

Sometimes I’m surprised I don’t end up with some horrible disease like the Hantavirus or something equally as terrible.  Considering some of the really gross places I’ve gone picking.

I always make sure before I sell anything that it’s been thoroughly cleaned. I was asked once what I did for a living I glibly said, “I’m a cleaning lady.” because that’s how I feel some days.

After and all city sale I have to spend about a week washing everything.  Consider that a pro tip for any of you asspiring vintage sellers.  Get ready to clean!  Make sure you have Dawn dishwashing liquid, Un-Du adhesive remover (the only product that removes the Goodwill tags), and plenty of Goo Gone so you’re ready to go!

Ultimately I think this dresser turned out cute. You can be the judge.

See how this pretty little dresser tried to kill me.

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