Of Junk Shops and “*Chester Drawers”

I have a friend named Jayme who is talented enough to be able to see the promise in a piece of otherwise ‘junk’ furniture.  She rescues it, brings it home, and with seemingly little effort transforms it into something wonderful.  Having seen what she recently accomplished with an old chest of drawers she found (click here: Before and here: After for photos), I thought I might go hunting and see if I could find one to put in my craft room and thereby add some attractive storage space.

Well, I visited about four second hand shops, and had all but given up, when I spied just the thing in the back of the store.  Picking my way through the old sofas, chairs, and broken down tables I examined the outside of my find.  Determining that it would fit into the spot I had planned for it I then opened the top drawer intending to check to see how sound they all were.   After all, no sense dragging it home only to have it fall apart!  Right?

That’s when it hit me… the clear and unmistakable smell of RAID!  I closed the drawer and went home.

On to plan B.

*Chester Drawers:  Is what I used to call my chest of drawers when I was little, because that is what is sounded like my mom and dad were calling them.  Later, when I was old enough to get what my parents were saying, I realized that the particular piece of furniture was really called a chest of drawers. So why do I bring this up?  Because in 3 of the 4 thrift shops I visited yesterday they had them labelled as “Chester Drawers.” 😉