I've never been afraid of a little dirt, which is a good thing because you wouldn't believe some of the estate sales I attend. Many take place in neglected houses that are grime-encrusted from attic to cellar. But to find the good stuff, you have to be fearless.
I often purchase things which haven't been cleaned for decades that most estate sale goers pass by. My latest find is a case in point: this darling doll dresser, the kind of endearing item that usually sells within the first few minutes of a sale.
I guess its schmutz must have turned people off. (Or perhaps it was just waiting for me.)
Caked with dirt, this charming relic was in desperate need of a new home — and a good cleaning. A little elbow grease really brought it back to life.
I even lined its two small drawers with pretty vintage paper making it all ready for its Etsy debut.
This little dresser looks so happy now. If it could, it would be smiling.