I found a set of solid wood drawers/dresser/duchess/thing for storing clothes last week via TradeMe, for a little more than $10.
It may or may not have had borer in one of the legs, so I bought some borer spray for it just in case.
I can't claim all the glory for painting this beauty (my fabulous flatmate did the hard work), but I'll claim finding the dresser and the (not hard) effort for the gold-rubbed handles.
The drawers: a 'find' on TradeMe. The paint: a 'find' in my stash of paint (Resene of course, Lustacryl, semi-gloss waterbased enamel, perfect for a set of drawers, jsut sayin'), used less than half a litre. The gold-effects on the handles: also a 'find' in my stash of paint, yes, Resene 'gold effects'.
Is it just me, or do drawers always look like they've got a big bottom 'jaw' when the bottom drawer is out. Teehehehe, makes me laugh a little bit inside every time.
Each drawer lined with wallpaper. Again, shamelessly, these different wallpapers were in my wallpaper stash - the stash I slowly built of amazing wallpaper samples that I loved all those years ago when I was working at Resene (and oh how I still love those pretty wallpapers). Resene paint also mentioned here (DIY repainted bed base) and here (a little artwork of mine).
I do have many stashes.