Serpentine Dresser found on Estate Sale Search

Prior to leaving for the Haven Conference, I told you guys about my client who was looking for a particular dresser.  HERE

My client was specific in what I needed to be looking for.  A dresser...yes, but not just any dresser.  Also, if possible a matching night stand (just one not the way), and maybe a mirror for good measure.

The dresser she was wanting was a nice French Serpentine dresser.  Keep in mind I come across dressers by the dozens, always finding them at auctions, estate sales, on the side of the road, but it's been a long while since I've come across a Serpentine dresser.

Before I had left for Haven I had put Cari Cucksey's new company to work.  I created a FREE account.  Started my search, and then let the rest go to work for me by setting up a subscription.

 I then looked to see if I could find any Serpentine dressers available in my area.  Of course there were none to be found...not surprising as they are harder & harder to come by. makes the search easy, by using the Antique Match Maker feature, I was able to subscribe to be notified if something became available through the search. At the time I set it for within a driving distance range for me. 

When I got home from the conference, I expanded my search to "everywhere" to see if anything was out there matching what we were looking for...

Cari is having a big warehouse sale, RePurpose ReLocation auction.  They are selling everything to purge old inventory.  It so happened that RePurpose had exactly what my client was looking for.  It was exactly the match!

I clicked on the sale information, and contacted the warehouse immediately.  Cari's team was amazing at working with me on purchasing the items.  We were able to work together to figure out shipping!!

I received the items right before we were leaving to go on vacation.  During that time my client & I chose the perfect Chroma•Color paint & stain colors for the makeover of this gorgeous set.  

Oh yeah..did ya know about the amazing Tinted•Tincture Stains... I can't wait to show you!! Gorgeous and stunning colors to choose from!

As you can see in the pictures there is some surface damage that will need to be attended to... (I actually couldn't wait, the day or maybe day after they arrived, I started sanding down the tops.. It's the ADD in me:) ).

If you follow me on Instagram, you can see the process as I am going along.

Nothing a little RePurpose Paint & Stain  can't handle!!

I am super excited to get my hands on these babies and turn them into an updated set that will sure to be the talk of the town... I mean look at those lines and ahhh the legs!

I can't wait to show you what colors we choose and the end result!!  I must get to work on cleaning these gems up!  

See you soon with the end result.  But, until then, go check out Estate Sale Search to see what you can find that you've been looking for.  Sign up is free, there's some great features, and you can also find sales in different locations.

Much love, peace & happiness ~

Disclosure: Remember all opinions I share about the products in my post are 100% my own with complete honesty.The post contains sponsored links from and RePurpose.  


  1. First of all, you have a fabulous site, your DIY furniture is what I dream of making some day when I retire from my day job (that helps pay for my hobbies lol!). I dabble with smaller pieces but I have a long way to go. But your projects are just fantastic! Secondly, I have been wanting to figure where Cari's store was (if she still had one) as I knew she was somewhere in MI. I can't believe she has a store SO SO CLOSE to where I am!!! I can't wait to go and visit it. Thanks to you mentioning her name/site link etc. I will be visiting you often to get inspired!

    1. Thank you for stopping by!! And, thank you for the kind words. I hope you enjoy visiting Cari's shop & say hi to her for me.. :)


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