I normally try and keep my posts to more of the positive aspects of MCM collecting and rehabbing and refinishing all manner of fun MCM stuff, but I just had to share with you on what you don't ever want to do to a well built piece of Americana. WTF was someone thinking?? Judging from the less than perfect linguistic skills of this particular seller, there's no telling! This an actual Craigs List posting my wife came across today. I think she was trying to punish me or something. She knows how much I like the Brasilia line.
5 DRAWER DRESSER IN GOOD CONDITION.SOLID MADED. 100 DOLLARS OR B.O. MAY NEED TO BE STRIPED AND/OR REPAINTED. PLEASE E-MAIL OR CALL 727-768-6499. ITS NAME IS BRIEVILLE.
And here's the link if you think you may have an interest: http://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/fuo/3141542443.html
It's too late now to look away!
Made me want to put my face in my hands and sob! Sadly this will likely not sell to someone with better skills that myself to save it and will probably turn up at the landfill. If I had a strip tank I might give it a shot, but at the asking price it's a better bet that someone will throw another coat of paint on it and maybe it will enjoy a few more years of abuse.
What a shame!