Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The Search Continues....

I am so disappointed that the deal with the Broyhill Brasilia 9 drawer dresser didn't work out. I received a text message from the person at midnight the night before we were going to drive to Houston to pick it up. We had the truck washed and fueled. We had cash ready to go. I was greatly anticipating this trip. His text message said that he had to go out of town for a family emergency for a few days. Gut feeling said it was hokey but I wanted to be nice and give him the benefit of the doubt. So, I waited a few days then sent another text asking if they were available for a Sunday pick up. I received no response. I noticed the ad pop up again briefly and then it got deleted again. I sent another text just a few days ago and I asked if the dresser was still available and explained my intention was not to be a pest, I just didn't want to get my hopes up if it had been sold. I figured this would give them the best opportunity to come clean and say they sold it for more money. I received a response and it just asked which dresser. I said the Broyhill Brasilia and the price we discussed. I received no response. 

I was hoping against my gut feeling that this person was nice and just honestly had a family emergency. Come on people, just be honest. I am sorry, I sold the dresser for more money than you offered. Ok fine. I am good with that. I am not good with being lied to or avoided. Its rude. 

So, people who sell items on Craigslist, ebay, etsy. I understand you want to get the best bang for your buck. I know someone may offer you more down the road. I understand all of that. Just use some common courtesy. Remember back in the old days when a handshake was your word and people never went back on their word? How about a gentleman's agreement? Why are these things not applicable today? Why do we need to be reminded to be good people?

So, my purpose for today's blog entry was to say that I am still searching for a project. I want it to be another Broyhill Brasilia piece. I really don't want to work on anything else. If you see something that needs a little loving I would love to hear about it. The only way I am going to perfect my skills is to keep working on it. 

If you see something on Craigslist for a reasonable amount and its in the vicinity of Austin or Houston I could probably convince Russel to take a trip with me. 

Here are some of the pieces I would love to find....










2 comments:

  1. Hi, I'm so happy I found your blog and I love the Brasilia pieces that you have. I just bought my first yesterday and I can see that there is stuff behind one of the drawers, but I can't get the drawer out and I was wondering if you had any tips or advice. I can see the drawer slide and the stopper underneath with a flashlight-it seems there should be a trick that I'm just not seeing. I've never had trouble removing a MCM drawer on anything before, so any help you could give will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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  2. Thanks so much for commenting. So, on my dresser the drawers are just metal on metal slide outs. There is no stopper that I can see that you have to engage to get the drawer out. I know that sometimes they can get rusty and its really hard to get them to close or open so I would suggest some type of lubrication like a WD-40 or Liquid silicone. Of course be careful where you spray it so it doesn't get on exposed wood. I am not sure if it stains. After spraying I would slide it back and forth and see if it makes it a bit easier. If not that metal may be bent either on the drawer or the rail inside the furniture itself. Apart from forcing it I am not sure what I would do. ACK! Good luck Aimee. Feel free to share pics and updates! :-)

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