In prep for moving into a tiny unfurnished apartment when school resumes in the fall, I've been out and about every weekend scouring for pieces to fix up. I certainly found what I was looking for in this dilapidated dresser with a vanity mirror purchased for a mere five dollars. This past week I've spent my spare hours sanding away layers of shoddily applied black paint and enlisting my dad's help to re-glue dovetailed joints and install some runners for the drawers. As I was prying the mirror out of its wooden frame I noticed a seal stamped on the back reading, "The Kurre (?) Companies, Inc. March 11, 1937 Burlington, Iowa". It's been quite a bit of work, but I can't help feeling it's worth it to restore a little piece of history. Now, off to the hardware store to pick out paint...although I confess I'll probably settle on plain old white.