Thursday, February 9, 2017

From Raggedy dresser to bench with storage..Up cycle

It is so much easier to drastically alter a piece of furniture when it is just not cutting it as its original purpose.  It being a freebie is also a great motivator to go to Mr. RTI with a jig saw and a plan.

This dresser had some repairs already.  the top had been replaced with some plywood and a pretty rough trim added. The corners had not been mitered, it was pretty rough.  A few drawers were coming apart but the frame work was pretty sturdy.  Solution convert it in to a bench with drawer storage.

I removed the drawers and we cut the legs down to remove some damage.  We also removed the top that was very sturdy and would make a great bench seat.

We measured what Height we wanted it to be and marked all sides....

Cut it and reattached the top.  I used Southern Honey paint and distressed the final finish.  

I added vintage hardware as it was...and each drawer had different hardware ......

I decoupaged the drawers with vintage children's book pages in black and white. (no worries the book was in pretty bad shape I just managed to get enough pages)

My thoughts on this:  A perfect item to sit at the foot of a bed to hold linens or a blanket.  A perfect addition to the mud room, a place to sit and take off your shoes and store them in the drawers.  Either way it is used it was a fun and rewarding project!


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