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1930's Dresser Repurposed Into a Bench!

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When I picked this dresser the two top drawers were beyond saving! The bottom drawer was still functional and the height was perfect for what I thought could be a perfect bench with a storage drawer......
  • 1930 s dresser repurposed into a bench, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
This is what she looked like when I got her off the trailer. I removed her top, then dropped the wood from under where the top drawer was down to above the remaining bottom drawer (it was a perfect fit and required no extra wood or cuts!)
  • 1930 s dresser repurposed into a bench, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
I added trim around the top to create a "rail", filled the nail holes and she was ready for her makeover.....
  • 1930 s dresser repurposed into a bench, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
I painted it in Kristi Kuehl Pure Home Paints Derby and Bisque, lightly distressed and Matte Protective Finish. She lasted less than a week!
  • 1930 s dresser repurposed into a bench, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling

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  • Leslie
    Leslie Methuen, MA
    on Jan 11, 2016

    OHHHH this came out sooo beautifully. LOL the first thing I thought was are the front legs strong enough. I am mostly not a fan of painting period pieces but this came out SO well and your design was so perfect that I can't tell you how I felt when I saw the pictures. Just enough contrast in good balance and not done heavily handed. GOOD JOB!!!!!!

  • Mickey B. & Boo Boo
    Mickey B. & Boo Boo
    on Jan 11, 2016

    Beautiful! I love the colors you chose.

  • Sue@CountryDesignHome
    Sue@CountryDesignHome Wakefield, MA
    on Jan 11, 2016

    Well done to rescue this sad piece and create something new and fresh! Love the color combos as well.

  • Lynn
    Lynn Baldwinsville, NY
    on Jan 11, 2016

    great idea!! sometimes these pieces just need a little love.

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Jan 11, 2016

    This is just gorgeous! Great idea :)

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