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Repurposed Desk into Chest

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I took apart an old 90's desk, stacked the two pieces into a tall multipurpose chest.
  • repurposed desk into chest, home decor, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
My daughter used this desk as a teen, but it had been stored in the basement for years until I dissected it. I drug it up from the basement, removed the top, and then got busy.
  • repurposed desk into chest, home decor, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
I built up the top, and added some crown molding.
  • repurposed desk into chest, home decor, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
Stacked one side onto the other side to make it tall, then added a new MDF bottom and feet.
  • repurposed desk into chest, home decor, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
After spraying it with primer and black paint, I felt it needed a little something special, so I stenciled a flowering vine all the way up the front of the drawers.
  • repurposed desk into chest, home decor, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
I added some glass knobs to finish it off. Because this piece has two deep drawers that were formally file drawers, and 4 smaller drawers, it is very versatile.I currently have it in the bedroom, storing boots, and business stuff. LOVE how versatile it is, and it's much smaller footprint. Same storage, less floor space. Win/win!you can see the full tutorial on my blog.

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  • Reecebuttercup
    Reecebuttercup
    on Feb 24, 2016

    And way prettier than the orginal

  • Sandra K Salisbury
    Sandra K Salisbury Vancouver, WA
    on May 8, 2016

    You are a "re-updoing" magician!!! Just what an outstanding vision needs-the talent to make it all come together!! 😉👍

  • Rachelmary
    Rachelmary Warwick, RI
    on Jul 11, 2016

    Thank you, now I have a good idea for my old desk(50) years worth. I so love yours.

  • June davis
    June davis Newark, DE
    on Oct 22, 2016

    You did an amazing job. You would never know that it was that desk

  • Dawn Darling
    Dawn Darling
    on Nov 22, 2016

    Fantastic idea! I have a 2 bedrm, 840 sq ft, singlewide mobile home perfect footprint for me;)

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