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Antique Dresser Turned Bench

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I bought this dresser two years ago. Three of the four drawers had broken wooden glides and the top had a crack from the front to the back. I ended up keeping it for myself instead of selling it. I recently replaced it in my home with a hutch so had to find a new purpose for it. This is what I decided to do.
  • antique dresser turned bench, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
  • antique dresser turned bench, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
Before-Pictures don't show all the things wrong with this little dresser, but I definitely didn't want to send it to the dump!
  • antique dresser turned bench, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
We ended up cutting it in half and reusing the top for the seat and the edge pieces to trim out the front of the arms. We used new wood to make the arm rests and the inside of the back and sides, but reused all the old wood from the dresser to rebuild it.
  • antique dresser turned bench, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
I made the cushion out of foam and batting.
  • antique dresser turned bench, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
Love these vintage looking glass knobs and love how they compliment the paint color. The color is Covington Blue from Benjamin Moore.
  • antique dresser turned bench, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
After--

To see more: http://createinspireme.blogspot.com/2014/04/dresser-turned-bench.html

Got a question about this project?

  • Judy72649
    Judy72649 Ralls, TX

    I could just cry when I see what some people do to antiques. I wish you people would research the pieces and get an idea of the workmanship involved in their history BEFORE destroying them. Oh well, I make a lot of money restoring them the right

  • Judy Capone Mantell
    Judy Capone Mantell Brentwood, CA

    It is gorgeous. Some antiques do look better when they are re-purposed. While I agree with Judy on really fine quality antiques, I like what you have done with this piece.

  • Nikki
    Nikki Fenton, MO

    I love this!!! The color and fabric and everything about this piece, it is gorgeous!!

  • Christina Robart
    Christina Robart Summerville, SC

    Beautiful transformation! Love the color and the new life you gave a piece that may have been thrown away. :)

  • Hervoline Pearson
    Hervoline Pearson Fort Washington, MD

    I can see this in a little girls room also. My granddaughter would love to sit and read in it. Love it.

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