Pieces of Time East
Pieces of Time East
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  • Newberry, SC

1930's Dresser Repurposed Into a Bench!


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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  • Mis2643939
    on Jan 14, 2016

    What do you mean it lasted last than a week?it broke?

    • None
      on Jan 14, 2016

      @Mistymavis She sold it in less than a week.

  • Mary M. Prinzavalli
    on Jan 15, 2016

    Beautiful and love the pillows on it. Did you make those? Someday I think I will try to make a bench like yours. I also like the sign over the bench and did you do that too. I saw signs on a couple of things and was wondering if you have a shop where you sell those items? A job well done and I too like the colors.

  • Rosalie
    on Jan 16, 2016

    did you have to remove any varnish before painting?

  • Jan shea
    on Jan 19, 2016

    What did you mean, "she lasted less than a week."?

  • Christy
    on Jan 20, 2016

    I really like this, so I know this is a dumb question, but what is it?

    • Anne jocelyn C
      on Jan 20, 2016

      @Christy a bench with a drawer beneath the "sitting" bencchtop. Hope not confusing you.... :)

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