Alicia
Alicia
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  • Villas, NJ

French Provincial Dresser Re-purpose


I had a dresser that wasn't reparable for dresser use. I wanted to do something with it because it still had good wood structure and the style is very unique.
french provincial dresser re purpose
Here is what I started with.
french provincial dresser re purpose
Horrible water damage to it's top and sides.
french provincial dresser re purpose
Horrible particle board top. This dresser was both real wood and particle board.
french provincial dresser re purpose
Lining the decorative backing was very difficult but i managed. I had to build wood sides to attach the backing to because it was all hollow.
french provincial dresser re purpose
I wanted to do a re-purpose from a dresser to a bench for a long time and waited for the right one to convert and this one was the one. I'm sorry I didn't get many pictures as to the support system I built but it's very standard. I had actually built two layers of weight support throughout the side framing. I needed the two front sides and decided to cut out the drawers and made a curved look.
french provincial dresser re purpose
Sanded the drawers for a nice smooth clean look and that new wood smell.
french provincial dresser re purpose
I didn't have one large piece for the top arm rest but I decided to draw cut and create my own.
french provincial dresser re purpose
My jigsaw works very well and was able to give it a clean straight cut.
french provincial dresser re purpose
Here is my cut before a light sanding.
french provincial dresser re purpose
I originally wasn't going to bother with cushions but I couldn't help myself.
Measuring and cutting the foam :)
french provincial dresser re purpose
Bottom cushions sized and cut.
french provincial dresser re purpose
I also made 3 throw pillows as well.
french provincial dresser re purpose
A complete Transformation. I'm no professional in wood working but, I must say, I think I did good with this one. I have a small house, a small place to work and a small amount of tools, no pretty background & setup for pictures but I always just do my best with what I have. Always growing my knowledge for wood working. I'm sorry I didn't get many follow along pictures for this one, i tend to forget because I get so deep in to my work! I will be sharing more projects and taking more pictures throughout the process. Thanks for looking :)
french provincial dresser re purpose
I was originally going to paint the drawers along with the frame but the wood was entirely to nice and went with a partial stain & paint.
french provincial dresser re purpose
I made Removable/Washer safe Envelope Cushion Covers. Very easy to clean and they are very durable.
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  • Sande
    on Jul 14, 2019

    Girl if this is a beginner project for you, I can’t wait to see what you can do in 6 months 😂

    Congrats...it’s beautiful 👏👏👏

  • Sug27683486
    on Jul 14, 2019

    Just beautiful. Great transformation

    Cheers Susie

  • Donna
    on Jul 15, 2019

    Looks beautiful,so jealous 😊

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  • Sandra Frisby
    on Jul 28, 2019

    This is a work of art, my dear, You can come and redo my small home anytime!

  • John herb
    on Aug 7, 2019

    amazing job, well done!! beautiful coffee table bench too!!!!!!!!!!

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