Unwanted dresser turned into beautiful bench


I found this dresser on craigslist for $40. It was fairly beaten up, but I loved the structure. I decided it would make a perfect bench.
I cut off the top and reused it for the seat. Removed the top two rows of drawers. Lined the entire inside of the dresser with birch plywood. Added some trim around the top and to face off the plywood in the front. Then I stained all the new wood a dark color so that when I painted it I would be able to distress the paint down to the same color everywhere.
I even used one of the discarded drawers to make into a dog toy bin. Added four cute legs to raise it off the ground and give it a little "class".
Then I chalk painted the bench and distressed it and dark waxed it. I upholstered the seat in a beautiful earth tone paisley to match my living room. Now my English setters have a gorgeous bench that looks great and is super comfy too. And I got a storage drawer out of the deal.

Top Hometalk Projects

30 Essential Hacks For Cleaning Around Your Home
30 Creative Painting Techniques & Ideas You MUST See
Hide Your Couch's Wear and Tear With These Great Ideas
30 Unbelievable Backyard Update Ideas
30 Fabulous Wreath Ideas That Will Make Your Neighbors Smile
How To: Make Hot Glue Placemats + More Crafts Ideas!
Use Your Old Corks For These 25 Clever Ideas
Fake It Until You Make It! 27 Creative Hacks for High-End Looks
20 Easy Projects To Help You Get Ready For Easter
These Clever Ideas Will Help You With Spring Cleaning
15 Decor Projects That Will Make Your Home Beautiful
21 Ways to Have More Polka Dots in Your Life
14 DIY Must-Haves For All Camping Trips
Do You Want to Make Over a Room in Your Home & Add Gorgeous Built-Ins?
14 Cool Ways To Upholster Chairs That You Can DIY

Have a question about this project?

Join the conversation

2 of 82 comments
  • Cindy
    on Mar 20, 2018

    What an awesome idea. Thanks for sharing your clever transformation!
  • Carter
    on Jul 30, 2019

    Beautiful transformations! Love them!

Your comment...