This is how the dresser looked when I brought it home.
Beat-up Dresser to Stylish Changing Table
My friend had an old, beat-up dresser that she was getting ready to rummage or throw out. I said I'd take it and make it new again. I've seen fantastic dresser transformations but my favorites are the ones where the dresser becomes a bench with storage space. So I knew exactly what I was going to do with the old piece of furniture.
The first step was to cut off what I didn't need. The legs went first - I needed to shorten it, to make it an appropriate sitting height. Then I removed two of the top row drawers and cut off the top using a jigsaw.
I cut some wainscoting material to fit the open gaps where the drawers used to be and nailed that into place.
After a thorough sanding, I painted everything with some leftover gray Behr paint.
I don't have any photos of the seat cushion in process, but I used 1 inch foam cushion, soft white fabric, and fabric glue to make the cover. I added some sleek silver handles to finish off the piece.
Before and after. The dresser was free from a friend, and the paint and foam cushion were leftover from previous projects. So I really only had to spend money on the handles and white fabric. Overall, it was a very cheap project for me and I think it turned out great!