Gail Salminen
Gail Salminen
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Repurposed dresser


Tania Crawford has prompted me to post - she had a wonderful piece she posted here and I took it for inspiration. Decided tonight that we should add more boards to the back - reclaimed from the fence we replaced last year. So here it goes - thanks Tania for the inspiration - more photos when we have the back done.
This is the very inexpensive but ugly dresser I found to try to achieve a rendition of Tania's inspiration.
This is the very inexpensive but ugly dresser I found to try to achieve a rendition of Tania's inspiration.
side view
side view
another view
another view
still another
still another
I scraped some paint away to see what I had to work with - not great but not bad.
I scraped some paint away to see what I had to work with - not great but not bad.
Almost done, thought I was done but decided tonight to add painted reclaimed fence boards to the back so more to come.
Almost done, thought I was done but decided tonight to add painted reclaimed fence boards to the back so more to come.
The floor of the bottom shelf is from the fence we replaced last year.
The floor of the bottom shelf is from the fence we replaced last year.
Top view - yes that is my car in the background.
Top view - yes that is my car in the background.
Back view - this is where I will - or should I say hubby will be, as he is the carpenter in this project - anyway they will be added.
Back view - this is where I will - or should I say hubby will be, as he is the carpenter in this project - anyway they will be added.
Side view
Side view
Another front view. - Oh my this is my first post. 
This piece is replacing a smaller old dresser we keep our dish cloths, tea towels and office supplies etc. in. So now I already have plans to refinish that one for our master bath!
Another front view. - Oh my this is my first post. This piece is replacing a smaller old dresser we keep our dish cloths, tea towels and office supplies etc. in. So now I already have plans to refinish that one for our master bath!

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  • Pilan
    on Jul 17, 2016

    Love this chest of drawers. A dresser is the shorter long with a mirror. I especially love the color. Great choice

  • Pilan
    on Jul 17, 2016

    Which one is the finished picture. I just noticed the green is not the color you painted. Oops

    • Gail Salminen
      on Jul 18, 2016

      The original colour when I got it was lime green. With a lot of work I was able to return to some of the original wood colour accented with black on the rest of it.

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