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......
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!)
I added trim around the top to create a "rail", filled the nail holes and she was ready for her makeover.....
I painted it in Kristi Kuehl Pure Home Paints Derby and Bisque, lightly distressed and Matte Protective Finish. She lasted less than a week!

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  • Rosalie Rosalie on Jan 15, 2016
    did you have to remove any varnish before painting?

  • Jan shea Jan shea on Jan 18, 2016
    What did you mean, "she lasted less than a week."?

  • Christy Christy on Jan 20, 2016
    I really like this, so I know this is a dumb question, but what is it?


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