Dresser to short? Raise it up with a simple wood apron and paint.

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We took a $20 garage sale find, added paint and a simple wood apron around the front that raised the dresser up six inches turning it into the same height as a more expensive retail piece. Three colors of CeCe Caldwells chalk paint was used to distress the dresser.
See the complete transformation at http://www.blissranch.blogspot.com/2012/11/dresser-redo-virginia-chestnut-meets.html
Garage Sale Dresser Redo
Apron Frame to Add Height
Wood Apron Before Paint
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  • Patty Winchell- Yettaw Patty Winchell- Yettaw on Sep 18, 2014
    Do you think this would work without the front piece? I have an antique dresser I want to raise about 3" to be able to fit my steamer trunk underneath. So I need it to be open in front so I can still get to my trunk and the things inside it. I'm just worried about stability when I open the drawers. Or should I just go with some clear risers you can get for beds etc? Thanks for your input
    • Bliss R Bliss R on Sep 19, 2014
      @Patty Winchell- Yettaw Hmmm.... yeah, I think it would be unstable in the front to leave it off, but maybe you could make the front board only a couple inches tall and lift the steamer trunk up over that lip and set it in?