French Dresser Turned Bench

I was at a garage sale and a lady was selling this dresser, the only catch was it didn't have any drawers. EEK but I couldn't pass up these french legs, they get me every time!
After I got it home it just sat in my garage until I could figure out what to do with it. And then it came to me....A BENCH!!
I wanted the bench to have extra storage so I only took out 4 of the 9 drawers.
Once I had the drawers out I made the seat and back for the bench, and since there are no drawers I lined them all with bead board to finish it off!
To see how I finished this off head over to my blog!

Brooke @ Start at Home
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  • Rowena Priest Rowena Priest on Mar 08, 2016
    How did you remove the top? I have one that has shelves on each side and drawers in middle want to put bench in the middle. Can you text me at 2286973481
  • Melanie Melanie on Mar 23, 2016
    How did you make it strong enough to sit on?


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  • Judy Judy on Sep 10, 2016
    What a beautiful transformation. Love it. I got rid of a dresser just like this that used to be in my daughter's room and now I'm so sad I didn't keep it and do something like this with it. Just wonderful.
  • Blandean Fretwell Blandean Fretwell on Nov 08, 2017
    I have one with all the drawers but I like this