Old Dresser to an Entry Bench

Found this old dresser and wanted to create something more interesting.
Before and after.
A solidly built dresser, but a little plain. What to do?
Nice drawers...Maybe a bench
If I cut out this side and build sides, it just could work.
I had to build a support for the seat and made a cushion but didn't like the way it looked.
So I made a different cushion that I like better.
Added the other one for a back and fell in love!

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  • Shelli Gunther Shelli Gunther on Jun 12, 2017
    Are the drawers under the seat usable?

  • MaryLynn Siebenschuh MaryLynn Siebenschuh on Jun 20, 2019

    • I Love this project! the post states that you are with the Hometalk Tutorial Team, so where is the Tutorial? There is no link to a blog or website and as a self taught DIYer I would need more guidance to take on your wonderful project for myself. Is there more info anywhere on this dresser/bench? I would love to give it a try!

  • Vikki Long Vikki Long on Jun 22, 2020

    I would love to try this project, but I don't see the tutorial. Is there more information?


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  • Pamela Pamela on Jan 27, 2020

    This could be used in a kids room, somewhere to sit & "read" a book, or a device.

  • Pamela Pamela on Dec 30, 2020

    We are looking for a narrow dresser to make into a kitchen island. Your repurposed dresser is wonderful!!