How To Turn A Garage Sale Dresser Into A Volkswagen Bus

It's garage sale season and there are treasures to be found. The saying, "One man's trash is another man's treasure" couldn't be more true. I was given this dresser for free that was deemed as "junk", but with some TLC and a creative drive, it is my pleasure to introduce you to BEEP. Come see this fun project in detail!
I'd like to introduce you to BEEP, my latest Art Deco makeover complete with chrome accents and a story to tell.
Amazing that this tall boy was spoken of as being junk. I say, "Bring it on!" and get my makeover groove on.
With my towel-soak method, those two layers of veener came off in one fell swoop like butter off of hot toast.
With some funkified accents, this piece is starting to take shape.
I create my design with cardboard, plastic lids, cardstock...whatever sutis the purpose.
Come meet BEEP and say "Hi!" - just click on the link to see more.
Larissa ~ Prodigal Pieces
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  • Katie Katie on Feb 13, 2019

    where did you find the Volkswagen sign to put on there ? :))

  • Linda Dlouhy Linda Dlouhy on Mar 07, 2019

    Please explain your towel soak method for removing the old finish

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  • Tammy Terry Nance Tammy Terry Nance on Mar 06, 2019

    Oh my heart! I love what you done to upcycle this piece. So so cute ...But, I have the wordrob, vanity and bed to match the orginal chest of drawers. 🤪 I have been looking for one every where.

  • Jamie Jamie on Jul 22, 2020

    I look at every makeover that there is. I love what you did. I don't have any children but I wish I did so I could make this dresser. It is so original, thumbs up. I am going to keep it just incase I ever get a chance to make one.

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