You Can Use a Dresser for What Outside?

I wait every year for the closet organizers system to go on sale and then I purchase it. Now all our closets have organizers, but we no longer need dressers for each room. It's great, but I didn't want to get rid of the dresser. So, I had this idea of turning it into and outdoor buffet that could move and roll around - I have big dreams and my hubby is usually skeptical!
Well, I painted the old dresser. My husband attached a plywood piece on the bottom and some wheels. Then, we put door pulls on both ends so it was easy to move around. Let me tell you, our deck gets a lot of action when we have people over and having this outdoor, rolling buffet has helped keep all our extras and necessary items very handy.
Out outdoor, rolling buffet
Our son's old dresser.
Primed it
Painted it black
Fil in holes and dings with wood filler
Flipped upside down for plywood
Wheels on the plywood
Up close of the wheels
Decal I bought on Etsy
I put this decal on the top to make it look classy and elegant
Painted black - looks great!
Top of the outdoor buffet
Wheels doing their job
Handles on either end to help it move easily
Buffet at night on our deck
Organizing Made Fun-Becky Barnfather
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  • Trisha D. @bnwobsession Trisha D. @bnwobsession on May 21, 2014
    What a great idea to add casters. I cannot tell you how many times I'm outside and need to move something wishing everything had wheels!! Someday when we have a beautiful deck, we'll be making something like this to tote all our outdoor placesettings! (because in wisconsin we cherish the warm weather while it lasts ha!)

  • Karen Cederquist Karen Cederquist on Dec 29, 2014
    Great idea and beautiful job!

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