Friday, August 20, 2010

Trash to Treasure --- Dresser Transformation

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Dresser Transformation
What do you do with a dresser that has drawers beyond repair?

You take them out and replace them with a couple of shelves, of course...or at least you have your husband do that and then you paint it. 

The construction of these drawers were ok, but the veneer was in terrible condition.  It was either put new fronts on or take them out.  I opted to take them out.  My husband built two plywood shelves and trimmed them in the original trim that separated the drawers.  Isn't he clever?

I painted the dresser in Creamy by Sherwin Williams and the interior in a pretty blue.

I found a galvanized box that was the perfect size for one of the cubbies.  It's for sale separately, but hopefully whoever sees it will love the box inside and have to buy both.  That's the idea, anyway!

I brought the blue of the interior up to the box mounted on the dresser top. 

 I really love how this dresser turned out...I think I may have to make another. 


  1. This dresser came out beautifully. I love the blue distressed color and all the nice touches added to it such as the boxes. Great job. God bless. Cathy

  2. oh this turned out sooooo the shabby chic, cottage whats inside too:>)

  3. Holy smokes - I never would have thought about taking out some drawers and painting it...looks fabulous. I've GOT to find me an old dresser!!