Repurposed Dresser for Craft Room

November 19th, 2009 in member junk     
MakinItHappen MakinItHappen, member
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This sounds crazy, but I bought this dresser at a thrift store because I fell in love with that little carving on the middle drawer. Ha!  The bottom was gone out of the bottom drawer, so I tossed it and the upper right one as well because it was so warped it wouldn't open and close. Also some of the veneer was loose on the top, so I peeled it all off. I then added some pieces of paneling in the space where those drawers were so I could put boxes in there. Also replaced some of the knobs, and then painted the whole thing. I later put vinyl stick-on tiles on the top. I use it in my craft room to store beading supplies, buttons, fabric, and wrapping paper.


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, cottage, furniture, funky, fun

Comments (13)

RoseGardenRomantic writes: Very cute and clever! Posted: 3:13 pm on March 5th
VignetteStudio writes: Excellent way to use a piece of furniture that may have ended up in a landfill because it had flaws. Good Job! Posted: 4:22 pm on November 25th
shabbychick writes: So cute and functional too!! Great save!

Kathy Posted: 2:00 pm on November 24th
bluebucket writes: Very cute. Good job.
Yours in junking, doreen Posted: 10:39 pm on November 23rd
plumberdaughter writes: We think alike! I did the same thing, I found a dresser with no drawers and had to get it. Love your re purposed dresser. Posted: 9:50 pm on November 20th
alicemom writes: great craft room addition!
smiles, alice Posted: 7:47 pm on November 20th
TinTinJunkFan writes: Really good job on this! Looks great! Posted: 3:57 pm on November 20th
MakinItHappen writes: Hi Kally: To answer your question, I paint over anything. If it looks like paint won't stick to it, just clean off any wax or oil with TSP or one of the paint prep products. If it's too slick, just sand it. I even painted my kitchen countertops years ago and they're still holding up. I used several coats of water-based Varathane over the paint. Posted: 12:13 pm on November 20th
rachelrivniker writes: It is a beautiful idea and a beautiful piece of furniture. It gives me an inspiration to use an old dresser have in my basement. thank u Posted: 11:15 am on November 20th
RustyDiva writes: Cute dresser and great re-do! Posted: 10:59 am on November 20th
suewhitney writes: Cute as can be! Perfect storage unit for a craft room...

Take care,
Sue Posted: 8:28 am on November 20th
kally writes: how do you paint over veneer. I have a dresser that is decent, but that horrible light brown 70;s stuff. How can I make it white like yours? Thanks, yours looks fab. Posted: 12:30 am on November 20th
Prior writes: This really cute and handy. I like the carving, too. Lezlee Posted: 8:17 pm on November 19th
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