Very distressed Chest of drawers minus 1!

June 12th, 2011 in member junk     
Moe Moe, member
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My husband's father made this dresser and I may still find the top drawer.  I'm looking for ideas.


Pattern or design used: My own design
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Comments (12)

treasuresfromtheshed writes: I just saw this post and I love it! I like the fact that it is made from a family member. I can see alot of potential in this piece...you can repurpose it for an entertainment piece by using the top missing drawer for the Dvd player or such. You can also use it like someone mentioned as a sideboard in a dinig room with vintage tablecloths stacked in the empty drawer and napkins along with the extra dishes we all need for a large family dinner. I can also see it being used in your bedroom. The missing drawer can hold shallow baskets for jewelry or such and then you could put your lingerie in the other drawers...just some ideas. please let me know what you have done with it. I love to see transformations in progress... Good Luck! Posted: 8:29 pm on June 28th
momacrash writes: It is beautiful and will be a grea addition to any room. put baskets in the space and clean it up and all is well! Posted: 11:57 am on June 24th
lyzajane writes: cut a strip of wood the same length paint it make it look as distreesed as the rest of the paint put an old handle on it and make a fake drawer. Posted: 7:30 am on June 16th
suewhitney writes: Beautiful color/finish. You can just remove the top (save and use for something else)and add new wood to make a recessed top. You could use it as a sideboard in the dining room or kitchen eating area.

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 5:24 am on June 14th
artteachergirl writes: OOPs! I'm always repeating myself...LOL! Posted: 9:30 am on June 13th
artteachergirl writes: I would not do a thing to this beautiful piece! If you can't find the drawer, just find some baskets that aren't very deep, and place them in the top, or even use some trays in the top. Sentimental value is so special, you are blessed to have this dresser. Posted: 9:21 am on June 13th
artteachergirl writes: I would not do a thing to this beautiful piece! If you can't find the drawer, just find some baskets that aren't very deep, and place them in the top, or even use some trays in the top. Sentimental value is so special, you are blessed to have this dresser. Posted: 9:21 am on June 13th
jamminjunk writes: How about a bathroom vanity. You would need a fake front over the missing drawer, cut a whole in the top for a sink or if it is short use a vessel sink to add height. One could build your whole bathroom design around a piece like this. Jammy Posted: 9:14 am on June 13th
oldnews writes: It's beautiful! I'd wax it and leave it be. Especially with the sentimental value it has! Love it! Posted: 7:35 pm on June 12th
konarskio writes: I'm with Jim! It is the perfect piece for any room of the house! Posted: 5:11 pm on June 12th
Marty29 writes: You could use it as a TV stand and make the missing drawer into a shelf for the DVD player and cable box. You could then store DVD's in the the rest of it. Very neat old piece. Posted: 11:55 am on June 12th
JunkArchitect writes: Find the top drawer, dust it off and then give me a call... because I want it.
Really I wouldn't do a thing, especially because your father-in-law built it. I spend hours trying to duplicate a finish like that.

Jim


Posted: 9:07 am on June 12th
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