Dresser Repurposing Take 2

December 12th, 2011 in member junk     
GypsyBarn Jasmin Marisett, contributor
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The New Washstand! Ideal for any bathroom to hide those toiletries!
Double opening doors serve no purpose at all, but they look funky on there.  We were contemplating having the inner doors open reverse direction in case you need an emergency roll of paper while sitting on the lou beside the stand ...... no need to stand up and open it the other way! But then laughed and thought, who is actually going to put it directly beside where potential potty training mishaps could occur?  She is now done in all her glory with tons of storage space inside for items of any size!
Here is the before Dresser!  It looked fine .. until you open the drawers and found the inside 3/4 missing. no drawer bottoms, no stoppers or runners to slide on , it was a right mess! So we diceided she could be repurposed and saved!
The New Washstand! Ideal for any bathroom to hide those toiletries!
Double opening doors serve no purpose at all, but they look funky on there.  We were contemplating having the inner doors open reverse direction in case you need an emergency roll of paper while sitting on the lou beside the stand ...... no need to stand up and open it the other way! But then laughed and thought, who is actually going to put it directly beside where potential potty training mishaps could occur?  She is now done in all her glory with tons of storage space inside for items of any size!

The New Washstand! Ideal for any bathroom to hide those toiletries!

Double opening doors serve no purpose at all, but they look funky on there.  We were contemplating having the inner doors open reverse direction in case you need an emergency roll of paper while sitting on the lou beside the stand ...... no need to stand up and open it the other way! But then laughed and thought, who is actually going to put it directly beside where potential potty training mishaps could occur?  She is now done in all her glory with tons of storage space inside for items of any size!


The Old dresser neeed to be saved!  Beautiful wood need not be sent to the dump!  We had a pile of old shutters and these ones fit to  a T and had the unique look to them that fit her makepver just perfectly!

We had a spare washstand backing in our Wood Re-Use Pile ....... and thought it would be an ideal Tiara for the royal shabby sweetheart when all was said and done!


Pattern or design used: My own design - Washstand / Dresser Conversion
posted in: member junk, chic, bathroom, shelf, brown, great room, sunroom, mudroom, paint, wax

Comments (10)

Vicky writes: Oh and rods on both sides for toilet paper and towels. Posted: 7:50 pm on September 15th
Vicky writes: I say it's not done til you put a sink in/on it and a mirror. Then it will look complete in my mind. Posted: 7:48 pm on September 15th
junkredeemer writes: Shutters are so amazing and versatile, love em! Great piece, awesome design! Posted: 9:01 pm on December 25th
Stonesthrow writes: Oh my gosh love it!! Sooooo pretty!
Posted: 6:14 am on December 19th
CottageElements writes: Great redo on this piece!

Lani Posted: 8:43 am on December 17th
GypsyBarn writes: Thank you everyone!! Sherri - I usually start with an idea .... then I make some sort of mistake which I stand back and look at the piece and go hmmmmmm .... that actually works - and then I totally change my design! I'd say about 75% of the things I do usually work that way! Or my lovely hubby shows up and says = what iffffffffffffffff ...... and pulls some Macgyver idea out of nowhere - we bicker over it and create something together! I'm not sure how to bottle that! But if I figure it out .. I'll let you know! Posted: 7:02 pm on December 16th
sandyrae writes: great finish!! Posted: 11:41 am on December 16th
Funky_Junk_Donna writes: this piece is to die for! Shutters?!? Wow. That patina you managed to achieve is amazing...

Donna Posted: 11:56 pm on December 14th
gadgetsponge writes: Awesome results. I really like that finish. Posted: 7:33 pm on December 13th
CleverJunk writes: Another great transformation. You have such vision. I admire that a great deal...I always feel like my furniture projects are experiments and I have no idea how they'll turn out. Do you get an idea and pretty much know what you want the end result to be? If so, can you bottle that and send me some?
Thanks again,
Sherri Posted: 7:19 pm on December 12th
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