Dressers with Broken Drawers. No Problemo.

October 15th, 2014 in member junk     
GypsyBarn Jasmin Marisett, contributor
24 users recommend

The finished product :)
A great example of one of the drawers. Im not too sure how that even worked for as long as it did. Pieced together with a bunch of random bits.
the top before.
Staining the interior shelf area. I chose to stain the entire interior to match.
Prepping for the image. A coat of matte paint.
Letting the tea stain sit for a while.
After the image transfer - complete. The front drawers are now a door that swings open to a cubby hole.
The finished product :)

The finished product :)


My vision - find a dresser with destroyed drawers so I can justify turning them into a swing out door instead. A wee bit more elbow grease involved than I had thought but worth it.
I wanted a classic look that wouldn't be too "fad-dy" and chose the map. I do love maps!!! Now I have a great piece with much more storage for all the big bulky items I use on a daily basis but have no where pretty to store them!!


Pattern or design used: My own design - The Map Dresser
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Comments (8)

bigdogmom1960 writes: Thinking outside of the box really works on this piece. Great way to re-engineer an old chest of drawers or dresser. Posted: 2:42 pm on August 3rd
GypsyBarn writes: Thank you everyone! And Brian..... seriously - I have been thinking about asking you to help me take shoots lol. I love how you show off your work! Seriously considering a road trip this summer! Posted: 5:31 pm on January 21st
PlentyPlace writes: This is so pretty. You do great work! Posted: 12:44 pm on October 29th
AtticusFinch writes: Great transformation...and you maintained the character of the original piece.
Sheri Posted: 7:17 am on October 24th
Marymc writes: This is beautiful! What a wonderful job you did!! Posted: 8:28 am on October 19th
MakinItHappen writes: Those gorgeous maps look like they were always there. Love it! Posted: 12:44 pm on October 18th
gadgetsponge writes: I want you to come stage my photos. Looks fantastic. Posted: 7:30 am on October 18th
georgiamoon writes: Wow, this is an amazing transformation! Posted: 5:27 am on October 16th
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