Saturday, August 27, 2016

Dresser Up-cycle Project

Hi everyone! How is your day going? Me? I am slowly getting back into the swing of things. August has been a rough month with me still mending for my surgery, my dad finding out he has prostate cancer (doctor is hopeful since it has been caught in time) and the sudden lost of our grandson who was only 16 months old. My crafting mojo went into hiding and all I could do was sit and look at my supplies. I have forced myself to complete design team projects for this month  and I am slowly getting that itch to create.
I do have an up-cycle project that has been in the works for several months now and I can now finally share the finished piece. Well, as you all know I am in the never ending remodeling project here and me and my very handy parents are still working in the laundry room, den/breakfast nook/kitchen. In the kitchen was a hideous built in desk...imagine country blue laminate with burgundy tile...can we say ICK! :-p . Well, I had my dad remove the desk but then there was the empty space beneath the cabinets. So I go the idea to refurbish this dresser. As you can see it had seen better days but the best part it is made of wood and solid. The only problem was it was a little too tall for where I wanted to put it. Sooooo...I had my dad cut almost two inches off the top of it. We removed the top before sawing and the decorative piece on the top (that will be used in another project later on).


Pardon my cat's tail in the photo :-D but this is what it looked like after cutting it down. I also removed two of the drawers since I wanted a place for my husband's massive lunch box when he wasn't at work.


My dad installing the shelf in the dresser...the wood is leftover from the desk top that my dad cut for me.


After my dad sanded this is what the completed project looks like.


The paint is actually a custom color. I found a paint chip at Walmart but had it mixed at Lowes. I buy the most expensive paint they have because it has no odor (also this is the color I am painting my kitchen cabinets). I have bad alergies and my husband has migraines...who wants to smell paint for almost two weeks??? Not me!


The top of the dresser I left natural and painted with a clear sealer. Also the drawer pulls I spray painted with Rust-oleum Metal Satin Nickel. Later I might add a curtain to the opening to hide the massive lunch box. ;-) Now I have storage for linens, towels and whatever else that I can't fit into my cabinets.
I hope you like this and if you have any questions please let me know.



Thanks for stopping by, hope your Saturday is wonderful and enjoy creating!


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