Dresser Transformation

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I still find it hard to imagine that there are people out there, just seemingly ordinary people like you and I, who can find drab-drama remnant dressers and make a recycled furniture piece out of them that could have been in the showroom of Restoration Hardware, Williams Sonoma or some other fancy place like that.

Take a look at RedouxInteriors.com’s project. The ‘before’, The ‘after’.

recycled furniture: awesome dresser makeover

photo credit: RedouxInteriors.com


Upcycling a Dresser

We are talking ‘total dresser transformation’ here, rather than an upgrade to a dresser with a mere lick of paint. She ripped out the two drawer-supports for this drawer-less dresser. She replaced them with one good, solid inner shelf.

And reuse, reduce, recycled: she cut the drawer runners in half and used them on either side of the dresser walls to support the new shelf. She used a contrast stain for the top. Formidable. What a metamorphosis! A brand new shelving unit with baskets that I would just adore for my kitchen.

What an inspiration, heh?!!

What recycled furniture project are YOU going to tackle today?

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  1. Thank you so much for such a lovely feature! Sharing at all my hangouts. -K

  2. I like it!

    Here’s mine! http://tamarajewelry.wordpress.com/2012/11/01/diy-mirrored-dresser/

    Mirrored, easy, a bit expensive, but looks amazing!

  3. This girl always amazes with her fab curbside makeovers. She finds the best junque… and rocks it out!

  4. Thanks for the post, my middle son called just last night to see if I could pick up an old wooden dresser minus the drawers to put in our burn pile. He closes on his first house tomorrow, won’t he be surprised to get the dresser back like the one in the picture to use as an island in the kitchen. Great timing!!

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