Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Reclaimed Dresser

Went to an auction and bought a bunch of stuff......went back and picked the "Free" pile. You know I am not above dumpster diving or free piles!  This dresser was sitting all cute and just begging for someone to love it.  I was missing the top drawer but I didn't let that stop me from stuffing into the back of my Rendezvous!

As you can see in the picture I tipped it over on its side and took my hand held jig saw to it.  I drew a line all the way around the three sides and cut it down leaving it a two drawer dresser.  I then re-attached the top with some glue and screws, all ready to prime and paint.

I decided on using a old looking grayish blue paint I had and then added a Union Jack to the top.

So if ever you see a dresser that is missing a drawer this is one alternative you may consider.


  1. Fabulous - love it!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  2. OMG - you're amazing - power tools are so out of my league!
    It turned out just gorgeous -

    1. Thank you so much!!!!!!! I love power tools I just blew up my sander and band saw so I have to get my husband to look at them before I go into shock!!!!!!!!lol

  3. Gotta love free! And, you made it into an amazing piece! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from PJH Designs. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/09/make-it-pretty-monday-week-15.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  4. This is a true Gem!!!! You did it proud! Just lovely.

  5. Thanks so much for sharing this great project on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Love how the dresser turned out and painting the Union Jack on the top was brilliant. New Follower!

  6. I've always liked the Union Jack so I think your dresser is great.
    Enjoyed my visit.

  7. Very impressive. I would never had undertaken such a big project. I also like the Union Jack paint. I guess I need to get some guts and go for that too. I have a perfect chest waiting for one.