Tuesday 6 March 2012
Dresser to Bench
Have you ever been just so excited by a project you couldn't stop till you had it done? and then done just right?
The other day I was looking around at all the blogs and something caught my eye.
The wonderful women over at
Chic Staging had created something that just made me itch to try it.
You can see it HERE
Isn't she just the cutest bench?
I was soooooooo in luv!!
So I contacted Kamille and asked her if she minded me "stealing" her idea. She was so gracious and kind and gladly gave me her blessing.
Lucky for me. I didn't have to search any farther than my own workshop for a dresser that would work wonderfully for this.
Isn't this wonderful?
Top was all cut up and one of the drawers was missing.
Honestly I felt bad for the guy selling this. He had no idea what to do with it and it was strapped together with wires. I wish I had taken a pic of it in it's original shape. This was after a bit of fixing up.
I'm getting off topic here. (I do that at times...lol)
So here she is all dressed up (don't mind the pillows. I ran into my daughters room and stole some from her reading nook.
Isn't she sweet?
I primed, painted, glazed, then distressed and sealed it.
These handles came off another project, and are at least 100 years old. I thought they went perfectly with this.
I decided to finish the back as well so it can be put anywhere and still look good.
Original wooden key holes, and the locking mechanism still works! I love that :)
I added lots of trim to dress it up just a bit. :)
So what do you think? Even my 22 year old 6'3" son loves it! That is saying a lot! lol
Now I have another one that I was thinking of doing the same thing to, but different colour. However my husband just informed me he has his own idea on what he wants to do with that one.
This could be interesting...lol