Old dresser face lift

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Project by Marc Craig posted 02-25-2016 01:46 PM 755 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife found a dresser someone painted white and then donated to Goodwill. She had seen some people made an entertainment stand out of them and asked what I could do with it. Turns out its a fun project that really pushed me to think outside the box. I took the legs off the bottom along with the decorative molding and added my own legs. This dresser is solid 3/4” particle board and some large slabs of pine so it was not cheaply built and one heavy item. I took 4 of the 6 drawers out and installed shelves for movies and things. I then added a top that has a wooden floor look to it made of 2” pine strips stained with a dark mahogany stain and finished with a hand blended oil finish. Though it is more of a refinishing project I thought I would share the end product because it was fun looking past the dresser and finding a very functional entertainment center that is now a conversation starter when family and friends see it.

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#1 posted 03-15-2016 12:45 PM

Nice job, did something similar for my living room

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#2 posted 03-15-2016 01:33 PM

Looks pretty good, but your pictures are a bit dark to actually see what you did. Hope you dont mind, but I tried to lighten it up a bit.

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#3 posted 03-15-2016 02:29 PM

Thanks for the en-lightened photo Joe (rim shot)

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