Curbside find turned bench with storage

By Chic and Shabby Furniture By Rebecca in Methuen, MA.

I found a dresser on the side of the road. Instantly I knew I had to have it and what I wanted to do with it. It had one more drawer so we fit the drawer to go in the bottom. Cut off the top half of the dresser, put a new back on it, and secured it all together. I added a lot of padding, fabric and attached the top. The body needed a lot of wood filler, so I sanded it down and painted it in a leftover gray, whites and silver. A lot of work but it is always amazing to save a beautiful vintage piece of furniture from the landfill! 

Project Category

Upcycling Merit CategoriesSecondary Purpose

Products Used

  • Wood to get it all back together
  • A lot of wood putty
  • The gray is a random gray I had left over
  • General Finishes winter white glaze
  • Silver mixed with the gray
  • General finishes VanDyke Brown glaze on the sides

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