A Street Sign Dresser Facelift

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While we appreciate vivid new paint jobs and interesting stencils, it is always exciting to see fresh ideas for rescuing and refurbishing old furniture. This project covers up old drawer fronts with a material we don't often see used in this situation--aluminum. And it's not the material itself that makes this dresser so unique, it's where the material is sourced: street signs.It's brilliant if you think about it--street signs are like an edgy paint job and a unique stencil wrapped into one package. Instructables contributor Seamster saw the potential of both the discarded dresser and the old signs, which he got for free from his local road department (it goes without saying that stealing them from the street is a bad idea on many levels). He first put in the time on the dresser to get it into working condition and then nicely finished with a dark stain. Then he decided on the best arrangement of the signs and commenced cutting, which he did with a circular saw equipped with a standard blade (aluminum evidently cuts quite easily).

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Add some simple black drawer pulls and a few coats of polyurethane and all signs point to this one-of-a-kind project being a done deal.

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(Images: Instructables contributor Seamster)

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