Before & After: Repurposing a Garage Sale Dresser

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Andrea picked up this dresser at a garage sale for a mere $10. Though it obviously needed some TLC, she appreciated its sturdiness and had a vision of its potential to take center stage in her living room.

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Andrea was able to skip sanding the piece because she painted the entire dresser with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Provence. She then waxed it, first with a clear wax, then with a dark wax to give it the color variation and shine she desired. The top two drawers were removed and disassembled; Andrea used the drawer bottoms to create the shelves that hold the media equipment and baskets. The last step was replacing the hardware with two simpler drawer pulls. For a grand total of $86 for the dresser and supplies, Andrea created a much needed media storage stand for her living space.

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