Before & After: Curbside Dresser Becomes a Custom Bench

My Repurposed Life

Gail found this dresser by the side of the road, obviously already the victim of a failed DIY effort. The top had been removed and two drawers were missing (though the drawer fronts remained). Despite its sad condition, Gail brought it home, certain she could make something great from this curbside find.

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Gail removed the interior supports for the upper two drawers, and used the drawer fronts to form the back of the bench. She added trim and moulding, and used plywood to create the base for an upholstered seat. This once abandoned dresser now has a new lease on life as a bench at the end of an elderly couple's bed.

Projects like this that save a solid piece of furniture from a landfill are a great reminder to look over any piece for the creative possibilities before giving up on it. For more pictures of Gail's dresser makeover, check out My Repurposed Life: Old Dresser into Bench.

Images: Gail of My Repurposed Life.