Before & After: Dilapidated Dresser Gets New Lease on Life

published Oct 5, 2011
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When Holly’s sister drove by this piece at a garage sale, it caught her eye despite the battered finish and missing drawer. $15 (and another trip to the garage sale) later, Holly had a project, a piece she knew could bring back to life even though she wasn’t yet certain where in her new house it would go.

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A few coats of paint later, and this dresser was no longer a sad garage sale piece but Holly still wasn’t sure how to use it. Then inspiration struck and the repurposed dresser became a unique TV stand. The shape and scale make this media stand a focal piece in Holly’s living room, and the curved legs and open space underneath lend a lovely old-world touch to a piece designed to hold modern conveniences.

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

For more pictures of this makeover, check out Holly’s post — Life in the Fun Lane: Putting Our Life Back Together.

Images: Holly at Life in the Fun Lane.