Before & After: Three Storage Pieces

Before & After: Three Storage Pieces

Kyle Freeman
Sep 25, 2009

We sure love when you send us before and after photos of your DIY projects. Apartment Therapy Boston reader Lindsay sent us makeover pictures of three storage pieces (two dressers and a cabinet) that she beautifully resurrected.

From Lindsay: "I've redone a couple of old dressers, and thought Apartment Therapy could post the photos to give people some dresser inspiration! I forgot to take a before-picture of the bureau with the green knobs, but included the after pictures anyway. I've had that dresser since I was a baby, and over the years it has just sort of followed me into adulthood and thus into my little Cambridge apartment. It was a dingy, scuffed-up white with huge wooden knobs before it was redone.

The longer dresser was one I found on the sidewalk, awaiting the garbage fairies. After much sanding, sweating and sneezing, it finally morphed from it's ugly old-english caterpillar stage and into the current butterfly stage of dusty green-blue with satin silver knobs. The vintage mirror was from my parents' cellar and used to be a very dark wood color, and the box in the middle was also plain wood- I silver leafed both in a weekend, and added the glass lamps on the sides (they were from Target). I'd like to eventually switch out the current runner (which was just lying around my apartment) with an undyed natural-linen one, but I haven't found one I like yet.

Oh yeah- I also redid my boyfriend's computer-desk-thing which he uses as a record table. I repainted it the same color as the dresser and hid all the crap inside by modifying some super inexpensive diner curtains and stringing them across with some picture-hanging wire."

Lovely work Lindsay - thanks for sharing!

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