Before and After: From Road Find Dresser to Stunning Desk

Before and After: From Road Find Dresser to Stunning Desk

Jess Watson
Jul 13, 2010

I have a tendency to post a lot of DIY projects on Apartment Therapy which means I've seen some really great and innovative projects, but this before and after blew me away. Daniel, an NYU student, decided he needed a new desk and used this dresser he found on the road as the base. The desk, in all of its amazing glory, is after the jump.

Did you expect modern? I definitely didn't! In love with the aged look of the wood in the dresser, Danny of Manhattan Nest decided to to use it as a base, but took off the legs and hardware. Inspired by the white and laminate wood combo of the George Nelson desk, Danny then painted the drawers and built a desktop out of two layers of MDF. Finishing with the hairpin style legs from IKEA just pulls the whole look together.

To see more pictures and read more of Danny's process (and sarcasm...he's hilarious!), visit Manhattan Nest: A Desk with a View. Thanks to Anna of Door Sixteen for turning us on to this new blog!

Images: Danny Kanter / Manhattan Nest

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