After cleaning it & removing the hardware I decided the middle drawer was just too big so I decide to remove it & make this dresser into a media cabinet. I removed the drawer & the runner. Added some thin boards all the way around to make a box. Drilled a hole in the back for cords. I was about half way through painting it Vintage White when a super sweet lady came to look at a chest I had for sale. She really liked this piece to & bought it without even seeing it finished!
The hutch was sitting around for much longer. I was waiting for another piece to come in that would need the hutch. Then I saw this post. I knew exactly what I was going to do! Here is the before:
I flipped it upside down, removed some of the outdated trim pieces, added a top & 2 hooks for hanging. It was painted Traverse City Cherry & dark waxed. I sealed it with Satin Finish. I picture it filled with white Ironstone!
(I know these are terrible pictures but this piece is headed to the shop & I didn't want to make holes in my wall just to stage a photo!)
So now you are probably wondering what is the 3rd piece I am going to make out of this dresser/hutch. Remember that drawer I took out of the middle of the dresser? Well, I was inspired by a photo on Pinterest (that I'm not going to repost without written permission!). I had some old legs sitting around & this huge drawer. Now I am so glad I didn't throw it away! Here is a picture of the legs & drawer put together:
And here is the after:
It made a great table with hidden storage! And the drawer is pretty big so it would be great for extra blankets or to hide toys! So next time you have an extra drawer laying around, think outside the box & see what you can do with it!
Thanks to Cassie for featuring this project this week!