Dresser to Chest Transformation

This old, beat up dresser was one that Annie’s husband was ready to toss in the burn pile.  Despite the missing drawer and peeling veneer, Annie was sure it could be salvaged, and she blogged about it at Unexpected Transformations.

Unexpected Transformations dresser before

Annie decided the best use for this dresser–considering the shape it was in–was to cut it down and turn it into a completely new piece of furniture!  She was nervous about cutting into it, but figured that since it was a free piece of furniture, a mistake wouldn’t be the end of the world.  “I cut the top two drawers off,” she explains.  “Then I used some plywood from the garage and some trim to tie it all together. The trim came from the building I work in that was built in 1887.”  To complete the transformation, Annie used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White and Louis Blue to paint what had become a lovely chest/bench.  What a difference!

Unexpected Transformations dresser after

Find out more about this dresser repurposed into a storage bench at Unexpected Transformations.


  1. Wow, that’s quite a transformation! I love the paint, too!

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