Well, it’s easy to figure that out, because this dresser is full of maps! Karen from The Salvaged Boutique rescued this dresser from the curbside on garbage day. Although it had sustained some minor damage, she knew that it could be repaired and restyled.
At Makin’ My Apt a Home, Arod’s daughter has been wanting a New York City theme for her bedroom. Mom decided to make it a reality, and the first step was transforming this hand-me-down dresser.
At The Golden Sycamore, Allison and her husband found this old wash stand when they were cleaning out their basement. Free furniture is always the best kind to experiment with, so Allison seized the opportunity to try using milk paint for the first time by giving this piece a little makeover.
“My Step-Dad found this dresser at the side of the road on garbage day,” confesses Shelly at 100 Things 2 Do. She was in desperate need of a place to corral miscellaneous winter gear, like hats and gloves, and decided that the old dresser could serve a new purpose.
“This dresser was part of my bedroom set growing up,” Abby explains at Just a Girl and Her Blog, “and I took it with me when I left my parents’ house and never gave it back.” She’s used the dresser in different ways around her house, even painting it black several years ago, as you see in the picture below.
Here’s a rescue of my own that I shared at Infarrantly Creative. This brown dresser was one a friend was getting ready to toss out, but she passed it along to me, instead.
“I found this dresser sitting on the curb on garbage day when I was out walking, my dog, Buddy,” Erin explains at DIY Passion. “Hilarity ensued and it did eventually end up in my car and in our sunroom, where it sat, musty and yucky for months until I started to come up with a whole space vision.”
At The New Vintage, Mei used a mistinted can of paint to give this mid century modern dresser a snazzy new look. “I must confess that I am addicted to using mistint paints for two great reasons: 1) Environmentally friendlier. I am recycling paints that for some reason other people don’t want; 2) Economical – you get the paints for a bargain,” Mei explains.