New Purpose for an Old Dresser

Remodelaholic shares this awesome repurposed dresser by Laura Beth of A Step in the Journey.  When this hand-me-down dresser was no longer needed as a TV console in her home, Laura Beth decided it was time for the vintage dresser to have a new purpose and a new look.



The dresser had great bones, but a worn finish, so the first step in the makeover was paint.  Laura Beth painted it taupe with playful, white chevron stripes on the drawers.  Since the dresser’s new purpose would be serving as a kitchen buffet, the next step was adding a butcher block top….without the cost of actual butcher block.  Laura Beth purchased sanded plywood, glued it to the top of the dresser, and gave it the look of butcher block with alternating stripes of stain.  Incredible!



This is a really detailed makeover, so make sure you click over to Remodelaholic to learn all about it.

Faux Butcher Block Cabinet

All of us dumpster-diving, roadkill rescuing fanatics await the day when we will be driving along and see a pile of loot sporting the beautiful letters F-R-E-E. For Dy at Just Simply Live that dream finally became a reality and landed her with this unique wood cabinet.

cabinet before

Dy painted the base a crisp white and then used different colors of stain to achieve a butcher block finish as inspired by Mandi from Vintage Revivals. Dy says this is her favorite piece to date. Not only was it free but just “really rad.” Who knows… maybe tomorrow will be YOUR lucky day!

cabinet with faux butcher block top

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