Thursday, January 29, 2015

Part Three of Dresser RePurpose

This is where Gwen added the 1 x 8's to the top and 2 x 4s for the legs.

The project is coming along pretty good.  This post is about adding and enlarging a new top and two legs.  Do you know what it is now?  read more...



The following are the steps she took to get it to this point.

  • Removed three drawers for the door area. 
  • Removed the drawer guides.
  • Added 1 x 2 to door opening.  She had to make the correct opening to add the doors.
  • Cut and added the framework for the overhang.
  • Added 1 x 2 on top of outer drawer ledges for height she wanted for shelves.
  • Shelves from an old side table fit perfect. (yet more items repurposed for this project)
  • This is when she added 1 x 8's to top 

Next the fun part!  Painting the top.

  • Sanded the top
  • Painted a light grey for the base coat
  • You will see where she played around with several different colors in the next few photos.
  • She did this by dabbing on one color at a time. Using a sponge or scrunched grocery bags she dabbed the paint onto the top with a dap, twist, and up motion.
  • She found the painting technique on You Tube   Painting kitchen counter tops to look like granite.
  •  Allowed paint to dry between each coat.
  • Painting 4 coats with lacquer.  Drying and light sanding between each coat.


Added more colors. At one point Gwen said, "I wanted to just sand and paint the top, which I may end up doing if the mood should strike."


Added even more colors



Finally the color liked for the top
Colors Used:
  • Light Grey for base coat
  • Gold Ochre
  • Raw Sienna
  • Charcoal Grey
  • White


  • Gwen painted the new legs to match the dresser.  They matched perfectly.
  • Removed and sprayed the drawer pulls a light silver enamel for metal.

Next up a reveal of sorts but still not the finished product.




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      1. Thanks! We have some more changes coming up before the finish..

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      1. Thanks Sandra, It took several different turns and still not finished showing...1 more long or 2 shorter posts coming up to show how it looks today. Good to hear from you.

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    3. That turned out really nice. Love the colors.

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      1. Hey Girl!
        Thank you but this isn't over she worked some more and then she made a huge change...still a more post to come...

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