Undressed Dresser

Undressed Dresser
Don’t be so quick to pass by an old dresser missing half its drawers. Who says it was only meant to be a dresser anyway?  Maybe it is secretly yearning to be a bench.  A fabulous bench with storage built right in! 
After blogging for all this time, you would think that ideas like this would occur to me once in a while, but you’d be wrong!  From the always inspiring Catherine from Freddy and Petunia!



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  1. October 13, 2011 / 9:05 PM

    Oh! I really like this Before & After! What a clever idea… Now I want to find a dresser with missing drawers.

  2. October 13, 2011 / 9:05 PM

    Love it!!! Never thought of chopping the top off, but it really worked!

    Regards from Maratonjenta in Norway!

  3. October 13, 2011 / 9:07 PM

    It looks gorgeous what a great idea i love it xxx

  4. October 13, 2011 / 9:15 PM

    I saw this the other day on her blog. I absolutely love the union jack dresser that she did using lace.

  5. October 13, 2011 / 9:19 PM

    I recognize Catherine’s work anywhere! As always fabulous.
    Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

  6. October 13, 2011 / 9:43 PM

    no??? Genius!
    would have never thought of that! great!
    d e n i s e

  7. October 13, 2011 / 9:53 PM

    Now THIS is amazing!!! I NEVER would’ve though of that- what a great idea!!! Love it!

  8. October 13, 2011 / 9:59 PM

    That is awesome! I did something similar with a dresser that had a useless bottom drawer. Similar to this bench I used that part to make a dog bed.

  9. October 13, 2011 / 10:45 PM

    This is such an amazing idea!!!!! WOW!!!!
    As always, thanks so much for your wonderful posts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. October 13, 2011 / 10:55 PM

    GREAT!

  11. October 13, 2011 / 11:02 PM

    Wow! What a clever before & after! I would have never thought to cut off the top. Thanks for sharing.

  12. October 13, 2011 / 11:04 PM

    Amazing.. Love it , what a great idea…Love it thanks for sharing..
    Karryann

  13. October 13, 2011 / 11:05 PM

    Well I never! Too clever by half…love it!

  14. October 14, 2011 / 2:50 AM

    Holy Smoly WOW. How do people THINK of this amazing stuff?!

  15. October 14, 2011 / 4:47 AM

    Love, lovity, love, love, LOVE! This is one spectacular makeover for SURE! I heart people who can be THAT creative. SHEESH!

  16. October 14, 2011 / 4:47 AM

    Love, lovity, love, love, LOVE! This is one spectacular makeover for SURE! I heart people who can be THAT creative. SHEESH!

  17. October 14, 2011 / 4:47 AM

    Love, lovity, love, love, LOVE! This is one spectacular makeover for SURE! I heart people who can be THAT creative. SHEESH!

  18. October 14, 2011 / 1:48 PM

    Love this, how perfect. Now if I could only find a dresser like that, I need one!

    What a creative project, congrats!

  19. October 14, 2011 / 2:04 PM

    So clever….and very cute.

  20. October 14, 2011 / 2:36 PM

    Didn’t see that in the before pic!
    Love it!
    -Piper

  21. October 15, 2011 / 11:43 AM

    Truly awesome! Is there a link to this blog? I’d love to take a look.

  22. October 17, 2011 / 2:34 PM

    Pero que buena idea!!!!,
    En cuanto pueda copiarla,me hago un mueble igual.
    Gracias,Saludos,Eli

  23. November 6, 2011 / 4:55 AM

    Oh… I like what you’ve done!

  24. November 6, 2011 / 4:09 PM

    This is just awesome and creative! LOVE it!

  25. December 18, 2011 / 12:35 PM

    GORGEOUS! I swear, I will never pass up a dresser missing drawers!

  26. Anonymous
    August 1, 2012 / 9:12 AM

    I love this! Where did you find the cushion for the top of the bench? Did you have it made?

  27. Anonymous
    November 8, 2012 / 5:37 PM

    Awesome idea!! The top can also be used as a shoe rack 🙂

  28. Anonymous
    December 30, 2012 / 7:56 PM

    Thanks to your wonderful repurpose idea, I did it to one of my antique dressers – it looks great!! Thanks!

  29. January 20, 2013 / 1:10 PM

    Omg, you should be proud! Beautiful idea! Of course pinned this! Thanks I will have this on my redo list!

  30. January 20, 2013 / 1:10 PM

    Omg that is fab! You should be proud! Pinned of course. Will be on my redo list! Thanks

  31. thom
    January 5, 2014 / 7:00 AM

    Way to go! Now you’ve gotten me into trouble…I have a very similar dresser that, as soon as I saw this piece, I went to work! Absolutely beautiful and a spectacular idea…

  32. Nicole
    June 11, 2015 / 5:59 PM

    Do you have a tutorial?

  33. Susan
    August 10, 2015 / 7:44 AM

    Just found a dresser dumpster diving! I’m doing this today!

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