Old Dresser Re-mix (appliance garage)

January 3rd, 2009 in member junk     
plumberdaughter plumberdaughter, member
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This is what it looked like before i added the door.

This was truly JUNK! This was an old shell of a dresser, missing all four drawers and full of spider webs. I think most people would have put it on the burn pile. I brought it home hosed it out, took out the brackets that held the drawers and used 1" by 6" pine boards for shelves. I painted it white, then painted it red, sanded and roughed it up, then rubbed a dark stain on it. I wanted it to look like it had been painted years ago. I'm using it as an appliance garage, but decided I didn't like it open. I made a door out of wainscoting and also found an old rusty looking handle.

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, furniture

Comments (18)

SantaClaus writes: Yahoo - another great save! Posted: 7:28 am on November 4th
pjjunker writes: How cool! I have a couple of chest of drawers that I wanted to steal the drawers from, but I didn't know what to do with the shells...now I do! THANKS!!! Posted: 9:06 pm on January 12th
MimiToria writes: Oh my! Am I ever blushing out of embarrassment! Kim, I am so sorry, I didn't recognize you. I totally did, once I clicked on the bigger photo of you, but your hair looks more strawberry blonde on this photo, and I was used to you as a blonde. I cannot believe this!
I also wasn't even expecting that this was you. Duh! Plumbers daughter, husband from St. Cloud, and you even signed your last post Kim. I think the Buffalo deal through me off.
Your stuff you've posted is awesome.
On Sunday I was out for dinner with Lanette (another contributor and dear friend of mine that posts on your post all the time)and Sue Whitney (the owner of this site and also a new dear friend) and I was bragging about your posts and the new girl on the block. Too funny!
We must get together, girlfriend! Miss you-

Gretchen Posted: 12:51 pm on January 7th
plumberdaughter writes: Gretchen,
I grew up in Sauk Centre and I met you through my brother. I got you're Christmas letter, does my picture not look like me? That is why I checked out this web site, I had went to this site quite often a few years ago. I just don't think the site had the capabilities it has now. Kim Posted: 7:33 pm on January 5th
CottageElements writes: Kim, great job on the dresser. Love the paint job. I had a dresser once with no drawers, and my hubby disposed of it. Needless to say I wasn't happy. I have to be sure to show him this! Thanks for the post!

Lani Posted: 5:14 pm on January 5th
MimiToria writes: Hey Kim - how do you know me? From when I sold at Atelier/The Porch? I'm confused! I feel bad that I'm not sure of who you are. I grew up in Upsala, MN which is a jaunt from St. Cloud.
Are you in Minnesota now?
Gretchen Posted: 1:22 pm on January 5th
bridiemurphy writes: Amazing save! What a little hosing off and paint will do? Your shelf is fantastic. Posted: 9:24 am on January 5th
FunktionalJunk writes: Oh, this is just too neat! The door really is a great way to hide all of your appliances and I love the old things you have showcased in the visible parts! Great job!

Leah Posted: 1:03 am on January 5th
kopykatkim writes: Absolutely LOVE this project. I love anything red and also the old coffee pot. This is a very cool project. Well done!!!!

Kim Posted: 8:39 pm on January 4th
StrangeCargo writes: Love that long window above the dresser, too! Everything looks great. Posted: 6:52 pm on January 4th
rebeljunker writes: Hi plumberdaughter!
Wow you amaze me with what you did with a "piece of junk"!
It is fabulous, and such great storage idea. I like it better
with the door too! Keep up the great projects! Posted: 6:23 pm on January 4th
junkermidge writes: You did a great job on this project. Love the addition of the wainscoting door. Love the color, too. Way to go!
Midge Posted: 2:16 pm on January 4th
plumberdaughter writes: It's Minars Bottling Co. St. Cloud, MN. My Husband grew up in St. Cloud and seen this and had to have it! The box does look good in the red dresser. Gretchen I actually know you, from St. Cloud. Have run into you many times in Buffalo. Love all you're posts, Kim Posted: 10:44 am on January 4th
MimiToria writes: This project really turned out great. I'm not a big red person, but you've really done the trick with creating a vintage feel to the paint job. Very nice.
The added box that reads "Minars Potting Co. St. Cloud" really adds to the overall great look of this too. Are you in Minnesota or Florida? They both have St. Clouds? I grew up about 35 miles from St. Cloud, MN and it was always our shopping destination.
Your posts are great, so thanks for sharing your techniques & posts.
Gretchen Posted: 10:04 am on January 4th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Love this PD! This is a great project to show members a sample of what can be done with a drawerless dresser. You could always start with a complete old dresser as well and use the drawers for other projects.

Your red finish is fantastic too! Thanks for sharing.

Candy Posted: 9:26 am on January 4th
StrangeCargo writes: This dresser is saying "thank you" for its' new life! What a fine job yo did. Posted: 8:16 am on January 4th
LuAnn writes: Love this. You're right looks great with the door.

LuAnn Posted: 7:43 am on January 4th
LoveMyStuff writes: Love it, love it, love it! You do have vision for that diamond in the rough! Have enjoyed your posts. Posted: 11:02 pm on January 3rd
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