Monday, February 6, 2012

free storage....always a good thing......

do you remember this piece of trash?.....literally, i pulled it out of someone's trash pile....
it was really rough, inside and out,  but i loved the curves and the sturdiness 
that comes with an older piece.
the edges were pretty chewed up but i knew a little sand paper would work wonders...


I used annie sloan paint in paris grey for the piece.  i figured it would be a neutral shelving unit and any color of fabric that was placed in there would show off as pretty.  
because we all need pretty in our lives, don't we?
 i love that all of my vintage sheets now have a beautiful home....
  to make it even prettier, i painted the shelves in a pretty turquoise. 
 i still plan on getting a piece of beadboard for the back which i will paint the same turquoise. right now i have a piece of wood covered in blanket fabric that i use for photography.  it's a perfect little niche to store that behind the dresser and it works for the backing right now.   
the shelves had to be cut in half though, because there was cardboard there before which was pliable.  the backer board that i replaced the shelves with was more rigid and the only way i would have been able to get them into their spot would have been to cut and remove the post in the back.
once the fabric is on the shelves, you can't tell that it isn't one piece.  
sometimes you just need to improvise to make your design plan work.
 the finish was distressed since it was so rough to begin with.  now it looks like the flaws are on purpose.....
crappy old dresser....0 dollars
beautiful storage for pretty fabric....priceless....




68 comments:

Musings Of A Gem said...

Hi Cindy!

I have missed your blog posts!

This just looks amazing! Who knew someones trash could turn into such a beautiful piece of furniture.

You inspire me once again! :')
x

Connie the crafterbug said...

Oh wow! This is beautiful and brilliant! I would have never thought to do this!

Katie said...

Beautiful! You amaze me!

Redfly Classroom said...

This is great! I agree free is always great, even if you have to put a little elbow grease into it.

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Georgianna said...

I love this!! You're so creative! And inspiring - you FINISH things! :) xoxo

Cassie Bustamante said...

WOW. seriously that is awesome!!!!!! it looks so pretty now!

Jackie said...

Looks cute. Love all your vintage sheets.

Rachel said...

Oh my very favorite! And those beautiful linens are too perfect in it!

Was debating some Annie Sloane for a dresser that needs some work... you may have just convinced me :)

Tania Pelletier said...

Oh my! That's just beautiful! Who would have imagined that something so ugly could turn out so pretty! Great job!

Tania

Unknown said...

great idea and a great redo, id love to feature it if that would be ok let me know
lauren

Kammy's Korner said...

oh my word - WONDERFUL. Love that you pulled it out of someone's trash. Love that you're using it for your fabric!!! I need something like that! And I'd LOVE it if you'd share this over on Kammy's Korner for our Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday Party (since this was literally a trash to Treasure!!). Thanks! :) http://kammyskorner.blogspot.com/2012/02/trash-2-treasure-tuesday-19-plus.html

Shannon said...

holy geez-- found you through a google search of "DIY hexagon table" and am loving your blog! Great renovations and a pretty home you have!

SaltAndPepperMakers said...

Wow fabulous job. I am in awe! ~Pepper

Kammy's Korner said...

featuring this on Kammy's Korner! :) Grab a featured button if you'd like.

Amanda said...

Fabulous idea and perfect execution! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful inspiration with us! I have pinned this to my "Paint it Annie" ASCP idea board!
Best Wishes and Blessings,
Amanda

DIYbyDesign said...

I found this project via Pinterest. I just had to pin this gorgeous trash to treasure project. You did such a great job.

jacinta said...

WOW this is stunning! Good Job! :)

Unknown said...

love this! I've been wanting to do this with one of my dressers. Can you tell me how you took that middle piece out that kept the drawers in place?

Jamie
beingmrsmccann.blogspot.com
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Anonymous said...

Really well done. I found this dresser on pinterest!

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Lisa said...

I love the new color.

Lauren @ The Thinking Closet said...

Thanks for letting me include your awesome dresser-without-drawers in my round-up. Here's a link to the post in case you want to stop by and check it out!

Filing Fabric & A Fabric Organization Round-Up

Cheers,
Lauren

Unknown said...

I love this idea!

Unknown said...

love this! I never thought of making an old broken dresser into shelves. Thanks for that wonderful idea! Found you through the Thinking Closet blog.I am now a new follower. I also just posted my Sewing Room Tour part 1 on my youtube channel: http://youtu.be/88fe-mKeM4g
btw, new follower here! Found you thru the Sewing Corner on FB. Feel free to pass by my new sewing blog: www.MySewingHabit.blogspot.com

-Reyna

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Lacey said...

This looks amazing! I've been wanting to re purpose my son's broken dresser into something similar, but I can't find a tutorial that explains how to make the shelves. When I remove the drawers it's just open space. I guess I'd have to build the shelves? Any tips?

parfum original berkualitas said...

wow its so minimalist...greaty

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The photographs are just amazing. Loved them.

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Score! I love refinished/painted furnished, especially when it's free. The chair is fabulous too. Repurposing the dresser into storage is a great idea. Please stop by and share on my Sunday's Best linkup. Starts every Saturday at 8:00 pm.

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