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Vintage Dresser Turned Bench

I really have a thing for old chest.  Every time I come across one I can seem to pass it up, no matter the condition it is in.  As you can see this chest had seen better days.  It was missing drawers and after I got the nasty fabric off the top I realized it was completely destroyed, it looked like someone had taken their anger out on it.  The frame of this dresser was still in great shape, and it is oak!  I couldn’t just trash it….so….I decided to turn it into something else…..
A Bench!!
How cute is this turquoise bench!  And the drawer even functions!
Every bench needs a few fun pillows.  I love red and yellow with turquoise, it spices the piece up just a bit!

To dress this chest up I added some moldings to the drawer and bench seat.  This bench is painted with Quarry by Pratt and Lambert and then glazed to bring out all the fun details!  This bench is always sealed with a spar urethane for added protection.
I found these fun knobs at Home Goods, Score!

I will be posting a tutorial on how I converted this bench so check back soon!




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  • Hillside Garden

    Great – I have never seen something like this.


  • Marie Blackburn

    Your bench is so pretty Brooke, I'm sure it'll sell quickly. Love the color, the trim and the gorgeous hardware.
    [email protected] Interior Frugalista

  • Tara Lehman

    Brooke, That is an amazing transformation! The bench looks awesome!

  • Kammy Wielenga

    Pretty much my favorite bench EVER. I really hope to do this some day! Featuring on Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday tonight.

  • Wow Brooke, this bench is just so darn cute! What a great transformation. Featured you at our party this morning. Thanks so much for sharing!

  • cfortin

    Brilliant transformation!

    Cindy @ Upcycled Design Lab

  • Hi Brooke, I saw your feature on Be Inspired and had to stop by. Your bench is adorable! Blessings, Cecilia

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