Just Go With It

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All of my friends know that I’ll take their junk off of their hands. I love repurposing and refinishing things but sometimes someone will call and say “Hey! I’ve got a dresser, want it?” And I’m like “Duh!” And then I get it and I’m like “Uh, what is it?” Like this thing…

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It took me months of approaching this thing in my garage, sanding it, leaving it alone for awhile, priming it and leaving it alone for awhile before I was just like “Screw it! I’m just gonna paint it and see where it takes me!”

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So decided on a nice taupe chalk paint for the base because it’s neutral and I still didn’t know what the heck this thing was going to be. After the taupe was on, I decided to rough it up by dry brushing it. It was a little rough to begin with so why not just go with it? But I kinda wanted her to be fancier instead of just rustic, so I chose a shimmery bronze for the process. It looked really cool, rustic with a fancy edge!

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I even brushed the bronze on the knobs for a little extra flair.

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Now what to do with that big, open whatever-that-space-is. I thought about shutters but couldn’t find any that fit so I decided on a curtain and I had some really cute printed burlap leftover from a burlap wreath that I had made. So I bought a small tension rod and sewed the curtain. It was really easy. I measured the space and cut a piece of the burlap a few inches longer and wider than the measurements for the opening. I hemmed the bottom and sides then at the top I made the hem big enough for the tension rod to slide through.

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The bottom drawer was functioning but pretty janky, so I covered a shoe box in burlap using spray adhesive.

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Then that space… It had a bar running across the top so I decided hang some old shower hooks from it to expand the possibilities that this thing could be.

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Hang your children’s wrinkly clothes, it could be a dress-up station!

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Store your gift bags and wrapping paper, it could be a craft table!

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Put it in the kitchen, store your pots and pans, hang your utensils, it’s a sideboard!

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Put it in your bedroom and you’ve got an awesome dresser where you can also hang your purses, jewelry and scarves!

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I added some cute printed craft paper to line the drawers and she was done.

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Here she is, my multi-purpose dresser-thing.

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