How to turn an old dresser into bench useful for the end of the bed, entryway or mudroom.
I found this old dresser by the curb. It had one drawer, and 2 drawer fronts. The top of the dresser had already been removed and was used for a window seat for the kittos.
I cut out the top 2 drawer areas. I used the 2 drawer fronts to make the back, in order to make it cohesive. Then I added some trim/molding to the top of the sides.
Lastly, I added a piece of plywood to make a seat.
I painted it (in the kitchen) with a nice brown (Espresso)
I had a piece of foam that I had gotten from a friend, this made a nice soft place to sit. A nice elderly couple bought this old dresser into bench. They put it at the end of their bed, because the Mrs. was unable to sit on the bed to put on her shoes and socks.If you LOVE a good repurpose, check out my door into a headboard, a nightstand into a child's desk, or a coffee pot into a lamp.Want to see more benches made from repurposed items?
So, if you have an old dresser-they don't make 'em like they used to, think about keeping it and repurposing it into a bench. Because our situations and styles change, chances are you have something in storage that you can use. However, if you don't have something on hand, be sure to ask family and friends if they can help you out. Be sure to check out one of my favorite storage seating options made from a headboard!
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.