Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Reclaimed Dresser To Industrial Entertainment Center

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Hello Hardscrabblers!  We've been quiet here lately and here is one of the reasons why.  We've been working on this project for awhile.  The dresser formerly known as  "Dumpster Dresser".  The other reason is that we are busy with our other blog, Furniture Flippin'!

Remember when we previewed this piece over a month ago? 

The story of this dresser/entertainment center began on any ordinary day in the Midwest.  My daughter and I on a dumpster dive.  This was a clean dumpster dive in a nice neighborhood.  No hepatitis shot needed.  Somebody had moved and their throwaway furniture didn't make the cut.  This was one of those pieces left behind.

Mint green, missing a drawer (we dug around for it, too!), the top was coming up and there were some issues with the side of it, too.  Plus, the oversize knobs didn't do much to enhance it's appearance either.  Well, we took on the challenge to reinvent this soon to be awesome piece of furniture.

I'm going to let the rest of this play out in pictures.

^ That's not the top but a piece of wood sitting there.  It would make a cute kitchen island though!

We wanted to give this piece the look that it has a history to it and boy, does it ever now! The stain and distressing we put this piece through makes it look like it would be just as comfortable at home as it would be in a machine shop. It's a stained and paint finish but in some areas it just looks oil soaked which is the look we wanted. The metal has age and rusting to its appearance. The handles are machine shed pulls placed over individually cut pieces of metal. We used many tools in fabricating this piece, drill press, grinder, sander, saws, and even a chain. You imagine it, well, we probably used it.

Here's one more look at the before and after.

Thanks to my handsome handy husband for helping me bring this idea to life!  I did the designing, distressing, sanding & staining.  He did all the heavy metal and wood work!  

Let's hope this fun furniture flip has a nice happy and long life in his new home, wherever that may be.  He's for sale!   To make an offer you can contact us at furnitureflippin@yahoo.com.

See you next time Hardscrabblers!  Don't forget to visit us at Furniture Flippin' too!

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