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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25 comments:

  1. I'm shocked that there are noooo comments! I love, love this piece; you both did an amazing job.

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    1. Thanks Kathie! I also blog at www.furnitureflippin.com . That's where you'll usually find me. I'm afraid we've peaked with this piece! It's probably all downhill from here! lol ~ Stephanie

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  2. I totally agree this piece has been totally transformed. Industrial meets country chic. I love it!!!

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  3. Wow, wow, wow. This is totally unrecognizable! No wonder you've not posted in a while - I know this was a TON of work. It looks amazing. This is my first visit, via Better After, and I'm SO going to follow you. :)
    -Revi

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    1. Thanks so much Revi!! I'm glad you are here! This piece took forever to do. We only worked on it on weekends. Follow us on www.furnitureflippin.com too! That's where I mainly post from! ~ Stephanie

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  4. wow--love this. Great that you kept the wood and stained parts of it. Did you use stripper to get the paint off, or just sand like crazy?

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    2. Hi Patsy! Thanks so much! I sanded most of it but did use a little stripper on some of the drawer fronts. :-) ~ Stephanie

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  5. What an amazing transformation! I am curious though - what did you use the iron chain for!?

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    1. Hi Anny, we used the chain to bang it up and distress it. We wanted it to look like it had lived a long life and had the scars to prove it. lol You can see in the chain picture the marks it left. Thanks for your compliment, too! :-)

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  6. Love your dresser and the industrial feel, I would love to feature it is that would be ok please let me know,
    Lauren

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    1. Thanks Lauren! Yes, please feel free to feature it. I appreciate it! :-)

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  7. I love the metal that you added to this piece!!

    So unique!! You rock!!

    Have a blessed and wonderful day!!

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  8. Stopping in to pin, I love it!
    Bliss

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  9. Wow! Wow!! Wow!!! And did I say WOW!! Love it! I am inspired! Truly. I have not been inspired in quite some time. Great job. Kudos!!

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  10. Dramatic! You and your husband have kicked Wow! to a new hight.

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  11. This looks totally amazing!! Such a fabulous job :)

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  12. Love this!! Has it sold and if not how much is it?

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    1. Thanks Shannon! It hasn't sold yet. You can make an offer on it by emailing furnitureflippin@yahoo.com .

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  13. This is an amazing makeover Stephanie. Thank you so much for sharing. Can't wait to check out your blog. Patti

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  14. Not sure if you caught the feature you can see it here,
    lauren
    and thanks again for letting me show your work

    http://westfurniturerevival.blogspot.com/2013/06/revival-monday-116.html

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  15. I absolutely love the industrial country chic to this piece. I have been redoing/building a lot of industrial pieces but the metal I find is limited. If you don't mind me asking, where did you get the metal for this? What is the metal specifically supposed to be used for. I've just been using metal strapping & metal brackets. I love the finish this piece has too.
    You did an amazing job. It looks great.

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    1. HI Jamie! Thanks so much! We bought the metal pieces at our local Menards Home Improvement store. The drawer pulls are shed door pulls that we bought at a local farm supply store. We backed them with the metal we bought at Menards. I bought one metal rod at the local Ace Hardware. lol All of the metal added a substantial amount of weight to the piece. It easily weighs over 300 pounds. ~ Stephanie

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