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Dresser turned…….?????



Not exactly sure what to call my “little-dresser-turned-entry-way-table-thing” 

I bought it a while ago @ goodwill for about $35.  It was pretty cute as it was (almost as is – just a coat of paint) but i thought for my entry way i didn’t want it to look like a dresser.

So i chopped the bottom drawer off with just a hand saw, moved the bottom piece of molding up and then added some old table legs that were also cut down.  Repainted the whole thing and added some new handles.

Sorry not the best before pic, i forgot to take a “true” before and this was from a cell phone.


You should know that the top and sides were laminate and you can totally paint laminate – i know a lot of people that are skeeredDONT BE!!!

Normally i don’t sand anything before i paint, but because it was laminate i gave it a light sanding and then just painted a couple coats of white.  And it has all held up just fine – and this does get a lot of wear, all the kids art supplies are in there so we pretty much use it everyday.

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**you can see i still haven’t finished painting the legs….nice!!!**

Then i gave it my usual distressing treatment with my 60 grit sandblock and called it good :)

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My posts have been kind of sporadic, sorry!!  Husband comes home from Iraq in 2 weeks and so much to do!!  I haven’t had time for anything, i am so behind on my blog surfing habit, its a little sad :(


But, i will have a framed mirror tutorial in just a couple of days!!



94 Responses to Dresser turned…….?????

  1. ~Melissa~ April 23, 2010 at 4:41 am #

    Super cute… What an improvement! :)

  2. Katie April 23, 2010 at 4:41 am #

    Oh my goodness!!! I LOVE it! You amaze me!

  3. Beckie April 23, 2010 at 4:57 am #

    Oh I love, I love…amazing what a little paint and some distressing will do! Fabulous job!

  4. * Nancy * April 23, 2010 at 5:10 am #

    Do what you gotta do – family first! Love this new piece of entry furniture. You rock~!

  5. Bellawhoop April 23, 2010 at 5:33 am #

    Wow! You're so creative! What a beautiful transformation!

  6. madge1967 April 23, 2010 at 7:24 am #

    Hey Girlie!
    OK,I have just have to say WOW!!!! I wished to GOD that I had room in my aka 'dink mobile' so I could bring home furniature. I left a nice $52.00 1930's dresser drawer set at Goodwill last Monday. Dang the small car!!!
    I just wonder what if I could have brought it home!
    By-the-way! I love your finished wall with the drawer! Nice job!

  7. Funky Junk Interiors April 23, 2010 at 7:29 am #

    That's crazy. Awesome that is. I don't even recognize the piece! And you did this yourself…. gaaaa… I don't even know what to say! :)


  8. Kristine at The Painted Hive April 23, 2010 at 9:24 am #

    Hey Sausha. So creative – to cut down then re-extend! I love looking at a piece and then changing it completely. Awesome!

  9. carolyn April 23, 2010 at 10:55 am #

    What an incredibly creative idea. No question you have a one of a kind piece in your front hall. Love it.

  10. Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures April 23, 2010 at 12:04 pm #

    WOW! When you post amazing things like this then they are definitely worth waiting for. This is really one of my favorite things I have seen. I have NEVER thought about chopping furniture. I will never be able to look at an ugly dresser the same again. I am glad! Thanks so much for sharing such a fabulous redo. I am glad your husband will be home soon!

  11. Sylvia (at) Lily's Pad and Petals April 23, 2010 at 12:36 pm #

    What a transformation – love it – very creative.

  12. Elaine April 23, 2010 at 12:45 pm #

    Wow Wow Wow!! I absolutely love your creations. I actually just made my own little candle box type thing that you have on your title picture. I love it!! Hubby coming home from Iraq is for sure worth slacking a bit with blogging, no worries there. :)

  13. Lacy Key April 23, 2010 at 12:50 pm #

    Its amazing!!! I love it!

  14. Kelly April 23, 2010 at 1:02 pm #

    I gotta know!!! How did you do it??? Please do tell!
    This is one awesome piece I have ever seen!
    Thanks for sharing! :)

  15. marty (A Stroll Thru Life) April 23, 2010 at 1:12 pm #

    This is so cute. What a great gransformation. I love that you cut the bottom drawer off, totally transformed the piece. Your vignette above the chest is stunning. Great job and what a creative idea. Hugs, Marty

  16. Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys April 23, 2010 at 2:12 pm #

    As my son would say, WICKED COOL!!!! I love it. I have a dresser that I want to put in our entry way and haven't for the fear of it looking too bedroomish. Thanks for the inspiration. I LOVE your bog!

  17. TOTEally Posh! April 23, 2010 at 2:18 pm #

    How amazing is this? Gorgeous! I love what you did with that dresser!

  18. sarah April 23, 2010 at 3:08 pm #

    What an impressive makeover! Honestly you're changing the way we all think of our old furniture.

  19. Lara Harris April 23, 2010 at 4:05 pm #

    Bravo! & blessings to you when your husband comes back from Iraq!! You must be estatic! :)

  20. Vanessa April 23, 2010 at 4:15 pm #

    So creative to saw off the bottom and add legs! What a vision you had for this piece and it is just beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  21. Anissa April 23, 2010 at 4:24 pm #

    W O W
    If you have time to expand on that tiny step where you "chopped the bottom drawer off with a saw", that would be so so great. That just sounds so scary and impossible. so amazing. Way to go!

  22. FLOWERSHOPGURL April 23, 2010 at 4:55 pm #

    HI Sausha, You are so creative to take a dresser you bought from goodwill and cut it down and redo it! I love it, the whole entryway looks awesome! I hope you have a wonderful day! I'm happy for you that your husband will be home soon, yay!

  23. Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen April 23, 2010 at 5:10 pm #

    You are such an inspiration! Wow! How fabulously, boldly visionary and creative!..,
    It looks simply stunning paintd white and tablescaped so beautifully in your entry hall!

    Cheers from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

  24. Cindy April 23, 2010 at 5:18 pm #

    I'm sure you are very busy readying for your husbands return. God bless you for the sacrifice you have made for the world's good. I live in Canada and I appreciate what you people are doing. I have a nephew in the US Military who is in Afghanistan, he's a chaplain.
    On to your dresser makeover, it looks beautiful! Wow, I am really impressed, you are awesome!
    Have a lovely day and God bless you.
    Hugs, Cindy S

  25. A Cottage Muse April 23, 2010 at 6:09 pm #

    What a nice welcome your guests have!! You did a great job!

  26. michelle@somedaycrafts April 23, 2010 at 7:50 pm #

    This is too good to be true! Love it! YOu keep impressing me with your skills (and you do this with kids and your husband gone?) You are crazy awesome!

  27. michelle@somedaycrafts April 23, 2010 at 7:50 pm #

    I forgot to say I was featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com so other people can drool with me!

  28. Marla April 23, 2010 at 7:58 pm #

    One word ..Amazing transformation! Marla

  29. Margo April 23, 2010 at 8:21 pm #

    I love it!!! Great job! Have a wonderful time with your hubby. :O)

  30. gail@myrepurposedlife.net April 23, 2010 at 9:01 pm #

    wow I love your dresser entry thingy piece!
    great job!
    Glad the hubs is coming home soon!

  31. Carrie April 23, 2010 at 10:01 pm #

    That's talent! And I'm following now because not 5 minutes ago, I just Googled "how to frame a mirror" and got nothing! So looking forward to that tutorial!

  32. Anne April 23, 2010 at 10:02 pm #

    How did you "add" table legs? that sounds hard! beautiful job.

  33. Sandra April 23, 2010 at 10:15 pm #

    You chopped off the bottom half and moved the trim up and added legs! What a gal!!! I'm serious now, YOU ARE AMAZING.

  34. Pieces of Dreams April 23, 2010 at 10:37 pm #

    Wow! What amazing insight! I love what you did with this piece…It looks wonderful where you placed. Thanks for the visit and bless you and your family, Karen

  35. Sandra April 24, 2010 at 4:31 am #

    I tagged you for a blog game, come check it out if you want to participate:-)

  36. Katie April 24, 2010 at 4:36 am #

    Absolutely LOVE it!! Oh, and where did you get that light fixture??

  37. Natasha April 24, 2010 at 10:49 am #

    That looks fabulous and I love the the display you have on it too.

    Best wishes for a beautiful weekend,

  38. this blessed nest April 24, 2010 at 4:28 pm #

    you are so amazing!

    everything you touch turns to gold! awesome outcome.

    i can't even begin to imagine how excited you are with your hub arriving soon!
    i am sending the happiest thoughts your way! i know that home coming will be amazing for all!
    i can't wait to hear what he says to everything you've done…i mean really,girl! you are amazing!

  39. Stacie April 24, 2010 at 4:42 pm #

    That is AWESOME!!!! You did a FaBuLouS JoB!! LoVin' your blog and all of your FuN ideas!!
    I would love to feature your dresser if it's ok with you!! Let me know what ya think! :)

    Thanks for sharing!

    The CrEaTiVe CraTe

  40. Bubba April 24, 2010 at 9:48 pm #

    I love the whole vignette. So many unique ideas. That must be a curtain rod but it looks perfect hanging there. And I like the unique picture hangers. Great!!!!

  41. Crystal April 25, 2010 at 3:47 am #

    I found your blog through Favorite Things Friday. I love what you have done!!! That is beautiful!

  42. Lettered Cottage April 25, 2010 at 5:48 am #

    WOW! I am LOVIN' this re-do!
    FABULOUS job girl!


  43. DesignTies April 25, 2010 at 7:39 am #

    What a creative way to make this dresser work for what you needed! Looks fantastic!
    Victoria @ DesignTies

  44. Embellish-Vintage Home Embellishments April 25, 2010 at 3:23 pm #

    Your furniture transformation is brillant and the vignette above it is stunning. Thanks for sharing!!

  45. Shelbie April 25, 2010 at 6:10 pm #

    I'm so happy I found your blog. Your bathroom mirrors that you framed out look genius. That dresser looks awesome too! nice job chica!

  46. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions April 25, 2010 at 11:46 pm #

    This looks like a totally different piece! I love how you took the bottom draw out and added those legs. Worthy of an entry!

    Visiting from SNS.

  47. Looking Glass Jewels April 26, 2010 at 7:46 am #

    Oh my goodness, I have a dresser that I haven't known what to do with – I wanted to put it in my living room, but, you know, a DRESSER in the living room? Too weird. But now I know what to do to make it work! I added this post to my "Projects I MUST do" folder! Thank you!

  48. Looking Glass Jewels April 26, 2010 at 7:47 am #

    BTW – I bet you are so excited for your hubby to come home! I am super happy for you both!

  49. WendyKV April 26, 2010 at 5:46 pm #

    UNBELIEVABLE! It's stunning. I love the wall over it and the things you placed on it too.

  50. Creative Decor by Brooke April 26, 2010 at 8:32 pm #

    I love how unique that is, no one else will have one in their entry. Love it. Very Creative.

  51. Kaysi April 26, 2010 at 8:53 pm #

    Wow that is awesome!

  52. Samantha April 27, 2010 at 7:35 am #

    Absolutely gorgeous! Love the accessories you've decorated with as well, has such a welcoming and cosy vibe!

  53. alice April 27, 2010 at 5:00 pm #

    That is adorable. I am totally impressed. I am also tickled you HB will be home soon.
    found you on NTT.

  54. TheSmithHotel April 27, 2010 at 5:09 pm #

    Super cute! Looks great in the entry! Never would have thought it looked like the before picture!

    thanks for sharing,

  55. mmtncrfts April 27, 2010 at 6:21 pm #

    Such an improvement. I love it.

  56. Marianne@Songbird April 27, 2010 at 7:42 pm #

    What an amazing makeover! Such vision to see it with the higher legs.

  57. Army Wife Quilter April 27, 2010 at 9:41 pm #

    that is fab. I love! I am so excited for you. enjoy having you hubby home.

  58. Ribbons and Pigtails April 28, 2010 at 1:59 am #

    Sooooo…..can you come over to my house and make me one too?? =D

  59. nsmerkt April 28, 2010 at 4:48 am #

    Just found your blog and I am in LOVE! It is truly amazing…your vision for bringing a new life to something old or not so pretty to begin with. We live in a 15-year-old townhouse and the whole place needs a little love…so glad to have found you.

    Also wanted to say thank you. The sacrifice that you and your family make as a military family just makes you all that more awesome. Truly an inspiration. Will look forward to many morning cups of coffee with your blog.

  60. Linda@Coastal Charm April 28, 2010 at 1:46 pm #

    This is one SUPER DUPER makeover…thanks for linking up to NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS…hope you had a FUN time at my PAR-TAY!


  61. Beth@The Stories of A to Z April 28, 2010 at 5:29 pm #

    Very creative idea! Your vignette is beautiful and the table looks fab.

  62. Meredith April 28, 2010 at 6:11 pm #

    That is really cool. I love the finished photo. Count the days until your husband comes home.

  63. Debbie April 28, 2010 at 6:58 pm #

    That looks awesome! Perfect, I really love how you hang the wreaths! Adds interest and texture! Have a great day!

  64. Cass @ That Old House April 28, 2010 at 8:23 pm #

    This is fantastic! I love how you could look at that dresser, and see it transformed … and then DO IT. Perfect!

  65. jenjen April 28, 2010 at 9:53 pm #

    So pretty. I love the technique you used on the dresser. And the whole vignette is just so pretty. I love how light and fresh everything looks!


  66. the VG huis April 29, 2010 at 1:28 am #

    I can't believe that you hacksawed out the bottom drawer…how does one even think of this?? whatever..it looks amazing! now that's talent!


  67. Debra@Common Ground April 30, 2010 at 2:41 pm #

    Wow, love how this turned out. great redo!! Just found your wonderful inspiring blog!

  68. Anonymous April 30, 2010 at 9:37 pm #

    Adorable! Who would have ever thought to saw off the bottom drawers?! You, apparently-brilliant! I also love what you have on and above the table. Thanks to you & your husband on your sacrifices for us all.

  69. Anita April 30, 2010 at 11:48 pm #

    Wow, you really reinvented that piece! It looks great :)

  70. Susie Q May 1, 2010 at 3:37 am #

    Well, looks like everyone else has used up all my words…this is spectacular and the entire area is stunning.

    Congrats on your hubby returning home safely soon…from an Army mom.

  71. Mutti May 1, 2010 at 7:44 am #

    Absolutely wonderful vision you have for transforming the beast into a beauty. I had so much fun looking thru your posts tonight. I am a new follower!
    Your hubby will be so impressed with the changes you have made while he was away. Thanks for your sacrifice and service to our country. Enjoy having him home!
    …from a retired Military Wife

  72. Brenda May 3, 2010 at 4:43 am #

    WOW. that is awesome! Thanks for sharing! I love it!

  73. Miss Mustard Seed May 6, 2010 at 1:53 am #

    Wow! You really thought outside of the box on this one. I love how it turned out and how you arranged it. Very nice work.

  74. trish June 1, 2010 at 7:00 pm #

    I am in love with your wreath. Will you tell me where you purchased it?
    Have a great day!
    Sincerely ~ Tricia

  75. Anonymous June 15, 2010 at 11:04 am #

    Love it!! What brand and/or kind of paint do you use?

  76. MelisaH June 15, 2010 at 12:22 pm #

    W O W !!! I did not know you could make laminate look sooo good! What an eye you have to be able to see the potential. I just might be able to start looking at things differently–to see what they CAN become. W O W!!

  77. Anonymous June 29, 2010 at 6:40 pm #

    I just wanted to let you know that I come back to this post on a daily basis. I love the whole look of your entry way. It is a great inspiration picture for me. My husband is a bit hesitant that we could do this with a dresser we currently have but looking at your picture everyday has convinced me to at least give it a go. Thank you for your site – it's lovely!

  78. Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating August 13, 2011 at 10:09 pm #

    I love this dresser makeover! I've included it in my roundup of 12 ways to repurpose a dresser.


    Thanks for the inspiration!!

  79. Amy October 18, 2011 at 11:26 pm #

    How did you attach the legs to this? I have just the "right" piece of furniture for this!! I can't wait to get started!!

  80. Danielle December 16, 2011 at 9:00 pm #

    What are those 2 picture frames hanging from?? I love this look! I wish I was that crafty =p

  81. kelly February 5, 2012 at 8:58 am #

    Where did you find the hangers for the picture frames? I love this!

    • Sausha @ {Sweet Pickins} February 7, 2012 at 10:48 pm #

      i got those from Rod Works in Utah!!

  82. Jaclyn February 5, 2012 at 12:24 pm #


    I know this picture may be a bit older but I was wondering where you got the wreath from (not sure that it would still be in stock, but worth a shot). If it is made, do you sell the items you make? I love this wreath and have searched everywhere for a similar one but have only come across ones that are somewhat similar but are lacking in size and quality. Please let me know, I am extremely interested in finding this wreath, or at least one made similarly in quality. Thank you!!

    • Sausha @ {Sweet Pickins} February 7, 2012 at 10:48 pm #

      I bought it at a little boutique that sadly went out of business a couple years ago. I get lots of emails on my wreaths and i have done lots of searching online to give people a source, but havent been able to find anything similar. Sorry – not much help!!

  83. Sandy Briscoe June 9, 2012 at 1:07 pm #

    Love Love Love then entry way “dresser” and pretties. And Please thank your husband for his service and you and him for your sacrifice for our country. My best wishes to you and your family.

    • Sausha @ {Sweet Pickins} June 25, 2012 at 6:22 pm #

      ahh – thanks so much!! and i will ;)

  84. Stacey July 9, 2012 at 5:25 pm #

    Love love love (-: I’m a fan! Beautiful job!

  85. Kelly M October 9, 2012 at 8:24 am #

    hello, where did you cut the dresser down at? below the first big drawer? do you have picts. of the steps in cutting it down?

    • Sausha @ {Sweet Pickins} October 9, 2012 at 4:41 pm #

      I cut off the bottom drawers and moved the bottom molding up. I did this before blogging so i didnt take step by step pics – sorry!

  86. YT&T January 13, 2013 at 9:31 pm #

    Cute idea!! Also big thanks from my family to yours for your husband’s service and your families sacrifice.

    • Sausha @ {Sweet Pickins} January 16, 2013 at 5:57 pm #


  87. kim July 16, 2013 at 1:38 pm #

    Question: Did you change the depth of the piece at all? (from front to back) If so, how did you do it?

    • Sausha @ {Sweet Pickins} July 17, 2013 at 7:13 pm #

      no, that remained the same


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