How to: Convert a dresser into a bathroom vanity

A couple of years ago this dresser took many hours of my time to strip and refinish into this lovely burnt orange color. (I’ll be posting the full before and after here shortly of her but, for now, we’ll just use her here as a how to  After being in storage for over a year it was time for this dresser to convert into a bathroom vanity....more

Before and After: The old oak dresser from the screened in porch

This to me is my very best before and after when it comes to a save I made from the farm house. I would give anything to go back and get a good before picture of this beast. Why don’t I have one you ask? Because I’m a bull and I couldn’t wait to strip it so I just threw myself into the job the first chance I got and boom I had forgotten to take a before. Seriously, the before picture should have been taken even before we cleared out the screened in porch because this beast was not even recognizable as a piece of furniture at that point....more

1800s Cottage Dresser Upcycled in the 1960s

When I was a kid in the '60s my mother became a master at "antiquing" furniture and was able to develop a small business that ran out of our country home in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Here we have a piece that brings back  fond memories of Mom, hard at work rejuvenating tired dressers and stands with blue, avocado green and barn red updates....more
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