I'd been looking for a small dresser for a long time, that's why when I saw the ad for this one on CL, close home, and for only $50! I had to get it!
The legs, the color, and the scalloped top were the things I liked the least, since that style doesn't go that much with the other things in the room where the dresser has to go.
A nice piece of furniture by Thomasville...
That would work a lot better than what my daughter has as a dresser in her room!
So, the first thing to take care of were the legs. Taking them off was surprisingly easy! Unscrewing two sets of screws on each side and they were OFF!
A new set of legs was build, cutting pieces of 1x4, mitered at the front corners.
Trying to match other pieces of furniture already in the room, with the jigsaw a curved design was cut out.
Then, long wood blocks were nailed at the top. That's were the new set of legs is going to be screwed to the dresser.
New legs all finished, with extra supports in the corners.
The scalloped edges on the top were removed with a circular saw.
After caulking, sanding, priming, and two coats of paint,
a new dresser is born!
The scalloped edge is gone, new hardware makes it more polished.
And the legs are not any more those "runny legs" (like my daughter told me when she first saw the dresser), they are simpler, shorter, and a lot less curvier!
The before of a nice dresser and the after of a new dresser that will work better in our space.
If you want to see it in her room click HERE.
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