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 go and get it.
The legs, the color, and the scalloped top were the things I liked the least, the overall style didn't go that well with the other things in the room where the dresser was going to be placed.
A nice piece of furniture by Thomasville...
It would work much better than what my daughter had 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 corner and OFF they went!
A new set of legs was built, cutting pieces of 1 x 4, 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 to the top side. That's were the new set of legs is going to be screwed to the dresser.
The new legs all finished up, with extra supports on 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 was born!
The scalloped edge is gone, new hardware makes it look 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 is going to work way better in our space.
This is how it looks in my daughter's room.
As for the legs...
They were repurposed into this!