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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Repurposing a Vintage Dresser

One of my favorite things to do is gather up a bunch of unrelated items....put them all together....and make a unique piece!  

This piece of furniture  is a combination of  a vintage dresser,  a mirror frame,  old chair legs,  silverware cases,  faucet handles, wrought iron,   and some odds and ends pieces of lumber

I haven't found a name for my piece it a entry piece......a potting table...... floral styling station....

Just ignore the clock,  at first I thought it would be part of the assemblage,  but I changed my mind.   The top is the vintage mirror frame,   two wrought iron hooks,  and  a pair of wrought iron corner units.    H took the two top drawers and put them on top of the dresser,  then he joined them with a hinged top.

When you lift the lid over the two drawers,  you can see I have moss in one drawer.....

I have styrofoam in the other drawer.       For now,  I am using my piece as a floral styling station.

I have silk flowers in the bottom drawers and I'm using the center compartment to hold grapevine wreaths.   I have a table on the porch where I can sit in the sun and make floral designs to use in my vignettes.   

I have two silverware cases that I use to store floral supplies.

I bought the mirror that we used for the top of our piece at the auction this past summer for $10.   

I still have the mirror that originally went with the dresser,  but it is hanging in the hall gallery wall.

The chair legs that you see supporting the two bottom drawers are an auction purchase.   I got the bid ($1) on a box of odds and ends chair legs.

It is in the 70's today......a perfect afternoon to sit on the porch and enjoy the sun!


  1. Penny, You are so clever. I think that mirror is truly a sweet piece. Blessings to you , xoxo,Susie

  2. Wow, Penny this looks great! I love the dresser and it looks beautiful in your home. Thanks so much for stopping by Inspiration Thursday tonight and sharing it with us!

  3. LOL, you go from all that snow to this...70's its 5 here in Chicagoland. What a Fab Idea to make a styling station. Everyone needs places for messes. I'm going to redo the potting bench this summer, can't wait. But first the ice and snow has to leave.
    Thanks for the ideas, Sandi

  4. WOW! Such vision.....and I love the faucet handles.

  5. However you decide to use it, it is a wonderful transformation.

  6. You always amaze me with your clever ideas. It looks great! Very well done again

  7. So the dresser is out on the porch? :) How clever you are! We have had such winds here..that my poor front porch is in constant chaos. My pretty birdcage blew over and broke into pieces..and it was on the sheltered patio. Your dresser makes the perfect porch inspiring!

  8. I'm in awe of how you transformed those completely mismatched pieces. Way to go!

    Thank you for linking this to Thoughts of Home on Thursday, Penny. ;)

  9. Leave it to you Penny to figure out how to combine pieces of this and that for such a wonderful total piece. The mirror frame is so nice, love it, love it. I have thing for mirrors and frames. Painting it all white makes it look pretty darned gorgeous. Love all the storage you have in it. Enjoy your new piece from scraps. Happy weekend

  10. Penny,
    Another amazing transformation!! I so envy you for being able to keep things on your porch like that. We had about 3 inches of snow the other day which is now frozen as we had a high of only 20 yesterday and we have a high of 12 predicted for Saturday with a low of -3 on Sunday morning!! Winter is still with us here in NEPA!!


  11. Wow, you have done a great job here, Penny, congratulations! The idea of adding different pieces is just fabulous, I love the result.

  12. I love creating something out of things that I have pulled together!
    Painting it white pulls it all together!
    Thank you for joining Thoughts of Home on Thursday!

  13. Penny you are truly such a clever and crafty lady. I love all the layers of perfection.

    Thank you so very much for joining Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Your presence really helped to make it very special. I hope you will return again and again.

    Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Valentine's Day!

  14. You are very creative to come up with this piece Penny. What ever you call it, I call it fabulous! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  15. I love what you've done here. I have a vintage dresser that is not quite as interesting looking as this one, but is definitely dated and in need of upgrading. Glad I found you! Visiting from Saturday Sparks.

  16. truely unique...............I'm working on a blanket chest with chalk paint right now

  17. What a unique and special makeover. Love the white and all of the natural elements added. Thanks so much for linking to Friday's Furniture Fix.

  18. I am always amazed by people who see potential in pieces of furniture and can turn them into something unique (and it is marvelous what a coat of white paint does to pull it all together!) Thanks for sharing on our #OTM link up ~ Leanne

  19. Oh, my goodness! I would never have know that you pieced that all together if you hadn't shown the before.

    You have given me a great idea for my living room.

    Thanks for the inspiration and for Sharing Your Cup!

  20. This is absolutely gorgeous. You have incredible creativity! Truly a unique piece.

  21. Wow,you did a great job! This is so pretty & creative! I love how its outside. I would love it if you would share your creativity at my Monday of Many Blessings Link Up! Also added this to my Thrifty Crafty Vintage post!

  22. I am sure you get a lot of enjoyment sitting out there on your porch! Thanks for sharing at Your Inspired Design!

  23. Penny, I am astounded at this piece. You did a remarkable of combining all those different parts to create such a delightful piece of furniture. Tweeted and pinned. Thank you for sharing at Vintage Charm.

  24. How Pretty your dresser is! Loved it!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful creativity with us at Friday Favorites! I hope you will join us again this week! Hugs- Christine at Must Love Home


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