Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Paris Map Dresser Makeover

I have talked before about some of my trash treasures.  During trash day one month a friend of mine texted me that there was some furniture out on her street.  My mom was here so we headed in her direction.  This little dresser was abandoned on the side of the road.  It was pretty rough and dirty, but we decided to put it in the car any way.

The dresser sat outside for a couple of days and then my mom brought it in and scrubbed the whole thing down.  And then she did it again and I think she might have scrubbed it once more after that.  I didn't have a place for it so the dresser stayed in the basement all summer.  

Last month I decided to rearrange the living room.  I needed a side table for the couch and this dresser fit perfectly.  I moved the dresser into place, but I knew it needed some work. 

I was spurred to action when I found twisted iron drawer pulls at the hardware store for 50 cents each.  They were a little too big for the original holes so I drilled new holes and filled the old ones.  

I had this map tucked away for future use.  The map was in pretty rough shape and would not have been a good candidate for framing or most other uses.  I love this map thought because it shows the smaller city names outside of Paris that are where we live and spend most of our time.  

Here is the dresser all put together.  I fixed a batch of homemade modge lodge using glue and attached the map to the drawer fronts.  Then the drawer pulls went into place.

Here is my dresser in its place in the living room.  It is not a show stopper or the first thing you notice when you walk in, but it is a fun and functional piece.  For a total investment of 4 euros and some time I love it.

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