Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Recycled Old Dresser turned Book Shelf!

See this cute little nook in Simon's room...
the Book Nook?...Well... DAVE took this old dresser...
and turned it into THIS!

My amazing hubby got the "crafty" bug and did this
ALL on his own
(even some of the blog pics)!
First, he took an old dresser
and sawed off one of the beams that made the drawer.
This created TWO bookshelves, instead of three small ones.
Next, he took the bottom of the drawers and cut them up into pieces...
and made them into shelves with a secure bottom.
Then he Mod Podged old maps on the two bottom shelves...
this was totally HIS idea!
It matches Simon's room because one whole wall
is covered in maps!
He painted Mod Podge overtop of the maps to make a sealer on them.
This will help the books not rip the maps as they
are put on and off the shelves.
One of the previous steps was that Dave Spray Painted
the shelves to match Simon's room colors
in a dark red.
SO cute with maps!
All done!


The two top drawrs were left in for Simon to use
with little trinkets and what-nots...
you know how 4 year-olds collect things:)
Here's Daddy and Simon with the finished product.
I am SO proud of the way it turned out!
GREAT job, Dave!!!
It was a fairly simple project
(about 2 hours max)...
and super cheap because this dresser was free!
Try this at home!!

20 comments:

Misty Sedehi said...

I just LOVE Simon's sweet face in the last picture with Dave! Amazing Dave, you've got some talent!!!

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

What a transformation! I'm LOVING the red you used to paint it -- it's just darling now! Great job!!

Meg said...

That's a great way to repurpose and old dresser. I love that he used maps to cover the wood! He could have just painted them, but he took a creative approach! Love it.

Pam said...

Turner this dresser into a bookcase is clever and frugal too. Covering the shelves with maps was also a great touch. How nice that your husband values the joy of crafting too; yeah for you guys! Great job! Pam @ Sallygoodin

Kaysi said...

That is a great idea!!!! I love it

Victoria said...

That looks so great! I love the idea you had of putting the map on there, very cute!!!

Patti said...

Well done...love how you did the shelves inside!

Jennifer said...

I LOVE that!!!! That is totally my style! I can't wait to get my son's room done so I can show pics!

Keep on Junkin'
~Jennifer

The Working Home Keeper said...

Wow! Your hubby did a great job! I love it.

Mary Ellen

Wendy said...

Looks awesome! I love it red!! It looks great with the shelf! Love this :)
Wendy

Nikki said...

Love this! I can totally see it in pink for AnnaLauren's room. Stopped by from Coastal Charm.

Julia said...

What a great way to use an old dresser! I love it!!

~Julia

jen @ {decor junkie} said...

That is an AWESOME idea! Seriously. So genius. I never would have thought of that. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the red too! And that your husband did it -- so sweet! Such a great transformation!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that looks great! what a great way to revamp a dresser and make it totally usable again!

April@ Natural Nester said...

That's awesome! I love that idea!

cherry said...

What a man you have there..
Great job!
Happy 4th to you and yours
hugs from Savannah, Cherry

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Way to go hubby! I'm so impressed... pics and all! I LOVE the creative genius here & I'm spotlighting it at the PoPP Spotlight on Saturday.

brandi @ tales of a domestic goddess said...

can your hubby come teach mine something?? =)

great job and i'm SO jealous!! =)

Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

I LOVE that your husband got into it! That is so cute!

Ginger said...

So cute ,Great way to keep books in order.
Loved that whole family worked on this!
Awesome!