This weeks upcycling projects were a variety of styles.
First were these two mid century dressers. This is not my favorite style but I do appreciate their great quality.

Tall Mid-Century Dresser - Before

Tall Mid-Century Dresser – Before

Long Mid-Century Dresser - Before

Long Mid-Century Dresser – Before


These are made by Bassett and in very good condition but I thought they would look better with some color. I didn’t go too crazy, just shades of grey. The design on the drawers were done with a stencil and stripes on the large drawer.

Tall Mid-Century Dresser - After

Tall Mid-Century Dresser – After


Long Mid-Century Dresser - After

Long Mid-Century Dresser – After

The next project was rustic. Now this is my style. It was a very dirty and beat up, but sturdy old box that I think was probably used for storage in a wood shop.

Fabio's Heavy Duty Storage Box

Fabio’s Heavy Duty Storage Box


After a good cleaning and sanding I put a black watered down stain on it to bring out all it’s character. Then went over that with a walnut stain and finished it off with varathane. I could have put the casters on the bottom and left it as a box but I thought it would be more useful on it’s side. Now it can be a coffee table, side table, night stand, or a bench.
Rustic Box - After

Rustic Box – After

Then the last project is very traditional. This was a very easy one. I started with this beautiful chair and updated it with some paint and fun fabric on the seat.

Traditional Chair - Before

Traditional Chair – Before

Traditional Chair - After

Traditional Chair – After