Need more countertop space? Here’s how to use an old dresser

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My husband and I love to repurpose old furniture, making it new again. We had this dresser in storage and I just couldn’t decide on how I wanted to finish it. I loved the top drawer, which looks like it is several little drawers. I had seen some dressers with little drawers all painted different colors and thought about doing the drawer in that style. I finally decided I needed a coffee bar! Once that decision was made, I knew. I love how it turned out and love all the storage, freeing up precious counter space in my kitchen.

a coffee bar from an old dresser, Original Dresser Repurposed as a Coffee Bar

Original Dresser Repurposed as a Coffee Bar
We first cleaned the original dresser very well, then sanded the top. We applied 3 coats of Varathane stain and sealer and 3 coats of Varathane Polyurethane. The polyurethane toned down the glossiness of the the stain/sealer and gave it extra protection and durability.I have step by step directions on my blog, detailing every step of this project.https://sharsumpaint.com/2016/12/02/a-coffee-bar-from-a-dresser/

a coffee bar from an old dresser, Top after sanding staining and poly

Top after sanding, staining, and poly
It was now time to paint. Notice the top drawer is one drawer with raised fronts. I painted the raised fronts with Missouri Limestone Paint Company colors that were the same colors I used on my dining room chairs. The knobs on the top drawer and doors were porcelain and I left them natural. I used white spray paint on the bottom two drawer handles and hinges.

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