Dressing Table and Mini-dresser Redux

Submitted by JoanneS on Sun, 04/15/2012 - 05:24

Used a Lowe’s gift card I got for Christmas, and built a larger dressing table which would give me more elbow room for hair and makeup, and also to hold my mini dressers. The drawers are a re-purpose of the mini dressers from my previous vanity desk, and I built 2 additional drawer boxes for them. The dressing table is a 36” wide Willy bookcase, with a 24” x 36” project panel trimmed in 1x2 as the top. The mini dressers are a miniature version of the Willy bookcase, with drawers made using Ana’s plan for the master closet system drawers. The 3 deeper drawers on the bottom right side hold makeup and cosmetics. I’ve named this my ‘bling tower’ because it holds all the jewelry gifts from my husband and son, several sets of the chunky bead jewelry that’s in style now, and all the little keepsake things my son made for me when he was in school. Gotta have plenty of room for those!

Estimated Cost
$ 55 for table, $35 for 2 dresser boxes (already had the stain and paint on hand, the drawers from my previous vanity are made from scraps, and the baskets were re-purposed from the previous vanity)
Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Type of Wood
pine
Finish Used
Dressing table: 2 coats high hiding white in semi-gloss on the bottom, 3 coats Minwax express color in Walnut + 3 coats Minwax satin polycrylic on the top; Mini Dressers: high hiding white on the dresser boxes, and the drawers fronts are the original white, plus a coat of the Walnut Express Color (dragged on using a chip brush)
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner

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