Whatever Wednesday, The Dresser and The Drawers Broke Up
Have you ever been dumped? Like the dresser that dumped its drawers?
Do you ever come across things that look like this?
I did, and I often do. Poor Dresser, Drawers dumping them.
Here is how the story goes. Dresser meets drawers. Dresser and drawers have a shaky relationship. Relationship ends on a bad note. Eventually, Dresser and Drawers Broke Up. The Drawers broke up because the dresser had put way too many demands on the drawers and the relationship becomes unbalanced. The drawers feel pulled apart. The drawers want a divorce. They want out. The Dresser Dumps the Drawers. In short, the Dresser and the Drawers Broke Up. Sad story. Or is it?
This is where I come in. Sometimes, if the relationship isn’t beyond repair, I can repair the Dresser and Drawers. However, most of the time, I have to get the dresser to accept it must face a future as something else, and go on without it’s drawers. This requires a lot of hard work.
It requires special tools. (I used my jigsaw to cut a shelf for the middle shelf, using MDF I had on hand).
Usually, the dresser has it within itself to find the strength to go forward. (I cut the drawer runners in half and used them on either side of the dresser walls to support the new shelf). The Dresser can draw strength from the Drawers that broke up with it.
The dresser must make sure the new support is anchored down and sturdy (I screwed it in tight) (this is actually sideways, just turn your head sideways and imagine you are in my driveway). The dresser might be feeling unsturdy after such a nasty break up. Make sure you give the dresser plenty of solid support.
Make sure you help your dresser be level-headed. (Make sure the supports are level and even with each other so you don’t have a wonky shelf)
It helps to incorporate things into The Dresser’s s new life that have been tossed around too. (Like this weird door for little people I pulled out of a construction dumpster once). Other dumped items can be a tremendous source of strength (and can commiserate with the Dresser and it’s break up). This door got chopped down, and I secured it at the bottom of the dresser for the bottom shelf.
Just like with women sometimes change their hair style after a break up, the dresser is usually wanting a makeover with color too. I used three colors on this. 3 parts Sherwin Williams Antique White (using up what is left from my walls), 2 parts DIY Paint in Prom Queen and 1/2 Part Water Lily. The entire piece was base coated with DIY Paint in Layered Chocolate. Base coating a piece in Layered Chocolate is a favorite go to of mine to give the illusion that the piece is stained wood. I used DIY Paint Dark Patina for the top. This is a great way to add another illusion of stained wood and also works amazing to add depth and darkness to a painted piece. Try it out!
After the Dresser and the Drawers broke up, the dresser was a bit of a basket case. Now it’s baskets are under control, and numbered.
The Dresser has changed and grown a lot after the Drawers Broke up with it. The Dresser has a new way of looking at things. The Dresser proudly accepts it’s new life. The Dresser thanks me then goes and feels secure in it’s new relationship, without drawers! Now the Dresser is in a solid relationship with shelving and baskets.
If you would like to see more of my Dumped Dresser therapy success projects, click on the links below:
Lucky for me, there seems to be a great deal of Dresser and Drawers Break Ups.
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