THE BEFORE - window dresser

I recently replaced 3 large ugly drawers in the middle of an old dresser
with a vintage window turned door and cupboard space behind.

 Here are the much anticipated BEFORE shots.

The first time my daughter saw this dresser she remarked on the ugliness of the middle drawers.
Not to worry they will get used in the future but out they go for now.

This is my sliding compound mitre saw, a tool I use just about every day,
and definitely an asset for this project.

 The interior of the cupboard was lined with the wood from the 4 drawers.

A = drawer back
B = drawer bottom
C = drawer sides

There is a great deal of framing going on behind that beautiful wood interior.
Again most of it was the original framing for the drawers just re purposed.

It's like it was meant to be this way always! 

You can find all the beauty shots here,
and if you would like to see more BEFORE and AFTER shots
of more projects check them out here.

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  1. Once again you amaze me with how you put together the unexpected. Love this window in the dresser. Wonderful project.

  2. I'm not sure when you did this project and I really can't believe that you don't have any comments, but this is just absolutely gorgeous and what a smart idea! I love it!

  3. Amazing! I've seen dressers just like that in thrift stores and just couldn't see past those ugly drawers. What a great idea, and what talent to be able to pull it off. :)

  4. Constantly amazed by the way you transform an ugly ducking.


  5. You always amaze me! Wow, you've given all of us great ideas for this pieces. I just tend to pass them by due to the ugly drawers! You're one talented girl! What a transformation!

  6. IS that seriously the same thing??? Wow, what a great use of extra drawers. Write about that sliding saw. I have never heard of this. How does it work?

  7. Ooh! I think this turned out so fantastic and would be a great media center. Great job.

  8. Well, how cute is that? GREAT job! xo Diana

  9. Wow! Awesome job! I love the way you transformed an old dresser into a very updated piece!