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Flip your old dresser to a Gorgeous Console Table

Do you have an old dresser you want to get out the garage and into your house but not sure where to start? I have been wanting to flip a dresser forever but I was running out of room in the garage for my projects! Thankfully a friend of mine just happened to need a dresser painted and wanted some help! I told her if she didn't mind me bringing home her beloved dresser to my house for a week or so I'd love to do it!

We decided on a nice white with some distressing while keeping the top the original wood color.

Now I'll walk you through how I did it! sidenote- I'm not going to be talking much about the painting aspect in this tutorial because I'm going to do a separate post for that so stay tuned if you want the details on chalk painting!

Here is the dresser before and after!

Here is a quick run down of the products I used! Like I said I'll go over more chalk painting in the next post though!

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure white.

Chalkology chalk paint brush

Annie Sloan Clear Wax

MDF in 3/4 inch thickness

Jig Saw

Circular saw

The biggest part about making a dresser into a console table is fabricating a new shelf where the drawers used to be. The first thing was deciding we wanted to remove the wood strip in the middle and make one large opening. For that, you're just going to grab your jig saw and bring that puppy in the house and slice off the piece! It's really super simple and kind of fun!! If you don't have a jig saw you can get this