Saturday, October 26, 2013

Upcycle Saturday: Stylin' with The Leslieville Flea....Not just a One Night Stand!

This week on Upcycle Saturday we will give you a great idea for an old wooden dresser.  One of the best things about Flea Market furniture is it's age.  For much less than you would spend on a new piece, you can buy one that is made from solid materials with quality joints and workmanship.

This project involves converting an old wood dresser into a great looking bedside table with tons of storage.

Find a dresser whose lines and style you love....might we suggest a trip to one of the many vendors at The Leslieville Flea?

You may or may not have to cut the legs down to the right height for your bed.  It should be at least the same height of your mattress.... I prefer mine even a few inches higher than that.

Choose your paint we used Onyx by Benjamin Moore which I've found is the perfect soft black.

*DIY tip:  To paint over an existing finish try using Chalk Paint.  It adheres to practically any finish without any prep....yup that's right no prep!  You can buy some Chalk Paint but it is pretty are some recipes that you can make at home for a fraction of the cost

Add some new hardware and you are done!  The best part of this piece is how much storage you will gain....this can hold all your jewellery, scarfs belts and other accessories and will still have room left over.

Hope to see you at the next Leslieville Flea November 17th at the Jimmy Simpson Recreation centre, 870 Queen street east from 10-4pm .

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