We took our unused large, black HEMNES dresser and repurposed it into a dining room sideboard.
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How we hacked our dining room sideboard
First we removed the four large drawers and their drawer slides. Then. we filled the holes and sanded them down. Next, we painted the entire base with two coats of white paint.
The four small drawers’ hardware was removed and the fronts were sanded down to the raw pine, stained natural, tung oil was applied and new hardware pulls from Menards were attached.
We cut 1/2″ pine for three shelves and treated that wood the same as the drawer fronts. The dresser backing was removed and a pine support board was nailed to the back of the base to give the frame support.
The finished dining room sideboard is a perfect compliment to the 1800’s pine table and cupboard in our sunroom/dining room!
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