Saturday, February 19, 2011

The map dresser
I saw this dresser on the Nate Berkus show, and I knew that I had to make one for my son's room.  I started looking for cheap dressers on the ksl classifieds and craigslist.  There were lots of options, but the cheap/cute ones go fast, some within 15 minutes.  I ended up getting a changing table/dresser that my mom was getting rid of...or maybe I just convinced her she was getting rid of it :-)
Next you'll need a map.  I picked one up on a sale at make sure you go through mrrebates to get it even cheaper.  The maps come in various sizes.  You'll have to measure your furniture to decide what is best.  I used the 73"x48" map, it also comes in 46"x30.5".  I decided that it looks nice to have the bulk of the map on the front/vertical portion of you project, like Nate's.  But I had enough map to do the top of the dresser too, which is also cool.

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  1. Great Job! I love it, and I plan on doing one this weekend!!

    1. This is AWESOME! Thanks for the step-by-step instructions. Love the plane handles as well, very creative.

  2. This looks outstanding! You did a great job.

  3. I love this so much! I'm going to do this as my next project. Thanks for the step-by-step! :D