Bus-Inspired Dream Dresser

It doesn't get much more charming than this Volkswagen-inspired dresser makeover. Keep reading to see how this blogger put it all together.

By Megan Stein | Updated Jun 1, 2016 3:02 PM

Bob Vila Thumbs Bus Dresser

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Larissa of Prodigal Pieces had been carrying an idea around with her for about two years, and when she scored an Art Deco chest of drawers for free at a garage sale, she knew she could turn her dream into a reality. Read on to see how she brought her vision of this charming Volkswagen bus to life.

Bob Vila Thumbs Bus Dresser 2

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Larissa started by removing the chipped veneer that plagued the outside of the dresser and gave everything a light sanding. Then, she removed a few features she wasn’t enthused about, primed the piece, and started in on designing the bus using stencils made from cardboard, plastic lids, and other household items. After painting the dresser and thoughtfully assembling the hardware so it mimicked the front of a Volkswagen bus, Larissa added the perfect finishing touch: a silver VW emblem.

Bob Vila Thumbs Bus Dresser 3

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For more great repurposing ideas, and for the full tutorial, visit prodigalpieces.com.