UpCycles

Kids Zoo

This dresser was sitting in my garage for some time. When it came to me it had no drawers nothing just the shell. I have just the best upcycled dresser ideas for this! So I knew right away what I wanted to do with it. A kids zoo!! I have seen these before and I was super excited to finally have the perfect piece to make one. Now I have seen these before but never read any directions on how to make them. I’m a visual person and only read directions when I absolutely have to. Each piece of furniture is constructed different and someone elses plan might not work with the piece that I have. So with that being said I sketched it out. Sometimes I draw out my plans on paper with measurements and colors so I can come back to my notes when needed.

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The Steps

First I had to remove all the center supports, and cut ply wood for the two left over. The bottom and top shelf. I was pretty lucky this came apart easily. Next up prep and I sprayed the entire unit white. Because I just can’t do plain and, I added a yellow ombre look to the sides. If you want to know more about painting furniture check out my ebook.

 Next up the bungee cage I measured out my holes top and bottom and threaded the bungee through making sure to keep it tight. Some minor paint touch-ups and I am done!

Overall this was pretty simple and would work well with almost any tall dresser. This would also be nice in a garage to store all those sports balls. This is too large for my home to keep stuffed animals but for a large playroom with would be very nice.

What do you think of the kids zoo? What would you have done differently?

Thanks for reading and happy junking friends!

Tara Lou

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Tara Lou
<p>19 years ago, I started my path in furniture by preserving antique furniture, and restoring furniture after home disasters. More recently I have started working with clients to revive their furniture to todays fashions. When I’m not chipping my nails flipping furniture I am out with my kids hunting, fishing, foraging, gardening or hiking.</p>

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