Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Dresser Turned TV Console

Our monster of a tv decided to poop out during the opening ceremonies of the olympics.  The sound quit but the picture was great.  Our friends gave it to us three years ago and we've gotten good use from it.  I listed it on cl in the free section and it was went immediatly. Yeah!!  Time for a flat screen.

My friend who recently moved away was preparing for a yard sale and asked if I was interested in this dresser for $10.  It is a heavy, solid piece with dovetail joints.  It was just scratched and dinged up and missing a couple knobs.

I sanded the entire thing down and sprayed it with a can of Kilz oil-based primer to lock in the mahogany stain.  Then I used my paint sprayer and gave it a couple coats of antique white semi gloss.

No distressing here.  I love the classic somewhat modern feel to it.  I found knobs in the same antique brass finish at Home Depot.

The drawers are completly full of movies and wii items.  It works great for us, only cost $24, and is much prettier than the old monster we had!!!!
Love it!


  1. That turned out great!! I love how you can take something not so appealing into something beautiful! You see the potential in things :) love it!

  2. Looks fantastic - I'm hoping my big TV will go out so I can FINALLY get a flat screen TV. I think a console like this would be perfect. You always do an amazing job.

  3. Love it! I need something with a lower profile for my TV....I was thinking of having my husband build something, but if I can find a dresser the right size, that sure would be faster :)

  4. that looks amazing! i love the knobs/pulls!

  5. It's gorgeous! Great job:)

  6. Beautiful! I think I may look for a dresser to make over for my tv as well. I never would have thought of it, but it is a fantastic idea!

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