Sunday, June 10, 2012

Dresser turned Media Console

My step daughter needed some grown up furniture for her new condo. She needed something to replace the Walmart furniture, something that would be sturdy & last. I found this dresser on Craig's, the picture they had didn't show the middle doors open. I kindly asked them to send me a picture with the doors open. It was perfect! But they wanted $90 for the dresser (more than I had planned to spend since we were doing this on a budget). I told them it was perfect but out of my price range. The instantly came down to $50! I was thrilled but we couldn't get a time worked out, they were only available in the evenings & I was only available during the day. We finally worked it out almost 2 weeks later. My husband ended up going with me on a Saturday. I was so glad! We pulled into an apartment complex (not the nicest one & probably a little scary if I had been alone!). The couple we purchased the dresser from were from Brazil & so super sweet! I have been amazed at what nice people I have met on CL! Turns out the dresser is EXTREMELY heavy, even with the drawers out! Had it not been for my husband being with me, I don't think we could have gotten it into the truck!





The 1st thing I did was remove the trim piece on the bottom in the center.  It just seemed kind of random to me.  Next I removed the doors & cut 2 holes in the back for the cords.  I gave it 2 coats of Vintage white, lightly distressed & sealed.  The drawer pulls got a coat of metal spray.  Here is the after:







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11 comments:

  1. It looks great, love the price too!

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  2. Fantastic Idea! Came your way via Becolorful :-)

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  3. Beautiful! How much did she love her new dresser?
    Janet

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  4. Such a great and total transformation that nobody would guess its humble beginnings. :D Thanks for sharing on Becolorful.
    p

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  5. It looks gorgeous! I love how it looks without the molding at the bottom!

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  6. Love it without the doors - looks great!

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  7. YOU ARE A GENIUSSSSSSSSS!!!!! I have a dresser almost identical to that, including the middle drawers, and it is so dark and dismal looking yet it is a sturdy piece. Now I know what to do with it. We bought a big screen TV last year and plopped it on top of the existing entertainment cabinet that housed our tiny 36" SDTV, and I've had a stiff neck ever since. LOL Sooo...I will give this a try once I find something else to put my skivvies in! HA HA HA

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    1. Thank you! I have done this to several dressers. They make such great media cabinets with tons of storage! Good luck on yours!

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  8. what type of paint was used for the vintage white? I am getting into the whole chalk paint, but it's not cheap... know a good recipe?

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  9. what type of paint was used for the vintage white? I am getting into the whole chalk paint, but it's not cheap... know a good recipe?

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