Thursday, July 26, 2012

Dresser to TV Stand Tutorial



So...I ran into this beauty at Savers for $15 & decided that even though it was pretty ugly...I could make it pretty...

I sanded her down...
and with a jig saw...cut off the two dividers on the "top shelf" of the dresser. Then I had a piece of wood cut to match the dimension and laid it down to create a smooth open shelf, instead of the 3 top drawers. I also put a piece of beadboard in the back...but this wasn't necessary, as you can't see the back in the finished project. Oops.
I primed the entire dresser and here you can see my wood "shelf" sitting on top...
I applied wood glue and then clamped it for a good 24 hours until I thought it was secure...

I put my freshly painted doors back in & bought some cheap white knobs at Hobby Lobby! Notice that they were the "handle" knobs, but I couldn't find any that I liked, so I just put 2 single knobs in each drawer and I think it turned out great!
Freshly painted light blue "entertainment dresser"...
And my TV is much happier sitting on a pretty piece of furniture! I didn't even notice the curves at the bottom of the dresser until it was painted & I love them. The top shelf provides a perfect spot for our DVD Player and Tivo and a spot for a woven basket in the middle...
Hidden in that basket??
Remotes & tv cords!

and those dresser drawers provide storage for ALL our movies!!!

Remember this???
It's now this...


3 comments :

Dawn Mercedes said...

amazing and so great!!

The Standrings said...

you are one crafty lady! i could never do anything like that!

Kimberly A. Chambers said...

I thought, just put the TV on the dresser, it'll be entertaining table. But after scrolling down, got stunt! I love white color so much and so happy the same for above dresser. I got recently some white pieces, please see here and hope to get my desired one as shown above.