Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Trashy dresser turned Entertainment Center

You ever have one of those projects where you think it will be REAL easy and
REAL quick....Yeah, me too.....EVERY TIME...

and then you see THIS!!
Yeah, I got the dresser for free. It was a Pick it up or its going to the dump sorta thing.
I HAD to save it. Not only was the bracket missing which I DIDN'T know..It was missing a drawer,
which I did know. So I instantly started work on it.
I knew if I waited too long I would let the dresser sit and I already had an idea brewing in my head.

So the minute I pulled it out of our truck I started working...(I should also mention
we had just pulled in from camping all weekend)
We keep a scrap pile of lumber in our shed and as luck would have it
An exact match to the size I needed.....FREE...

I cut it and notched it to match..

Lookie there...all  by myself...:)  Patting myself on back here..:)

Now we are getting somewhere.

Then AGAIN went to my shed where I had a scrap piece of plywood. I cut it so that it left a gap in
the back for what I had in store..

Then I got to painting. I used my Ce Ce Caldwells Slate sample I had just got...LOVE!
and painted the inside with my OOPS yellow paint
I finished it off with an old hobby lobby stencil I had in the basement.

Can you even believe this is the same dresser!  Its nuts. When I distressed it I wanted a little bit
of the old red to come through since this would be going in my basement which has red accents around the room.

You can see the red accents here. You can see the end table I redid and the Numbers table that I did and was one of my FIRST ever blog posts.
Also if you look at the back wall you can see the HOBBY LOBBY pics that I got at GOODWILL for $3.99....THEY STILL SELL THESE AT THE STORE....I couldn't believe someone bought and got rid of something that is still currently in stock...But one of my faves...The film reel above the pic????
NOPE its a spin tray thing that used to be on the bottom of a swivel TV base...:)  I am sooo cheap..;)

and here is my new entertainment center in its rightful place..

Hiding all of the BILLIONS of cords to the Blue ray...Wii...ETC!!
I love not having to look at those ugly things!!

I hope you enjoyed this too!!
Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!
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Goldie said...

That really is very pretty! You did a very good job on the project ;)

Charming Ways of Life said...

You did great! This is beautiful and a perfect use for it. I have an old tall dresser we bought at a flea market last summer to repair and re-purpose. This makes me want to get to work on it!

Unknown said...

Thank you for linking to my new link party at Homa Style. I love it that you grab the tools and cut the wood. I've been working on getting the ladies to not be afraid and grab a saw. Have you been doing wood projects long? How do you learn to use wood tools?

Kathryn J Cain said...

all your efforts worth it...I Really love this...

The Bold Abode said...

It's gorgeous, girl! You did an amazing job, as always! The stenciling on top is awesome...

Thanks for partying with us at the Bloggy Olympics Paint Event!

Unknown said...

You did a great job on it. Love the colour combo. I am still searching for a narrow dresser to convert to a media cabinet for our basement TV room.

Suzy said...

I love the stencil, the color, the finish...just about everything!

Eclectically Vintage said...

I've been on the hunt for an old dresser I can transform into a media cabinet! Yours is a beauty - love the stencil and color!!
Pinning for when I find that elusive dresser!

Anonymous said...

I love your new entertainment center! Way to reuse something would otherwise be trash!

Unknown said...

Stopping by from Miss Mustard Seeds today.
I must say you did a fabulous upcycle of the dresser. You're truly talented!

Adorned From Above said...

Beautiful job. I love this. I have a Blog Hop, and I would love it if you would link this post. You can find it at
It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
Debi Bolocofsky
Adorned From Above

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

It is gorgeous ( but is anything you make not gorgeous?!).

Unknown said...

wow awesome transformation great job

Erika said...

This is a beautiful piece, the transformation is awesome, I love it and it looks perfect as the tv station.

Unknown said...

Wow! That’s an amazing transformation! You turned something that was practically going to the trash into something that’s completely useful and beautiful! I like how you made it look like it was worn out and aged – it’s got a sort of vintage look to it.. It is amazing what you can do with paint, determination, and a little creativity. Your T.V. fits in there quite perfectly, and now, you’ve got extra cabinets over there too for storing your DVDs and other stuff!

-Darryl Margulies