TIP: We always tape off the back of the piece if we are not painting the back. All you have to do is tape off the back creating kind of a shield (see pic at right) and if you spray from the front of the piece, you don’t get messy overspray on the back and you end up with a clean line on the sides and top of the piece. Seriously so easy and makes your projects look more professional!
I found this sad little dresser on Craigslist for $15 and the family selling it lived like 2 minutes away from me so I drove over there, put the back seats down and shoved it in my little SUV!
I didn’t really NEED a dresser but I did NEED a console for my tv in my living room. I wanted something a little retro/modern looking because I will have a lot of other fun stuff going on in my living room.
I had my hubs sand it down for me while I made dinner
We also removed the top 2 drawers and the drawer track to make a cubby space for our DVD player and other tv components.
I painted it a Satin bright white and distressed it just a little. The piece had some age marks in the wood and a small crack here and there so I wanted to distress it so it looked more natural. I sprayed the original hardware Oil Rubbed Bronze (of course!) Still luuuhving that stuff!
My dvd player is on one side and I’m planning on finding a cute basket for the right side to hold remotes, extra cables and stuff!
Like the retro-ish style? I really LOVE how my living room is coming together. I’ll share more projects from that room as they get done!
What are YOU working on?