Retro Dresser turned TV Console

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.

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 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? 


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    The Carson Family
    August 4, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    How exactly do you paint stuff? Like, do you spray paint or paint with a brush? Lately I have HATED using a reg brush and paint but I have been really leery of using spray paint. What do you do? Any suggestions?

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    August 4, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Great idea for the components! And in the drawers you can hide dvd’s, books, kids toys, I love it!

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    August 6, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    I have been looking for a dresser to do this exact same thing with. My hubby doesn’t want something that is too tall and I want to get rid of the modern black stand the large TV is on now. It collects so much dust and I don’t like how all the DVD’s look like clutter. The drawers would help with that. Yours looks great! Thanks for sharing!

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