March 15, 2013

Dresser turned Media Stand

Last year I re-purposed an old cheap dresser into a functional TV stand....(click here for a refresher). 
My newest client wanted to find an old dresser to use as a media stand for her newly renovated basement.
She also had this desk customized to put in her basement.

I found a dresser on Craigslist, the price was right, and it was in great working condition. It lacked in the pretty department, but that's where I come in, and it had tons of storage. There's a total of 8 drawers and a cabinet with 2 shelves. I'm a little jealous myself.....I have a love of drawers (it's where I hide all of my junk.....I could hide a lot in this piece). 

BEFORE

AFTER






There were two big drawers inside the doors but that space needs to be used to house electronics so we added two shelves. My husband gutted the inside, took out the drawer tracks and cut 2 pieces of 3/4 inch  MDF to fit. I do the painting and my hubby does all the hard stuff.  
These three photos give you a visual of what the process of gutting and adding a shelf look like. 
Since electronics are going inside the doors I also made sure to add ventilation holes to prevent any overheating. Unfortunately, I didn't get any pictures of the holes.


Here is one more after photo

For those who are interested in the small details:
The paint is Thermal Spring by Valspar (I think it has more green undertones in person)
I used homemade chalk paint (1 c. paint to 1/4 c. to 1/2 c. baking soda) 
**start with 1/4 c. and add more if needed**
The pulls are from Hobby Lobby
I lightly distressed and sealed with Johnson's Paste Wax

Let's talk about the gallery wall! In our living room we have a huge wall, and it's vaulted too, which means a lot of empty space. We decided to turn it into a gallery wall using pictures taken by my husband's granddad, pictures we found on a trip to D.C., a few pieces I found on Etsy, and some plates I found at Goodwill years ago. We have lived in our house for over 2 years and we just started putting stuff on the walls.
 I wanted to make sure it was something I would love. We still haven't painted any room since we moved in either (except the playroom and guest bathroom). I feel like those are big long term decisions and I am not ready to make them......but the time has come. Baby steps. 




41 comments:

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    1. Thank you. You might get tired of seeing them because I think I will be using them on other pieces too. Thanks for visiting.

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  2. That is amazing! You did a wonderful job and the color is stunning!

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    1. Thank you, Susan! I really want this piece in my basement!!!

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    1. Thank you Ms. Anne! I hope you are doing great and keeping warm : )

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  4. Love it! That colour is fantastic...and just the perfect amount of distressing!

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    1. Thank you, Kelly. I think I fell in love with this TV stand. I'm gonna hate to see it go.

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  5. Amazing transformation! It honestly doesn't even look like the same piece of furniture. Love both the color and the new hardware. Pinning.

    Have a great weekend!

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

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    1. Thank you, Angela. Yeah, the before was a little ugly...okay, maybe a lot ugly! I am very very pleased with how it turned out. Thanks for visiting!

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    1. Thanks, Tabatha. I love it too and thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Gorgeous Helen...looks beautiful and I bet your client is thrilled!!

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    1. Thank you, Courtney!! I know she will love it but she is coming today to see it in person and pick it up....I can't wait to see her reaction! Thank you for stopping by : )

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  8. This turned out fabulous -the color is spectacular!!!
    You must have one happy client...............:)
    Especially love all the storage space
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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    1. Thank you, Suzan! I don't know what I would do with all of that storage! I'm a little jealous. Thank you so much for visiting! : )

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  9. Oh I love everything about that dresser! it is beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, Rita and thank you for stopping by! Enjoy your weekend!!

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  10. Love the dresser, Helen! I love the color, the knobs, the shelves you and hubby designed. Just love it all! Beautiful job as usual! :)

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    1. Thank you, Allison. I couldn't do have of my pieces without my hubby. He is amazing! Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. Looks wonderful, and what a nice big solid place to hold stuff.

    Bliss

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    1. Thank you, Bliss.....are you making my pie??? I prefer apple : )

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  12. Soo much better..and sooo pretty! Love the color too!

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    1. Thank you, Jamie. Believe it or not I think the color looks better in person! Thank you for stopping by ;)

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  13. Newest follower here! I found you through the blog hop. You have a super cute blog, I can't wait to read more. You can find me at meandmr.com

    -Melanie @meandmr.com

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  14. Wow, this one is amazing Helen! The color is just gorgeous and it does nt even look remotely like the same dresser!

    Sue

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    1. Thanks Sue! How is your table coming along...and your other projects??

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  15. Great job! I love it!!! It looks amazing!

    Rhonda :-)
    http://ablissfulspirit.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Rhonda!!! Thanks for stopping by : )

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  16. Beautiful! Love the colour - did a similar cabinet turned TV stand with homemade chalk paint, I smile every time I look at it:) Love the handles too, used those same ones on my turquoise chalk-painted laundry cabinet doors. You really did a great job, thanks for sharing!
    Krista @thehappyhousie.com

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  17. Wow! Love this and the color. You did a fantastic job ;)
    Jamie ~ somuchbetterwithage.com

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    1. Thank you, Jamie and thanks for visiting!!

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  18. What an awesome make-over!!! I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE IT!!!! Thanks for sharing over at Junkin Joe...it is the top feature this morning! hugs...

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  19. Absolutely GORGEOUS transformation!!!

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  20. Amazing transformation! I never get tired of what paint and hardware change can do to a piece!! Little Bit

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  21. I love the knobs and the color...great job!

    ~Sarah

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  22. Wonderful job! Very modern paint color!

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  23. What an amazing job you have done on this! Thank you for sharing! You will be one of the features tomorrow at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a feature button! Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  24. What a fabulous makeover! Found you on The Dedicated House. Love the transformation and it's in my favourite colour. Your new follower,

    Margaret from Moving Forward

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  25. This is a beautiful re-do. I love that you made it functional for the TV stuff and the color is gorgeous! Visiting from the Power of Paint Party. Hope you have a wonderful day!

    Kathy
    http://pearlsinparadise.blogspot.com

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  26. LOVE that color Helen... so pretty!!! I'm featuring it this week in the PoPP Spotlight. Thanks for linking up.

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