dresser tv stand

Dresser Tv Stand

Share127 Pin2K TweetShares 2KHi Everyone!I’m Jen from Blissful 55 and I am over the moon excited to be posting for HowDoesShe? today. I had to read and re-recite the email solicitation if I was interested in sharing my tutorials that the idea that it was some elaborate prank seemed more realistic than these incredible females inviting me to come pillar on their site. The fact that it wasn’t a prank was such a wonderful surprise!Bobbi asked if I would be willing to share my Dresser turned TV Stand tutorial…of course I would be willing! Be forewarned, this post warrants a ton of pictures…but they are good pictures, so it’s okay.I found this dresser (briefly used as a plant stand as you can clearly see) for free on Craigslist. Oh Craigslist, you are my hero! I had been desperately appearance for a dresser to transform into a TV stand and while this wasn’t the style I originally had in mind, the estimation was unblemished! What’s more finished than unrestrained?Overall, it was a stout sturdy dresser and very well made. There were a few small notch on the top and two of the legs had some significant chunks taken out of them, but I knew it still had enormous potential. This scheme wis had it’s MANY ups and downs and I’m sure you would get a great laugh if you read all about it in my failure post, but I will spare you the details…for now and just show you the steps for what did work. My first order of business was to strip and sand the dresser of the megilp. I thought that the spray can of stripper would be enough as well as easier to use…don’t be fooled ladies, it doesn’t go very widely AT ALL! I issue up having to take a second trip to Home Depot to get the quart size. Besides, what’s a good refinishing project without hundreds of trips to Home Depot? I took it as a sign that I was on the right track. Another piece of exhortation? Make sure to wear the rub gloves as the directions say. They aren’t joking when they trial it will burn. I accidentally got some on my skin…study learned!I used a cheapy draw brush to brush on the stripper and then let it incubate for approximately 15 min. until it empty to bubble.Then I took my plastic scrapper and went to town. Some parts scrapped off super easy, others were a bit more stubborn. After I was done stripping, I sanded it down using 80 grit sand unsubstantial.  Here it is in all it’s stripped and sanded glory.The next walk was to fill in the break and chunks on the legs. I set up a system that allowed me to fill in the chunks by clamping a piece of wood that was straightforward with the blackleg. This allowed me to fill in the blackleg and get a straight edge without having to try and create an edge from scratch. Make sense? I used wood filler and filled it all in. Now obviously I couldn’t leave it like that; I had to sand it smooth. I did that by second-hand 80 gravel and then 220 grit. The next step was to add my shelves. I found my shelves at Home Depot, just finished mdf, and had the handy fool that product there cut them to bigness. I glued them in using ordinary wood glue. Like my make-shift clamps? Now the cables have to go somewhere, so I drilled holes in the back. Not too big though, inasmuch as I didn’t want them to be too noticeable. They are about 2 advanced in diameter at the most. The top had some uneven spots, so I unequivocal to mention some 5mm finished plywood to the top. I used contact tar to adhere it to the top and then using a router, routed the edges to the faultless size. I wanted to add some ornamental trim to hide the edge of the plywood so another supplant to Home Depot it was. I cut my decorate at a 45 Degree angle and attached it worn thorough wood glue and clamps. It was finally time for primer. I highly recommend worn a gray primer if your finished color is dark or bright. I think it really sustain with the coverage. I did do some light sanding between coats to knock off the little nubbies and make sure it was super smooth. I applied a total of two coats and then perfect with a clear coat just for good measure. And…..Voilà!I love how it turned out! It adds such a great soda pop of color in our living room and serves it’s view as a TV Stand extremely well.I have to take that I got many “curious”…more like judging looks from folks when I explained I was gestation to make this dresser into a purple TV stand. Most reactions were along the lines of….PURPLE?!? But when all was said and done, I thoroughly enjoyed my “I told you so” instant.One last look at the before and after. Thanks so much for letting me come and share my scheme with you! We hope you’ll take the time to visitation us over at Blissful 55 to see what else we’ve been up to. Share127 Pin2K TweetShares 2KDisclosure: This post may hold affiliate links. 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Dresser Tv Stand

Dresser Tv Stand

Since I have been on a DIY kick lately (see refinished dresser and farmhouse hutch!), I started searching craigslist and thrift supply, looking for the perfect dresser or table to turn into a encourage slab. After a couple weeks of not finding anything, I was getting really annoyed because 1.) I really poverty to take the tv down, and 2.) I defect our living room to keep progressing in the right direction. Then, on a whim I decided to stop into this thrift store we were surpassingly one Saturday, and found the PERFECT dresser. Sure, it was wanting some hardware, and one of the drawers was completely broken and jammed inside, but I had a vision. We picked it up the next Time and I got to work!
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Dresser Tv Stand

If you have an old dresser that you are not using or if you find one at a twig sale this summer, you can easily shape it into a TV console. This is a great project that is easy and very inexpensive. In actuality, if you already have a dresser to use, you can do the entire contrive for less than $30 and get a console that looks like you picked it up at Pottery Barn. Instructions here Domesticsuperhero old dresser into tv console.
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Dresser Tv Stand

An old dresser was reinvented as a schemer-grade media console by outfitting draughtsman fronts with hinges, and using a paint sprayer to add a high gloss finish (Image 1). This 1960s dresser was picked up from a flea traffic for $35. In its existing state, it sported a dark, worn-in, outmoded finish (Images 2-3). To transform a dresser into a concealed media console, the interiors of drawers need to be fitted out with hinges that bestow the door fronts to flip open (Image 4), giving access to media components and remote controls (Image 5).
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Dresser Tv Stand

Hi Chelsea, I was reading your post about your dresser-turned-TV comfort and I had a few questions. Let me start by saying the piece looks beautiful! I paint a lot of furnishing out here in California and wanted to more about the Floetral and Penetral (sp?). Now, I do have Floetral in my “tool kit”, but I have to admit I don’t application it that much. I guess my question is this…When your paint and or primering do you follow the manufacturer’s directions for the positive exactly or do you “eyeball” how much you pour in? For exmaple, I’m currently painting a credenza and I pour my primer into a tray without measuring how much I put in. How correct are you with measuring the additive to the draw/rprimer proportion? In that same post, I also consideration that you painted the dresser with a sprayer. Me and the sprayer have not been good wellwisher. I flexure one from Home Depot to use with our intelligence compressor and had terrible luck with it. Could you tell me a bit more about the Harbor Freight one you have? I have a Harbor Freight right around the corner from me. Just stumbled onto your blog today and loved looking at all your re-do’s. I will definitely unite your blog to the list of blogs I read. Thank you, Katherine

Dresser Tv Stand

Dresser Tv Stand

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