tv stand dresser

Tv Stand Dresser

Share127 Pin2K TweetShares 2KHi Everyone!I’m Jen from Blissful 55 and I am over the natural satellite excited to be posting for HowDoesShe? today. I had to read and re-read the email asking if I was interested in plowshare my tutorials because the idea that it was some elaborate joke seemed more descendental than these nonsensical women inviting me to come post on their site. The fact that it wasn’t a prank was such a wonderful surprise!Bobbi asked if I would be disposed to portion my Dresser apply TV Stand tutorial…of course I would be chosen! Be forewarned, this pillar warrants a pile of pictures…but they are good represent, so it’s pleasant.I found this dresser (briefly used as a plant be as you can clearly see) for free on Craigslist. Oh Craigslist, you are my torpedo! I had been desperately glance for a dresser to turn into a TV consist and while this wasn’t the style I primarily had in mind, the price was perfect! What’s more perfect than free?Overall, it was a pretty sturdy dresser and very well made. There were a few small nicks on the top and two of the legs had some significant chunks taken out of them, but I knew it still had great efficacious. This project certainly had it’s MANY aloft 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 fashion of business was to strip and sand the dresser of the varnish. I thought that the spray can of stripper would be enough as well as easier to use…don’t be deceive ladies, it doesn’t go very remotely AT ALL! I ended up goods 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 admonition? Make sure to wear the rubber gloves as the directions Saw. They aren’t jesting when they say it will burn. I accidentally got some on my skin…lesson learned!I used a cheapy paint skirmish to brush on the stripper and then let it sit for approximately 15 hokkianese. until it sally to gull.Then I took my plastic scrapper and went to town. Some parts scrapped off super easy, others were a bit more inflexible. After I was done stripping, I sanded it down using 80 grind sand papery.  Here it is in all it’s stripped and sandy boast.The next step was to fill in the deface and piece on the legs. I plant up a system that allowed me to fill in the chunks by clamping a piece of wood that was level with the leg. This allowed me to fill in the crural and get a straight incite without goods 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 preference that; I had to sand it sleek. I did that by using 80 grit and then 220 sand. The next step was to add my defer. I found my shelves at Home Depot, just finished mdf, and had the near guys that work there cut them to swell. I glued them in using exact rabid glue. Like my constitute-shift clamps? Now the cablegram have to go somewhere, so I drilled aperture in the back. Not too big though, long I didn’t want them to be too noticeable. They are about 2 inches in diameter at the most. The top had some uneven spots, so I decisive to add some 5mm finished plywood to the top. I habit terminal cement to adhere it to the top and then using a router, routed the edges to the correct size. I poverty to increase some decorative adorn to disguise the edge of the plywood so another trip to Home Depot it was. I cut my trim at a 45 Degree swerve and attached it second-hand regular wood glue and tramp. It was finally time for primer. I highly recommend using a gray primer if your finished color is unrefined or bright. I think it truly helped with the coverage. I did do some light grit between cloth to astonish off the little nubbies and occasion 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 expanded pop of color in our living office and serves it’s plan as a TV Stand extremely well.I have to admit that I got many “curious”…more like judging looks from kindred when I explained I was childbearing 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 well enjoyed my “I told you so” moment.One last look at the before and after. Thanks so much for letting me appear and share my project with you! We hope you’ll take the measure to visit us over at Blissful 55 to see what else we’ve been up to. Share127 Pin2K TweetShares 2KDisclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. 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Tv Stand Dresser

Tv Stand Dresser

An old dresser was reinvented as a designer-grade media sustain by outfitting drawer 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 existent state, it sported a dark, worn-in, dated finish (Images 2-3). To transform a dresser into a covert media console, the interiors of drawers need to be fitted out with bend that allow the door fronts to flip open (Image 4), giving access to media components and remote controls (Image 5).
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Tv Stand Dresser

Vintage Dresser This 1960s dresser was picked up from a flea market for $35. In its existing state, it sported a obscure, worn-in, old fashioned finish. From: Brian Patrick Flynn
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Tv Stand Dresser

Inside the Vintage Dresser This 1960s dresser was picked up from a flay market for $35. In its existent state, it specked a dark, worn-in, retro finish. From: Brian Patrick Flynn
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Tv Stand Dresser

Overall, it was a pretty sturdy dresser and very well made. There were a few small nicks on the top and two of the bow had some token chunks taken out of them, but I knew it still had great potential. This jut beyond doubt had it’s MANY ups and downs and I’m secure you would get a great laugh if you read all about it in my failure post, but I will spare you the brass tacks…for now and just show you the steps for what did work. My first order of business was to dismantle and sand the dresser of the varnish. I thought that the scud can of stripper would be enough as well as easier to use…don’t be fooled ladies, it doesn’t go very far AT ALL! I ended 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 skip to Home Depot? I took it as a sign that I was on the right track. Another piece of suggestion? Make sure to veer the rubber gloves as the directions say. They aren’t jocular when they proof it will burn. I casually gotta some on my dermal…lesson erudite!
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Tv Stand Dresser

My silent extend a coverlet store. I was given a great blue dresser with a wonky top drawer. We are astir into a new place at the end of the month, and I am doing this with the dresser. I’m so glad that I found this post. Its so perfect! Love the color, but I don’t guess hubby would let me bring it house if I finished it in something this clear. Instead I’m doing mine in an antique cream/white, with a glossy dusky top and painting the insides of the shelf section and the sides of the drawers a refulgent teal/aqua. It’ll match my desk.
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Tv Stand Dresser

Thanks, Dezzy! I used the paint sprayer to paint the dresser. I used the cheapo roller to paint the boards that made up the shelf because I had painted the dresser with the sprayer days before and it wasn’t worth it to me to break out the sprayer, mingle the paint, and use the sprayer so I opted for the cheapo roll. I used the same primer and thinner (Penetrol). Hope that constrain sense!

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