9.28.2012

Dresser turned TV/Media Stand

I will take you back a few months when I posted this Thomasville dresser that I found at the Salvation Army...it was half off day so the price was $65.  This is what it looked like then:


 I fell in love instantly and knew that it would make a perfect TV/Media Stand for Kelli's new house.  This thing is huge...about 5 feet long and it weighs a ton!  They really knew how to build things back in the day.  Dovetail drawers and built solid.

Here is what it looks like now:


Now you can see why we lovingly call it the "Big Yellow Beast"!  Doesn't it look awesome against her darker gray accent wall (her other walls in the living room are a lighter gray, as seen here behind her "new" chair).  BTW, how do you like my photo staging...keep in mind she has not moved in yet and her TV is still sitting in my garage!

The color is Valspar's "Soft Duckling", which is one shade darker than her Chevron Wall.  We used the original hardware and repainted it with Rustoleum's Hammered Gray.  I used MDF for the shelves and added trim to finish it off.  The one mistake that I did make was drilling the holes in the back for cords...I should have made them smaller and lowered them...who knew that DVD players are now only about an inch thick.  Oh well, live and learn!

When you open the middle cupboard, this is what you see:


Just for fun, I made a vinyl stencil with my Silhouette and using the lighter yellow paint, added the numbers on the drawers.  A better view:


I think I can say this is my favorite re-do to date.  It makes me smile every time I look at it...of course that could be the bright, cheery color!

Let's take one more look at the before and after:


Whatcha' think...does it put a smile on your face too?!

Granite counter tops were put in today...appliances come on Saturday...things are finally coming together.  I have one more creation to share in the next few days...be sure to stop back by!

Till then...

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28 comments:

sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

that is just amazing! I wish I had bigger house, I would not be picking stuff up to try and re do all the time

Mdegraeve said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

i LOVE it!!!! its beautiful, i want it. lol :) great job.

gail@My Repurposed Life said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Terri--oh my gosh! it's gorgeous, that yellow beast!
love the little drawers inside with the numbers.
gail

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Whoa!! You are a transformation genius, girlie!! It's AWE-SOME!! I love the yellow, especially with the gray - in fact it's one of my most fave color combos. Absolutely brilliant, dude - Kelli must be thrilled!!

Melissa Moore said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

As usual...You rock mom!!! It is beautiful!!

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

LOVE THE DRESSER AND IT LOOKS GORGEOUS IN YELLOW, I WOULD LOVE TO FEATURE IT, IF THAT WOULD BE OK WITH YOU PLEASE LET ME KNOW
LAUREN

The Far Fifty said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Beautiful, what a cheery colour :) And what a steal for such a great piece of furniture.

Robin @ Happily Home, After said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

So fun and it is a perfect cheery color (I have a very difficult time working with yellow so I'm impressed that this doesn't feel neon). Very smart to simply remove those top drawers and drill cable holes in the back to make it really function as a media cabinet.

Robin
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FlyAwayHome said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What can I say.....BEAUTIFUL!

Megan@Just For Me...And You said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This turned out really great! I love your color choice. I actually just bought an old dresser that I want to turn into a TV stand. What exactly did you do to turn the drawers into cubbies?

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

that is FABULOUS! love the color, shape, hardware, numbered drawers.... fantastic makeover!

jacky @ small home love said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Looks so great, loving the yellow! You know, I didn't notice the holes until you mentioned them. The numbers are such a cute hidden surprise.

Catherine said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Just saw your feature over at Primitive & Proper. Cassie is right, you have done an amazing job. I just love the yellow!!

Ashley C. said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

It looks so great! What a good thrift store find!

Chelsea @ Making Home Base said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a beautiful transformation! I love the idea of taking a dresser and turning it into a media table! Lovely!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What is the height of the dresser?

Carissa Rasmussen said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

it is the perfect yellow! I love love it. I think I want to do my entry table in this color...can you share what paint you used?

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Full Circle Creations said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love how this turned out. I love the happy yellow! Great job. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party!

Holly

Full Circle Creations said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Just wanted to let you know that you are featured this week. Thanks again for linking up!

Holly

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Theresa @junk2jewels-diy.blogspot.com said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You did a fantastic job on this! I'm looking for a dresser to do this and I love yours!! Thanks for sharing!

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I just have one word "AWESOME"!!!!
It truly looks amazing!!! You did a wonderful job on the corner unit! Also your basement looks so neat, tidy, and streamlined. What a great look!
Keep up the great blogs!


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You inspire me to redo my bedroom dresser. Your entertainment center is wonderful!

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