Misty Gaines-Johnson
Misty Gaines-Johnson
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  • Wittmann, AZ

Dresser Turned Media Console Fireplace


So I paid $20 for this dresser and mirror. It was in decent shape so I figured I would sand and throw some chalk paint on it and resell for a good profit.
dresser turned media console fireplace, fireplaces mantels, painted furniture
Painted with antique white chalk paint and stained the top.
dresser turned media console fireplace, fireplaces mantels, painted furniture
The more I looked at the more the wheels in my mind kept on turning. I had been looking at the media fireplaces and wanted one but they were so expensive.
dresser turned media console fireplace, fireplaces mantels, painted furniture
I cut out the middle drawers and put in a electric fireplace insert($119). I sold the mirror half of the piece for $20. I absolutely love it and it works beautifully.
Before
Before
It says $40 but he took $20
After
After

Suggested materials:

  • Chalk paint, stain and an electric fireplace insert

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  • Sammy
    on Aug 21, 2018

    I want to do this in my built in wood cabinet below my tv is that safe?

    • Misty Gaines-Johnson
      on Sep 7, 2018

      I would read all the info on the fireplace insert you buy. My TV hangs abouve mine and I have had no problems, going on 3years now

  • Tracey
    on Jan 13, 2019

    Were did the free standing fireplace come from?

  • Marika
    on Feb 17, 2019

    You are a genius. Wish I saw before I bought my electric fireplace. Do you have to do something on the inside before putting in the insert, for safety reason? Thank you for sharing. Love it

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  • Donnieblue
    on Dec 31, 2018

    This is wonderful! This is fake fire ,people!my Daughter has a freestanding unit and you just flick a switch,adds lots of ambiance without the trouble!However, I should ask her about her electric bill!

    • Misty Gaines-Johnson
      on Dec 31, 2018

      Electric bill is not an issue, I can use just the flames with no heat for a cozy feeling and when using the heat it is just for a little warming up, it is not the main source of heat in my home.

  • Ney86
    on Mar 2, 2019

    That can be done with most fireplaces! Dt always have to use the heat!!!

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