Turn That Old Dresser Into The Perfect TV Stand

4 materials
$10
3 Hours
Easy

Don't throw out that old, broken dresser before seeing how easy it is to turn it into the perfect TV stand!

Using vintage furniture in new ways in your space is a great way to add character and charm. You can often easily find vintage furniture for next to nothing at thrift stores, garage sales, and online marketplaces. Sometimes you even have what you need right in your own home!


When I was working on my living room, I knew I wanted to move things around and give the furniture a freshening up as well. Not wanting to spend much, I took a look around my house and decided to use this old dresser I already had.

Unfortunately, the drawers have been repaired so many times that they never really worked well. I had planned to use the top as the counter in my bathroom when I was refreshing it but then wasn't able to. We were on lockdown at the time so I couldn't get it cut to size and now I'm so glad I wasn't able to!


Check out what this broken drawer was turned in to here...

To change the dresser, I started by removing the top drawer - it didn't work anyway. The bottom of the drawer was easy to remove from there so it became the shelf to put my cable box etc... on. Since it was already the right size for the opening, I was able to just lay it right inside on the existing wood pieces that had kept the drawer in its place.


I also gave it a fresh coat of Milk Paint and seals it with some Lavender wax. (Oh it smelled sooo nice!!)

The only other alteration the dresser needed was some holes to slip the cords through. I used my drill, punched some holes in the back (low enough so they can't be seen), and slipped the cords through them.

I love how unique this piece looks and against the new mural it just pops and makes the space feel finished now.


Check out the transformation of the living room wall here.


To get tips and tricks on how to use vintage furniture in your space, check out the original Recreated Designs blog post at the link below...

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