Dresser Turned Media Console Fireplace

Misty Gaines-Johnson
by Misty Gaines-Johnson
3 Materials
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.
Painted with antique white chalk paint and stained the top.
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.
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.
It says $40 but he took $20
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  • Leanne Haden Shelley Leanne Haden Shelley on Jun 01, 2020

    Did you have to sand the entire piece before painting, to get the finish off?

  • Kay58294434 Kay58294434 on Feb 07, 2022

    How do I keep the fireplace from making the top to hot.

  • Debbie Debbie on Feb 25, 2023

    In the first paragraph you said it’s a fireplace insert for $119, then you said it’s a TV with the image of fire. Which is it?

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  • Ziki Ziki on Jan 25, 2023

    Beautiful piece of furniture before you changed it.Especially mirror and painted white. Wish we had pieces like that where we live!

  • Sassy Sassy on Feb 20, 2024

    Nice job l also did this project. It would look more like an entertainment center if you upgraded the hardware with silver handles. Mine has that high end appearance. Fire place is a no heat decorative logs that lights up. Amazon. I added real logs and fire look lights also Amazon.