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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  • Jenae Guy Jenae Guy on Apr 26, 2020

    Hello. I know this is late but how did you cut into the dresser? What did you use? How did you keep the upper side drawers in place after you cut into it?

    Thank you

  • 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.

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  • Mary Mary on Apr 04, 2021

    Your piece is very beautiful. You did an awesome job on it.

  • Tammy Tammy on Jun 04, 2021

    Hi, I have an. Old dresser that I converted into an electric fireplace. The problem, is how did u keep the top of the dresser from getting too hot & possibly causing a fire? The heat comes out the top of the electric wall fireplace I already had & there is already a hole in the back of the dresser for wires etc. but I can’t figure out how to let the heat out of the dresser ( console ) I hope I’m making sense