From Dresser to Tv Stand. Before & After.

' The art of living is always to make a good thing out of a bad thing.' ~ E.F. Schmacher
Art to me is about vision. It is about seeing potential in something that others may not see. It is about taking something and changing it, making it unique , making it your own. It is about expanding your eyes to see beyond the norm and the usual. Todays project is just that.
It is about how I took a normal little white dresser and made it into something different, and gave it a new life as a tv stand.
Here is the dresser as it was before..look at the drawer pulls, kind of crazy - my daughter said they looked like a face. lol
Here is a list of what I did to the dresser to make it into a tv stand;
1.) Sanded, and painted entire piece, including sides and insides of the drawers in Sherwin Williams 'Light French Grey' paint.
2.)Removed the top drawer and added in old cedar fence boards using small finishing nails, to make a shelf.
3.) Drilled small hole into back wall of dresser to allow cords to go through if used as a tv stand.
4.) Replaced original hardware with yardsticks for drawer pulls. The yard sticks have been stained lightly.
Here is the dresser after;
This tv stand dresser is for sale and can be viewed and purchased after 3/21/14 at The Living Room Coffee House at 2006 Cameron Street in Eau Claire, Wisconsin . Purchase prices is $150.00.
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Dresser Before .
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  • Judie Judie on Mar 23, 2014
    I have this exact desk. The paper inside is the same. The handles are the same as is the paint job. It has been sitting for awhile and I'm redoing it also. I got mine in Eau Claire. Just wondering if someone didn't have a pair of these and maybe used them for vanities.

  • Lizzy Bean Lizzy Bean on Mar 25, 2014
    Looks very nice...