dresser entertainment center

Dresser Entertainment Center

WOW! I love that paint color. You did a wonderful job, and the dresser looks great as your new entertainment center. I spent the weekend refinishing a buffet and a few other pieces, and I’m using the buffet as my entertainment center. I love real wood and antiques! Anyhoo, I found you via the Pin Me link party, and I’m pinning this!
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Dresser Entertainment Center

WOW! I love that paint color. You did a wonderful job, and the dresser looks great as your new entertainment center. I spent the weekend refinishing a buffet and a few other pieces, and I’m using the buffet as my entertainment center. I love real wood and antiques! Anyhoo, I found you via the Pin Me link party, and I’m pinning this! T’onna @ Navy Wifey Peters Aboard the USS Crafty
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Dresser Entertainment Center

Since I have been on a DIY kick lately (see refinished dresser and farmhouse hutch!), I started searching craigslist and thrift stores, looking for the perfect dresser or table to turn into a console table. After a couple weeks of not finding anything, I was getting really annoyed because 1.) I really wanted to take the tv down, and 2.) I wanted our living room to keep progressing in the right direction. Then, on a whim I decided to stop into this thrift store we were passing one Saturday, and found the PERFECT dresser. Sure, it was missing some hardware, and one of the drawers was completely broken and jammed inside, but I had a vision. We picked it up the next day and I got to work!
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Dresser Entertainment Center

If you have an old dresser that you are not using or if you find one at a yard sale this summer, you can easily turn it into a TV console. This is a great project that is easy and very inexpensive. In fact, if you already have a dresser to use, you can do the entire project for less than $30 and get a console that looks like you picked it up at Pottery Barn. Instructions here Domesticsuperhero old dresser into tv console.
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Dresser Entertainment Center

An old dresser was reinvented as a designer-grade media console by outfitting drawer fronts with hinges, and using a paint sprayer to add a high gloss finish (Image 1). This 1960s dresser was picked up from a flea market for $35. In its existing state, it sported a dark, worn-in, dated finish (Images 2-3). To transform a dresser into a concealed media console, the interiors of drawers need to be outfitted with hinges that allow the door fronts to flip open (Image 4), giving access to media components and remote controls (Image 5).
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Dresser Entertainment Center

Thanks, Dezzy! I used the paint sprayer to paint the dresser. I used the cheapo roller to paint the boards that made up the shelf because I had painted the dresser with the sprayer days before and it wasn’t worth it to me to break out the sprayer, mix the paint, and use the sprayer so I opted for the cheapo roller. I used the same primer and thinner (Penetrol). Hope that makes sense!
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Dresser Entertainment Center

Hi Chelsea, I was reading your post about your dresser-turned-TV console and I had a few questions. Let me start by saying the piece looks beautiful! I paint a lot of furniture out here in California and wanted to more about the Floetral and Penetral (sp?). Now, I do have Floetral in my “tool kit”, but I have to admit I don’t use it that much. I guess my question is this…When your painting and or primering do you follow the manufacturer’s directions for the additive exactly or do you “eyeball” how much you pour in? For exmaple, I’m currently painting a credenza and I pour my primer into a tray without measuring how much I put in. How exact are you with measuring the additive to the paint/rprimer ratio? In that same post, I also noticed that you painted the dresser with a sprayer. Me and the sprayer have not been good friends. I bought one from Home Depot to use with our air compressor and had terrible luck with it. Could you tell me a bit more about the Harbor Freight one you have? I have a Harbor Freight right around the corner from me. Just stumbled onto your blog today and loved looking at all your re-do’s. I will definitely add your blog to the list of blogs I read. Thank you, Katherine
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Dresser Entertainment Center

Step 5: Paint!Show All Items Decided to do the majority of the dresser in a creme, with black hardware and black shelves. Definitely easiest to paint the dresser with the shelves out, lots of flat areas to hit with the roller.  Shelves got painted while outside, both sides to keep it looking as neat as possible.
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Decided to do the majority of the dresser in a creme, with black hardware and black shelves. Definitely easiest to paint the dresser with the shelves out, lots of flat areas to hit with the roller.  Shelves got painted while outside, both sides to keep it looking as neat as possible.
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Vintage Dresser This 1960s dresser was picked up from a flea market for $35. In its existing state, it sported a dark, worn-in, dated finish. From: Brian Patrick Flynn
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Inside the Vintage Dresser This 1960s dresser was picked up from a flea market for $35. In its existing state, it sported a dark, worn-in, dated finish. From: Brian Patrick Flynn
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Just wanted to say a huge thank you! We had a flood in our basement last summer and ended up needing a new entertainment unit (along with everything else). My husband was very skeptical, but liked the idea of free, since we already owned a perfect dresser and used left over paint and materials from our renovation. The results were fantastic! My once skeptical husband now shows it off to everyone who comes over. Thanks a million for the inspiration!!
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Absolutely amazing, I love it! Thumbs up to you for seeing the potential in that dresser . . . I probably would have scrolled straight past it, but it came out so beautifully. Great job!
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Hi, I “garbage-picked a dresser yesterday for this this purpose. I love the outcome of your project and happy to hear Lowe’s will cut the pieces. My question is that I see you have cut the two flat pieces/ for the electronics to sit on, but what are those smaller pieces for? THANK YOU!
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I was reading your post about your dresser-turned-TV console and I had a few questions. Let me start by saying the piece looks beautiful! I paint a lot of furniture out here in California and wanted to more about the Floetral and Penetral (sp?). Now, I do have Floetral in my “tool kit”, but I have to admit I don’t use it that much. I guess my question is this…When your painting and or primering do you follow the manufacturer’s directions for the additive exactly or do you “eyeball” how much you pour in? For exmaple, I’m currently painting a credenza and I pour my primer into a tray without measuring how much I put in. How exact are you with measuring the additive to the paint/rprimer ratio?
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Hi Chelsea-I love your Upcycle. It’s absolutely BEAUTIFUL. I’m starting on a dresser of my own to use in my bedroom. However, I need a little help and a little clarity. Under one picture you say “I always use a cheapo roller and brush when using primer. It’s not worth it to use a nice paint brush. Write that down.” However under another picture you say “I used a paint sprayer (also from Harbor Frieght) to put on the Zinsser primer (conditioned with Penetrol). I saved hours spraying on the primer rather than painting it on with a brush. Hours.” I’m a little confused. Did you used two types of primer, one with a brush and one with the sprayer? I’m not trying to be nitpicky, I just need some understanding because this is one of the more informative tutorials I’ve read, I’d like to follow it and achieve great results like you did. Thanks a Million and Keep Posting.
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I went yesterday to our local Salvation Army Store and found a dresser I thought I could transform into a TV stand. My measurements of one particular piece would work out for me, but I noticed that they have a 25% off sale on Fridays (the day following my visit!) It was marked at $29 So, when I left to visit the next shop, I took a moment to get some Pinterest ideas for what I had in mind. Your piece was the third one I viewed. I started skimming through, but then – WAIT!! Back up, isn’t that the VERY SAME PIECE I just saw at Salvation Army?????? I couldn’t believe my eyes! I had other errands to run, but thought I’d be back the next morning to get it. Of course, I couldn’t sleep much at all, worrying that someone would snag it from underneath me before I could get back. Yippeeee! It was there again this morning, so I bought it and brought it home, but first it needs an “airing out” because it smells strongly of cigarette smoke, and I’m allergic to it! I am so anxious to get started, but it will need to sit for a day or two with coffee beans inside to try to get rid of the smell before I can get started. I imagine the refinishing process will help a lot with that, but the raw wood inside will need some help.

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