I've moved!

"New" TV Stand

This is probably one of my biggest accomplishments yet!  I found an old dresser at Goodwill for $15 (originally $30, but we were there for their 50% off day) and decided to buy it with the intention of turning it into a tv stand.  It needed a lot of tlc!
before
The first thing I did was take the tacky gold accent strips off of the front.  Some might like them, but it's not my style!
I then sanded everything down.  The top was a laminate, so I made sure to go over that a few extra times. 
I removed the back and bottom panels to allow more circulation for all of the electrical components that I knew would be stored in it.  The bottom was already half-way off, so it was just a matter of pulling out some staples.

The sides of the dresser also had some dings, which I filled in with wood putty.

I then gave everything a nice coat of black paint.  It's amazing what a coat of paint will do!
 
My favorite part of this project was coming up with the idea to add "feet" to the bottom.  I found them in the counter section of Home Depot.  I couldn't believe how much character that gave the dresser.
Eventually, I want to make one of the drawers fold down for the VCR.  I'll get there eventually!  Right now, I'm just enjoying my new TV stand in our great room.









You might find me linked with The Prudent PantryHere Comes the SunMiss Mustard SeedJane's Adventures in DinnerProject: InspireMelting MomentsThe Artsy Girl ConnectionConfessions of an ADD HousewifeThe NY Melrose FamilySomeday CraftsThe Dedicated HouseAdorned From AboveOrganize and Decorate EverythingSix Sisters' Stuff, I Heart Nap TimePositively SplendidHeatherly LovesKayla CreationsDebbiedoo'sA Stroll Thru Life , The Thrifty HomeBeyond the Picket Fence

10 comments:

  1. Looks really good-Sweet deal~
    I need to check the Goodwill for props--

    Have a great day!

    Kelly Ann~

    ReplyDelete
  2. i love this even more b/c it's on legs now! awesome! i have the piece to do this, but i have never gotten around to actually doing it. i'm super scared, lol.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I was scared to begin with, but it was really easy. I should have mentioned that we used a nail gun to add the feet. You might have to get creative with the installation depending upon the design of the dresser.

      Delete
    2. Your new TV stand looks fantastic, Erin!
      You rock!

      Delete
  3. I can't believe the transformation. Looks fabulous. I really love the idea of the feet. They look great. Great job.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Turned out perfect, and the feet really add that special touch. Great job!
    Debbie :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. AMAZING transformation!And putting feet on this one-time-dressser was brilliant!!! I love seeing great makeovers!!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Erin,
    This came out so cute. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/10/almond-sugar-body-scrub-and-wednesdays.html
    from Wednesday until Sunday.
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

    ReplyDelete
  7. AMAZING transformation!And putting feet on this one-time-dressser was brilliant!!! I love seeing great makeovers.very nice blog thanks for sharing and want some new stuff simply click here

    ReplyDelete
  8. Awesome information we often undermine the function of a TV stand to a simple furniture working as a mere stand for your television. Yet many of the latest designs on tv stands create versatility that works for every home.Thanks

    ReplyDelete

PDF Print