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Friday, March 18, 2011

dresser to tv console transformation...



Alrighty....here it is! You've seen the inspiration. Let's review.


So, here's what I started with. 40 bucks on Craigslist - LOVE Craigslist! There was actually some of this nice green wall paint on the top of the dresser:


And this was my inspiration. Check out Shausha at Show and Tell...her blog is great!
  Here's how we got where we were going... She was mighty dirty. I tried to use canned air - you know the stuff you clean your computer keyboard with - to dust her out. But that just wasn't cutting it. So I broke out the leaf blower. Worked like a charm. First, I removed the {lovely} handles and pulled the "medallion" thingeys off the front of the drawers. I lucked out - they actually overlapped the trim that I wanted to keep on the drawers, so I didn't have to do too much reconstruction on the front of the doors.
  Lots of wood filler and sanding... And here's the final product - TA DA!!! What do you think? I just love it! Every time I walk into this room, I'm so happy about how this turned out!




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19 comments:

Tammy said...

WOW!!!!! I was thinking that you got taken on craigslist. Great Job!!!!! I love it!

Yvonne@StyleBurb said...

Super makeover! It looks great with the top drawers out and I love the trim you chose. It's hard to believe it's the same piece of furniture! I'm visiting you from Serenity Now.

Trisha said...

LOVE this!! It looks amazing! And love the drawer pulls :) I did something similar with a buffet I got from Goodwill...Paint makes everything better!
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Trisha
www.roundaboutshop.blogspot.com

Lacey said...

This is amazing!.. I never would have thought the beginning piece could be turned into the end piece!.. Amazing work!..

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

you're a star! brilliant!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Absolutely beautiful transformation! Well done!! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! Hope you will come back and share again soon! :)

Maggie @ SweetwaterBaby said...

@ Tammy...I know, right? I think $40 is a HUGE amount of money to spend on CL. But dressers were in short supply and I knew what I wanted. $40 turned out to be a screaming deal!

M :)

katydidinc said...

Oh my god, maggie!!! It looks awesome. did you stain it? i can't wait to see it in person. nice work lady!!!!

janette@ The2Seasons said...

I love that you removed the drawers on the top for the equipment. Very clever.

Bevelry said...

I think it was great!

Sarah said...

awesome job!

Auntie Bliss said...

It is really shocking! Love it so much! I wouldn't be able to add that trim without help...good job :)

Deborah March said...

OH-MY-GOODNESS!! From that trashy piece to this beauty...you're a STAR!!!!

Spunky Junky said...

So amazing! Great job, the new color is awesome!

You are getting featured on SJ tomorrow stop by and grab a button.

xoxo
Halsey

K-Sue said...

This turned out beautifully - I am itching to paint my BR furniture black or almost-black, and your success is inspiring me to go for it!

Lindsey @ Better After said...

Brilliant! Looks fantastic, I love the trim wrapping around the side.

Deborah March said...

Your transformation is absolutely AMAZING!!! WOW!! Doesn't look anything like the original...which is a good thing 'eh? (lol) FABULOUS!!

Deborah ♥♥ (visiting happily from http://upcyclingmylife.blogspot.com/...hope you might stop by and say hi!)

Deborah March said...

ha ha...look at that...I posted twice...once way back when, and now...guess I still LIKE it!!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

love it! so sleek and modern looking now!