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{Dresser turned TV Console} before & after

Ive had this ordinary dresser in my furniture stash for a few months and finally finished it up a couple days ago – I was so glad to finally get it done and Im lovin’ the way it turned out.

My client needed  a TV console, so the top 2 drawers were removed and the middle cabinet door was taken off (sorry, I cant find the pic of the “oh so beautiful gold trimmed drawers and cabinet”, it was gorg – bummer).


Once the drawers were removed, I cut some MDF to fit where the top drawers used to be. Then I got some tiny little decorative trim and put that around each drawer opening and the cupboard opening – just to give everything a finished look.


Then the dresser was primed and painted “Gris” by SW.  I distressed everything and then used ebony Minwax stain to glaze it – same process as I did in the dresser in this post.  Then I clear coated it with a high gloss poly by Varathane – my favorite brand by the way.

And then when all was done…



Love the basket storage, perfect for remotes and stuff :) in my house I would find candy wrappers and q-tips in there.



Loved the way the glaze set in all that little trim molding and the molding going across the top of the dresser.




And there ya have it, a standard boring everyday dresser can be transformed into something AWESOME!!!  Love it!!!



27 Responses to {Dresser turned TV Console} before & after

  1. HarlleeDesign December 2, 2011 at 3:36 am #

    That is a great idea! I love how you added trim around the drawer openings. I will be on the lookout for a dresser.

  2. Doubletake Decor December 2, 2011 at 3:37 am #

    It's amazing! I love all the fun ideas you have!

  3. janet December 2, 2011 at 4:18 am #

    Oh my that turned out amazing..

  4. Pine Tree Home December 2, 2011 at 4:24 am #

    Wow, looks like a million. I have to go find me some furniture like that to fix up.

  5. Orphaned Decor December 2, 2011 at 6:14 am #

    Beautiful! I really dig the pallet above too!!

  6. Carwin Candids December 2, 2011 at 7:03 am #

    This is Amazing!!!!! You have serious talent! I am awed and inspired by what you do! I feel like going and transforming half of my house…..if only I had the time!
    Thanks so much for sharing!

  7. Fiona, LilyfieldLife December 2, 2011 at 9:16 am #

    Hi Sausha, it's gorgeous, well done! Such a good makeover
    Cheers Fiona

  8. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. December 2, 2011 at 2:09 pm #

    Beautiful! I'm working on a very similar project for my daughter. Isn't it satisfying to create something new!

  9. Anonymous December 2, 2011 at 3:42 pm #

    You do such great work!!! Love seeing what is next.

  10. Tonia December 2, 2011 at 3:48 pm #

    Such a beautiful transformation. I love the color too.

  11. Jill@Barnes Yard December 2, 2011 at 4:38 pm #


  12. Tedi Palmer December 2, 2011 at 7:31 pm #

    Oh I'm in LOVE with that color! Do you cut your own stuff? or have someone else cut your wood? The reason I ask is my hubby wouldn't let me cut anything, he had to do it. :) I am seriously in love with that stand!

  13. Kim @ Cheap Chic Home December 2, 2011 at 7:50 pm #

    That looks so great. I like the knobs you used, too. Did you do a post on your distressed wood wall hanging? That's just perfect for photo shoots.

  14. Erin December 2, 2011 at 8:15 pm #

    Wow! That looks fabulous!

  15. I Play Outside The Box December 2, 2011 at 9:19 pm #

    Oh my…that turned out beautiful!!!

  16. Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy December 3, 2011 at 6:56 am #

    Wow, I never would have recognized it in the after~ just awesome!

  17. Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} December 3, 2011 at 7:26 am #

    LOVE it! I'm so jealous right now :)

  18. Alissa@CraftyEndeavor December 4, 2011 at 3:12 am #

    What a great idea for an old dresser with missing drawers!

  19. Jen December 4, 2011 at 3:51 pm #

    It is beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us.

  20. Maggie @ SweetwaterBaby December 5, 2011 at 5:11 pm #

    ANOTHER awesome TV console! GREAT job!!!

  21. Lindsay March 10, 2012 at 9:08 pm #

    Great job, do you have the name of the blue/grey color you used? I love it!

    • Sausha @ {Sweet Pickins} March 17, 2012 at 1:39 pm #

      that color was “gris” by sherwin williams

  22. Jamie K July 12, 2012 at 3:37 pm #

    Do you have a tutorial showing how you cut the MDF to line where the drawers were?
    Would love to do that..but not real sure how to get the exact measurements to work.
    Do you have a secret?

    • Sausha @ {Sweet Pickins} July 12, 2012 at 7:29 pm #

      nope, no secret! the easiest way is to take off the back of the dresser and put the wood in that way. but you are going to have to do a lot of measuring and drawing out the shape, because the inside of the drawers arent going to be perfect squares, there most likely will be lots of indents/jots so its going to look like a puzzle piece by the time that you get it cut out. Its the most tedious process, but if you want to have perfect seems, then get out your measuring tape and straight edge!

  23. Jamie K July 12, 2012 at 7:32 pm #

    Well taking the back off would sure be a plus! thank you bunches!!!
    Hey – also…when you glaze your furniture..do you wax afterwards??

  24. Jennifer August 8, 2013 at 3:46 pm #

    This is beautiful and you have inspired me to begin a project just like this except I have no idea where to begin. I see you explained how you did it but would you mind giving me detailed instructions.

    • Sausha @ {Sweet Pickins} September 22, 2013 at 10:50 am #

      Its hard to say without seeing what you have to work with?

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