Friday 17 May 2013

Upcycled Dresser to TV Cabinet

Hey Everyone,

I shared this post at Inspiration Cafe a few months ago.

Its been a while since I had a piece of furniture to repurpose. 

I've missed the sanding, painting and distressing...its therapeutic to me. 

I love that my hubby can get involved too, he rolls his eyes at my ideas sometimes and yet he is always surprised at how well it turns out! 
After all these years he really shouldn't doubt me!!!

The TV stand in our living room has always been either this monstrous dark chest or an awful black cabinet (which has long been moved to the sidewalk)
I love that old dark chest, my Mom gave it to me for my 16th birthday. I have plans to paint it one day, but I'm still thinking about it though. 

It just wasn't working in the corner of the room, it was too dark, heavy and in the way. Has been for the last five years.

A couple of years back I bought an ugly laminated chest of drawers from the thrift store for the kids to use. Ugly...

Then after living with all this darkness and ugliness for long enough I enlisted Sean's help to convert the chest of drawers into a TV cabinet. Easy right?

We ripped the back off, removed and reused the wood from the drawers to build a new base and shelf.
Then a couple of coats of white paint, distressing and sealing, the cabinet was good to go! 

This was a pretty easy weekend project.

I bought the wicker baskets on clearance at Briscoes. The kids store their mega blocks in them and I'm a happier mum with a neater living room.

 The whole corner of the room has opened right up and it looks so spacious, modern and clean.

I'm seriously loving all the extra natural light too.

This Instagram photo was taken on a very humid day in Summer and while I took it of Maclayne just laying around trying to cool down, the cabinet looks really great and the room so fresh. 

As you can see Sean has already upgraded his speaker system!

Now I'm looking for my next big project!

Take Care




  1. Such a lovely makeover Nat, your house is so fresh and beAchy :)

  2. Hey there; here from the blog hop and just wanted to let you know I liked your fb page! Hope you'll get a chance to check mine out :o)

  3. It looks great Nat, really nice and fresh and baskets are always such a winner, aren't they !

  4. This looks great!
    I would love for you to share and link up at my TGIF Link Party. The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight.
    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs, Cathy


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