Monday, November 12, 2012

Dresser Makeover {Living Room Update}

Hey Everyone! I hope you are all having a fantastic holiday weekend. We are getting lots of little things done around the house and tackled a huge DIY project that I'll be showing you soon (think foam and batting and fantastic fabric!) But today, I am so so excited to reveal this furniture makeover!


This dresser-turned-media credenza is the sister project to the china hutch-turned bookcase makeover I revealed a few weeks back! Remember this beauty?


Yeah...we bought these two solid-wood oak pieces as a china hutch set from a local shop. We paid $250 total for both pieces and have been hard at work revamping each one to perfectly suit our needs. This project took about three weeks to complete, mostly because of drying time and I was distracted working on a sandbox and Halloween costumes ;) Nonetheless, we are absolutely thrilled with the final results!

We started here:


And ended up here!


LOTS more photos after the jump!


Because we worked so hard on this piece, I am going to revel in her beauty and just show you lots and lots of photos today. (But be sure to come back and see me on Wednesday, and I'll show you exactly what we did to transform this dresser!)

As soon as we saw this piece, we knew it would make an ideal media stand. The main goal was to get our television higher (so that little hands can't touch it!)


In addition to removable drawers that could be turned into shelves, I loved that the bottom 2/3s of the unit were doors that concealed lots of storage space!


I loved the retro paneling and chunky hardware, so keeping those elements were no brainers. I knew adding some sleek white paint would modernize this dated piece to fit our style!


All of our electronic components fit perfectly in the old drawer spaces...as in, fit like a glove! This was totally by luck - the furniture gods were smiling down on us on this one!


We loved the two-toned combination of our side tables and hutch, so we continued the scheme here.


This dresser turned out exactly as I was hoping it would in my head (don't you love it when that happens?)! Let's take one more look at the before and after!


Still some more accessorizing to do in this space, but with this huge unit done, we can finally pull this room's finishing touches together!


This dresser is a huge upgrade for us in style, quality and functionality for displaying our television and electronics. I was so excited to get rid of our chunky media stand and replace it with a real piece of furniture that has many uses and great style. I feel like we are grown ups with this piece in our house ;)

Enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend. I'll be back soon with a full tutorial on how we pulled this makeover off!



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9 comments:

  1. I love this! I'm always so iffy about painting anything wood because I just love the look of wood so much! But you did a fantastic job! Turned out amazingly!

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  2. Wow it really looks fantastic. I've been looking for a media unit that fits in our playroom, I may have to follow you and think outside the box and try a dresser etc. Terrific job, love your blog

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  3. Looks gorgeous! I had a question about the hardware. Did you just paint the original pieces? If so (it looks so..), how are they holding up? We recently painted a dresser for my daughters. I like the original hardware (shape/style, not color!), but husband is very skeptical that it will keep up with the wear and tear of little ones using it. I was wondering your thoughts on it. Thanks!

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  4. The transformation is amazing! Beautiful work. :)

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  5. Loved the painted dresser. It looks amazing!!!

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  6. Absolutely love this! Currently searching for the perfect piece to do the same in our living room. Thanks for the inspiration! - Becka Monograms and Makeovers

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  7. Wow, that looks so good! (including your striped wall!)

    I have a weekend party I'd love for you to share this on:

    http://westernwarmth.blogspot.com

    Thanks!

    Bobi

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  8. Ooooh! I love that you had the vision to see this hidden potential. It turned out wonderfully! So beautiful and functional too

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  9. I totally understand when you start to feel bogged down with stuff. Due to me not working full time, I have the desire to do a hobby or something to relax and enjoy rather than being on electronics all day. But since I made the transition into the military life, I been struggling to find a hobby that I stick with.. so of course to start a hobby you need stuff!!! aahhhh. I noticed the longer my husband stays in the military, I feel that the harder it takes to get rid of things also Who knows if the item will work in the next place.. and such... drives my hubby nuts.

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