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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Old Dresser Turned TV Console

When we completed the den in our basement we were left with the expensive task of furnishing it. Not wanting to spend a fortune on furniture, since the finishing of the basement was expensive enough, I started looking for used furniture that I could try and turn into something beautiful for our space. 
I came across a dresser for $20. Unfortunately I don't have any pics of how the dresser looked when we bought it. But it was horrid, dark brown, scarred and a huge eyesore. I looked passed that and could see how nice it could look. I loved the detail on the drawers and the handles.

My first attempt at painting the dresser failed...well....my husband couldn't stand the pale turquoise that I had antiqued using a brown stain. 
So it sat in an unfinished room in the basement for about a year. 



I liked it this color and would have been content to leave it, but he really couldn't stand it and didn't think it went with the room.

Then I came across a wonderful pale yellow paint (I had already painted one dresser with the color for my craft room, see here and here).

So I started all over again and I'm really glad I did The dresser does looks so much better in our 
den now and every time I look at it I love it.







Imagine, Improvise & Invent


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http://www.thethriftyhome.com

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70 Comments:

At March 4, 2012 at 8:53 PM , Blogger Lori@Color It Simple said...

beautiful Sarah, Lori from Color It Simple visiting from Sunday Best

 
At March 4, 2012 at 9:37 PM , Blogger Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

Sarah, sometimes you have to "do over" the yellow looks fantastic. Stop by my blog I have a giveaway this week!

 
At March 5, 2012 at 12:12 AM , Anonymous cathy@my1929charmer said...

So pretty, and you would never know it was a do over. It turned out to be just exactly what it should be. The yellow is so pretty. It really is a beautiful piece, the molding is beyond beautiful. Great job!!!! Thanks for sharing all your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best.

 
At March 5, 2012 at 12:46 AM , Blogger Jennifer @ Just A Girl said...

What a great job! I love the before, too, but the after is so cheery! Good job! Found you via link party. :o)

 
At March 5, 2012 at 1:36 AM , Anonymous Peggy~PJH Designs said...

It turned out lovely Sarah! I love the before too. Thanks for sharing.

 
At March 5, 2012 at 6:49 AM , Blogger Etcetorize said...

What a great shade of yellow. I love how it turned out. It would be great if you stopped by Etcetorize to share this at the linky party going on right now: http://etcetorize.blogspot.com/2012/03/make-it-great-monday.html

 
At March 5, 2012 at 12:19 PM , Blogger Lisa - A Room with A View said...

Linking up via Polly want a Crafter, I love the color and the lines of this dresser. It looks immaculate and it looks almost gold-like!

 
At March 5, 2012 at 12:52 PM , Blogger Charlene@APinchofJoy said...

I liked the before -- just a little "bossy" and could take over a room, though. The yellow one is perfect and in harmony -- love the silvered hardware to finish the look. I’d love it if you would consider linking with Busy Monday (open Monday through Thursdays) at A Pinch of Joy, a linky party for ideas that make life better, easier and more fun!

 
At March 5, 2012 at 2:40 PM , Blogger mONICa and eLAINe @ Decorating Insanity said...

I totally love this dresser. What great lines. I must find one!! If you get a chance link it here: http://www.decoratinginsanity.com/2012/03/furniture-friday-7-and-link-party.html I think my readers would love it too...
xo...mONICa

 
At March 5, 2012 at 3:34 PM , Blogger Jen Lossing said...

This is such a beautiful piece. I am so glad you found a use for it! Great job!!

 
At March 6, 2012 at 2:06 AM , Anonymous Arica Rosenthal said...

Nice! I just gave my dresser and nightstands a Hollywood Regency makeover. So fun to bring life to old furniture. =)

 
At March 6, 2012 at 8:39 AM , Blogger Our Delightful Home said...

You did an awesome job!

Mrs. Delightful
www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

 
At March 6, 2012 at 3:13 PM , Blogger Stephanie said...

Wow! That is beautiful! It is so fun to see furniture transformed and turned into something beautiful!

 
At March 6, 2012 at 5:40 PM , Blogger Rona Gregory said...

It's gorgeous! I like the first turquiose colour too but I think I like the yellow even better!

 
At March 6, 2012 at 8:10 PM , Blogger Kari said...

I am in LOVE with this dresser! I have been looking everywhere (and I mean EVERYWHERE) for a dresser to have as a t.v. stand. This one turned out so perfect! I would love it if you linked this up to my weekly link party Tutorial Tuesday

Kari
Newlyweds on a Budget

P.S. I'm your newest follower-I can't wait to see what other great stuff you come up with!

 
At March 6, 2012 at 8:17 PM , Blogger Sweetladyelaine said...

It is beautiful! I need one too! I just may do the same! Thanks for the inspiration....
Blessings My Friend,

 
At March 6, 2012 at 10:05 PM , Blogger Our Pinteresting Family said...

What a beautiful job you have done! :) The color looks perfect. Megan

 
At March 6, 2012 at 10:35 PM , Blogger Tales of a Trophy Wife said...

I love it either color. We used a similar dresser, but I went boring, and just painted it black.

 
At March 7, 2012 at 12:29 PM , Blogger Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

Gorrrrgeous!! Thanks for sharing this beautiful makeover at my Show & Tell party today.

Sharon @ mrs. hines class

 
At March 7, 2012 at 2:36 PM , Blogger amber wallace said...

Very pretty! I love the yellow

 
At March 7, 2012 at 2:40 PM , Blogger Sarah said...

Sarah - I love dressers underneath the TV! What a great idea - and OH the storage!!! I have two nightstands side by side underneath mine and LOVE them for that purpose!!! LOVE your site :)

 
At March 7, 2012 at 7:26 PM , Blogger DallyGirl @ Lifeat2810 said...

It looks wonderful Sarah! I liked the turquoise too but the yellow is lovely.

 
At March 7, 2012 at 9:38 PM , Blogger Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Just beautiful! The lines, details and hardware on this are great -- and great color choice.

 
At March 7, 2012 at 10:48 PM , Blogger Jenny Melrose said...

This is beautiful. I am always amazed by your photographs. They show off your work so well. Thank you for sharing at Whimsy Wednesday over at The NY Melrose Family.

 
At March 8, 2012 at 12:57 AM , Blogger Pamela said...

That is some hollywood glam there! Love it! Thanx for coming to the party!

 
At March 8, 2012 at 7:55 AM , Blogger Barbe @ Beez Rental Designs said...

Hi I'm a new follower via GFC, Linky, and Networked Blog, hope you'll follow back.
I love both colors but can see how the yellow might work better in your space. Would love if you'd stop by and link this to my Frugal Treasures Party! This is definitely a frugal treasure!

 
At March 8, 2012 at 11:15 AM , Blogger Tee-iabo Designs said...

WOW! Now this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! The carving detail is beautiful, you picked out a good dresser to makeover. Love the color! Want to come do my dresser. lol Hopping over from Katherine's TFT blog hop. Have a wonderful day.

 
At March 8, 2012 at 12:34 PM , Blogger Stacey said...

The colors you chose is so pretty and soothing. Very nice job - great transformation! I would love for you to stop by my Creative Inspirations party to link up your project! I would love to have you there! The party is happening NOW!
Stacey of Embracing Change
http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

 
At March 8, 2012 at 12:56 PM , OpenID odetoinspiration said...

Wow! That's a stunning piece and I love the new color!!

 
At March 8, 2012 at 6:23 PM , Blogger bridget said...

I love taking something old and giving it a new life! Nicely done.

 
At March 8, 2012 at 9:12 PM , Blogger Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

Beautiful color! Love it yellow! thanks for sharing with us! Bonnie ;)

 
At March 8, 2012 at 10:29 PM , Anonymous Yona said...

In the right room, the first look could have worked nicely, but oh wow - the yellow with the silver is stunning. I really like it!!!

Stopping by from Katherines Favorite Things Thursday.

 
At March 8, 2012 at 10:58 PM , Blogger Cynthia said...

This is fantastice a greeat piece. You did a great job.

 
At March 8, 2012 at 11:51 PM , Blogger Kara at Petals to Picots said...

I LOVE this piece!! Thanks for linking up to my party! Have a great weekend!

 
At March 9, 2012 at 12:07 AM , Blogger Jenny@daysofchalkandchocolate said...

I love love love that color! It's so fresh and pretty. It looks great! Thanks for linking it up to Latest and Greatest this week!

 
At March 9, 2012 at 12:58 AM , Blogger How to Nest for Less said...

Wow, I like it before but now I LOVE it!! Great transformation. Thanks for linking up this week!

 
At March 9, 2012 at 1:10 AM , Blogger Natasha in Oz said...

That is the nicest looking TV stand I've ever seen! You have really done a great job with this-well done!

Best wishes,
Natasha in Oz

 
At March 9, 2012 at 3:11 AM , Blogger Amy said...

Beautiful! I love the new color!

Hope you'll link this up on my blog link party going on now. Would love to have you join in the fun!

Amy
gabrielsgoodtidings.blogspot.com

 
At March 9, 2012 at 10:30 AM , Blogger giraffe legs said...

The yellow looks so family friendly. You did a great job. Sometimes things just need to sit and stew for a while!

 
At March 9, 2012 at 10:51 AM , Blogger Katie Adams said...

I love this furniture redo and yellow is one of my favorite colors! I would love for you to come share with my readers on Blog Stalking Thursday. http://thecraftyblogstalker.blogspot.com/2012/03/blog-stalking-thursday-31_07.html

 
At March 9, 2012 at 12:09 PM , Blogger Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

Very nice looking piece. I wish I had the patience to redo furniture. Thanks for sharing at Things I've Done Thursday! www.bearrabbitbear.com

 
At March 9, 2012 at 2:06 PM , Blogger Cynthia said...

Love this TV console you did a wonderful job.

 
At March 9, 2012 at 3:32 PM , Anonymous Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

I liked it with the blue paint but I think it looks fabulous in yellow. Love the handles in the contrasting finish. Great makeover!

 
At March 9, 2012 at 11:42 PM , Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

So pretty and great detail. Thanks for sharing at Wow.

 
At March 10, 2012 at 12:40 AM , Blogger Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

You've had some great projects, Sarah, but this might be my favorite! Thanks SO much for linking up!
igottacreate.blogspot.com
"Kiss Me I'm Irish" linky party now open!

 
At March 10, 2012 at 8:04 PM , Blogger Latoya @ The Scott's Crib said...

I would love to have something as pretty as this housing my tv. It would give me a good enough excuse to look at the tube all day;) Why don't you share this at my cheap finds and transformations party with my readers so that they can be inspired as well:) I'll include the link if you're interested, enjoy the rest of your weekend, it's beautiful here, hope y'all are having great weather as well! http://www.thescottscrib.com/2012/03/lathriftas-cheap-finds-and.html

 
At March 10, 2012 at 9:21 PM , Blogger Kristen Turner said...

I love that yellow color! I just shared on my blog a "re-do of a re-do"! MIne was a lamp so it wasn't near the trouble of repainting an entire dresser! It looks like it turned out well and totally worth it for you though :)

http://titus2workinprogress.blogspot.com/2012/03/re-do-of-re-do.html

 
At March 11, 2012 at 1:47 PM , Blogger Natalie Dixon said...

This is gorgeous! I love the yellow with the handles! Great combo! I've been trying to convince my husband to let me redo an old dresser for out TV console and so far he isn't going for it. Maybe this would convince him! Thanks for sharing at my party!

 
At March 11, 2012 at 4:42 PM , Blogger aimee said...

wow how gorgeous, i would love it if you could link it up to my party at http://twiggstudios.blogspot.com/

thankyou xxxx

 
At March 11, 2012 at 7:51 PM , Blogger Meg said...

Looks awesome! I love how your re-purposed! The color is fantastic. Great job!

 
At March 11, 2012 at 9:26 PM , Blogger Chatty Chics said...

Oh my goodness! I LOVE it in yellow although I really thought it looked fabulous before too! Great job! Enjoy your beautiful piece!
Melody
ChattyChics.com

 
At March 12, 2012 at 1:03 AM , Blogger Charlene@APinchofJoy said...

I am so glad you shared this gorgeous piece on Busy Monday at A Pinch of Joy! Pinning! Can't wait to see what other projects you have!

 
At March 12, 2012 at 8:27 AM , Blogger Stacey said...

Sarah,
That looks just beautiful - very nice! Thanks so much for coming by to share it with my party _ I am so glad you did! Please come back this week to link up again!
Stacey of Embracing Change

 
At March 12, 2012 at 10:25 AM , Blogger The Shady Porch said...

It's a pretty piece of furniture that looks great in any color...I like it both ways! Great job on both makeovers! Thanks for sharing at the Rock 'N Share!

 
At March 12, 2012 at 5:34 PM , Blogger Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Love the color and all the details! What a great piece!

 
At March 12, 2012 at 11:26 PM , Blogger Just Jaime said...

Love the new, buttery color!

 
At March 13, 2012 at 7:49 PM , Blogger Barbe @ Beez Rental Designs said...

Hi Sarah, wanted you to know you've been featured at Frugal Treasures Tuesday party. Please feel free to stop by and get your button! : )
Barbe

 
At March 15, 2012 at 1:48 PM , Blogger Lesley at Fabulously Flawed said...

Totally love! Totally featured it!

 
At March 16, 2012 at 12:52 AM , Blogger Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust said...

How pretty! Another winner. And I LOVE the color. Thanks so much for sharing this on Fabulous Friday at Faith, Trust, & Pixie Dust. Please come back next week!

Warmly, Michelle

 
At March 16, 2012 at 11:49 AM , Blogger A. Osterhout said...

Love the yellow!! We are redoing my daughters furniture in yellow and this has to be the best shade we have found so far... would you share what it is???
Oh, and I'm following you now, looking forward to seeing what else you come up with!
Amy @ http://yellowhouseon3rd.blogspot.com

 
At March 16, 2012 at 11:50 AM , Blogger Jordan McCollum said...

I love that shade of yellow!

 
At March 16, 2012 at 12:37 PM , Blogger Alderberry Hill said...

Oh my gosh, I wish I knew. Would you believe I picked it up in the mis-tint section - no color label on it. It really is a fantastic color, I can't believe someone didn't want it!

 
At March 16, 2012 at 7:05 PM , Blogger Natasha Mairs said...

sarah this is beautiful!!!!

thanks for sharing on Serenity Saturday
Hope to see you there again tomorrow

Natasha xxx

 
At March 17, 2012 at 2:15 AM , Blogger Candace @ Candace Creations said...

I love the before and after! Thanks for linking up to Candace Creations this is featured on tomorrows Scrappy Saturday Linky :)

 
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