Sunday, May 8, 2011

It's a dresser, now it is a tv stand

The garage sale is OVER! 3 days for the garage sale is a LOOOOONG time!

Phew, it has been a crazy, long weekend.

As life would have it on wednesday night as we were setting up for the garage sale, Wild Man was bringing over a decorative jar to help set up and he fell. The glass cut right into his thumb, VERY deep. The Dr's were scared he cut his tendon.

 Here he is trying to be so brave.

Thankfully he didn't cut his tendon, he just needed stitches. But a trip to the ER is never a welcoming thing.

Now the drugs have kicked in and we are good.

Now that we have moved on from that drama I thought I would show you one of my furniture transformations.

But I do not get the credit for this one. I copied this idea from Sausha at show and tell.

She turned a dresser into a TV console.

I LOVED this idea and just had to try it.

So remember this dresser?


And the headache of stripping this thing to find out it was just plywood?






First I took the top shelves out and put a shelf in.







Then I added a L shaped trim on the bottom on the shelf.






Nailed that baby on.





Painted the whole thing black and then distressed the edges a tiny bit and change out the hardware.

And here she is now.




You can't tell from the picture but we cut a whole in the back in order to pull the cords through.

Mr. Genius and I brought it in the house today to stage for Craigslist and it didn't work out. We put our tv on top and then I decided I wasn't going to go through the whole ordeal of unplugging all of our electronics to put all those on the shelf so I was going to use baskets.

Once we put it in I noticed that all my baskets were too big to slip into the shelf.

*Sigh*

So I tried. But the staging didn't go so well.









The pictures are so plain. OH well I am just a little too tired to care.

**UPDATE***

Here are some better pictures that we took when the light was better outside.




And as always, this item is still for sale. So Chicagolanders if interested contact me!


I am linking to these parties.

Monday: The DIY Showoff, Skip to my Lou, Between Naps on the Porch Tuesday: Tip Junkie, Today's creative Blog , 
House of Grace , Just a Girl Wednesday: Blue Cricket Designs, Domestically Speaking, Someday Crafts Thursday: House of Hepworths, Shabby Chic Cottage Friday: Miss Mustard Seeds, My Romantic Home, Funky Junk Interiors, Shabby Nest, Finger Prints on the Fridge Saturday: Tatortots and Jello, Be Different act normal
Sunday: Under the table and dreaming, I heart naptime 

10 comments:

Susan said...

Katie you did an awesome job on turning that dresser into a tv stand!! No one would ever know it was ever a dresser!

Tanya said...

Sausha has great ideas! Love your version, too.

Michelle Saunderson said...

Great job on the dresser!

Kathy Cano-Murillo, The Crafty Chica said...

Fab idea! Love how it turned out!

Linda said...

Katie glad to here that Wildman is OK. That must have been such a scare. TV stand is excellent.

KellyH said...

Looks Great!! I've been thinking of doing this in my recroom. Gotta find a thrift store dresser to work some magic on.

Comeca Jones said...

Looks great and its definitely something I want to try but I think my sweetie would throw the biggest fit if I did:( Love your out come!

Nikki said...

This looks great! Good Job!

Heather@The Black's Best said...

This is a great idea and I love how you added the shelf that you can use for different components!

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