I have been promising this for a while. I have had it almost finished for about 3 months now, but I had to paint one part before I showed you all. I did all this right before we put our house on the market and we needed a piece of furniture for a showing so I had to bring it in from the garage. You know how it is when you bring something in.. it never gets finished. Then we moved, and brought it in to set up the Wii for my son while I was unpacking and I finally MADE myself finish it.
This thing was pretty ugly and kinda falling apart, but for $15 I didn’t expect much.
The first thing I did was bleach it down! Then removed the top drawers and cut out the vertical board that divided the drawers. When I say we I did one, then gave up and my husband did the other and his looked much better… should have just let him do both!
See where I cut them from? Now there is a nice big open space on the top for our dvd player and stereo!
Next I painted the whole thing with the wonderful Annie Sloan Chalk Paint! I love that stuff. It is a little expensive and I keep seeing tutorials for homemade chalk paint so I think next time I’ll give that a try! But I would totally recommend this. I didn’t have to sand a thing! That’s what I’m talkin about!
After touch ups here and there I worked on the drawers, and distressed the whole thing (this was the fun part)!!
I originally intended to replace the ugly handles, but they really weren’t that ugly once you got them off of the ugly wood color. So I kept them just the way they were.
I absolutely LOVE my dresser/TV stand. It’s great storage and much cheaper than buying one from a furniture store… plus I like how it looks better anyways : )
Total cost was probably $30 considering I used the paint and wax from Annie Sloan on this AND my Coffee Table with more to spare!
You can see my full living room reveal HERE