When we moved into our new house I realized our old TV console was much too small for our new space. So I went on the hunt for a large dresser that I could turn into a TV console. I found this beautiful, solid hardwood dresser from a friend of mine who sells furniture and I scooped it up for a deal!
I hated the three doors in the middle but I new it had potential because of the beautiful molding on the drawers and the solid hardware.
When I got it home I took the doors in the middle off, and set it up in our living room. Behind the doors were 3 drawers but I needed a place to set our DVD player, cable hookups, etc. so I removed 2 of the drawers and my husband made shelves for them to sit on. I think removing the doors made a big improvement. My dresser to TV console makeover was under way!
The coloring was still awful but I knew that could easily be changed with a little paint (see my color sample on the right).
In our other house I had a dresser that I had painted teal and I loved it. I thought it was a great pop of color in our living room so I decided to paint this dresser a similar color. I contacted Old Village Paint to find the perfect teal for my new dresser turned TV console, because I love their high-quality paints.
After talking with them I decided to go with the Society Hill Blue, one of their latex colors.
I mixed the Old Village Paint with a little paint conditioner and used a foam roller to paint the dresser base. Then I used a paint brush for the drawers around all the molding.
Here’s what the dresser looked like just after Christmas, I didn’t have time to finish it until after the holidays were over. It was like this for about a month and it made me crazy having the wood color in the back of the dresser, and all along the base.
My husband also got a new TV for his Christmas/birthday present so we were able to put it on the wall instead of having it sit on the dresser (MUCH better).
After the holidays were over I finally had time to take it all apart and finished it. I painted behind the shelves, the sides of the drawers, and the base of the dresser.
It looked so much better but I started thinking that an old piece like this one shouldn’t look so bright. So I decided to give it a little antiquing. For my decor I’m not into heavy antiquing so I did a light coat with this antiquing wax from America’s Paint Company.
I also don’t have all the proper antiquing brushes so I did it ghetto style with an old makeup brush and a stiff paint brush. The makeup brush actually did a great job and I’ll probably use it again in the future unless one of the expensive Annie Sloan waxing brushes just happens to drop in my lap.
I waxed it really heavily and then went back and “cleaned it up” until I was satisfied with the results.
Here’s what it ended up looking like.
I’m extremely happy with the way it turned out and I love the pop of color on the new hardwood floors!
I think it makes a stunning addition to our newly remodeled living room and I absolutely love the color!