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revamped thirft shop find
Ok I needed a new tv stand forever but haven't been able to find a style that's me. Everything is just that cheap partial board type of entertainment centers you find at all the box stores :( yuck! Or overpriced furniture store stuff. So inspired by pinterst lately & all the great furniture redo's I've been seeing there kind sealed the deal on finding an old dresser to use as my stand. Besides being super sturdy I have lots of storage. Great to stash dvd's, photo albums, kid toys ect.
I love the color! Makes me so happy! I usually only use color as a decoration or accent never as the main thing usually I paint everything black so this was a big step for me. Now I just need to stop painting everything pinkish colors lol.
I found this a a thrift for $50 it's not really a dresser but a buffet the top drawer had those slots for flatware. It's also made by Thomasville which is a great brand.
So if I was to buy a cheap partial board entertainment center I would have paid over $100 & of course if I bought a new Thomasville piece it would have been soooooo much more. Probably cost me a little over $75 for everything.

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  • How to make a drawer / dresser. Revamped Dresser Into A Tv Stand - Step 1
    Step 1

    BEFORE

  • How to make a drawer / dresser. Revamped Dresser Into A Tv Stand - Step 2
    Step 2

    Deep gashes in the top :(
    I hate to sand or strip...

    My new love PRIMER filled them in with one coat!

    LOVE FREAKING PRIMER!!!

  • How to make a drawer / dresser. Revamped Dresser Into A Tv Stand - Step 3
    Step 3

    Starting to primer.

    Just paint in on before you paint or spray paint your piece.

    (Can't find the photo I know I took of the whole thing primed)

    Let dry over night or couple days

  • How to make a drawer / dresser. Revamped Dresser Into A Tv Stand - Step 4
    Step 4

    Finished!

    I used latex paint on this piece but I would have used an oil kind if they made it in this color. I like the shine of oil instead of latex. I then used varnish to get some shine & protect the paint. I need to try wax or something else besides varnish in the future. Hate the smell & it takes forever to dry completely.

  • How to make a drawer / dresser. Revamped Dresser Into A Tv Stand - Step 5
    Step 5

    I swear everything is not pink in my apartment! I just cant ever get the real color to photograph. It's kinda a purple pink

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Amberlynn Reid
Amberlynn Reid · Kathmandu, Central Region, NP · 67 projects
Everything in your house is pink
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