Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Dresser Re-make

Today I am bringing you a little dresser that took on a whole other life as a TV cabinet. It was made back in the day that I had a honkin’,  25” portable bad-boy inside, but now supports our flat screen, so the insides tend to get a little messy.
misc 001To start it’s transition from dresser to cabinet, I ripped the drawer fronts off the drawers, attached them to plywood, then sawed them up the middle…
Now mind you, I had never destroyed altered a piece of furniture before, but now there was no turning back!
Next order of business…find the right hardware to make the doors “pocket”.
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Mind you, I am making this up as I go along…..but it seems to be working.
Next order of business was the top. I don’t have any before pics, but suffice it to say, it was a mess of peeling veneer. Solution, try my hand at painting faux marble (ala Debbie Travis). Again, never attempted faux finishes…here went nothing.
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All done…and the price was right…my Mom paid $10 for the dresser, gave it to me for free…giver or take $50 in hardware…and vua-la dresser turned TV cabinet with retractable pocket doors.
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p.s. be sure to check out the other wonderful “Cheap Chic” ideas at the Cheap Chic Home linky party and other fun things at Tea Rose Home.

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