Hey friends! I’m so excited that you are here, thanks for coming by! Tonight I have something to show you and something to tell you. Which one do you want first? Maybe I’ll just tangle them up and go for it, k? First, I’ll tell you a tale about an old dresser to TV stand makeover.
Old Dresser to TV Stand
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This dresser was given to me by my sweet stepmother, and it has served us well as a kid dresser. It’s your typical medium stained maple dresser from the 70’s. I guess because it has spent its long life as a kids’ dresser, until recently I hadn’t noticed the potential for a new look and a new use. And as much as I love taking a paintbrush to furniture, I’ll admit, there was also a little “don’t paint the wood” guilt going on since it was given to us.
Once the children started moving out (why oh why do they keep doing that??), we converted a bedroom into a teenage hangout space, my eyes were opened and I saw a TV stand where the old dresser had been.
After a good cleaning, I brushed on one coat of a satin finish gray paint. (<– that’s my fave) I stopped after one coat to let a little bit of the wood tone show through.
Next I lightly brushed on a little bit of metallic paint in Tin. If I haven’t told you before, I love me some old (and pretend old) metal.
If when you try this, be sure to dip your paint brush very lightly in the paint and then dab it on a paper towel to remove the excess. You want just a TINY bit of pain on your brush to give the a worn look to the finish.
I took out the top drawer, drilled a couple of large holds in the back for cables, and utilized that spot for the cable box and video game console. The middle drawer was replaced with baskets; perfect for DVD’s and video games. The baskets also add a little texture to contrast with the smooth paint, and make the piece look less “dresser-ish.”
We filled the bottom drawer with board games.
Now a dresser that stored little kid clothes for years now has a new life in our half full nest after an easy dresser to TV stand transformation.
And that thing I had to tell you? Well, it has to do with the new tagline on my logo at the top of the blog. Go ahead and scroll up, I’ll wait.
It seems silly, but I have struggled with finding a tagline for my business that captures our passions and our mission to inspire others. I finally came up with this: Treasure the Trash. Paint the Dresser. Tell Your Story. Those three short sentences tell all about our purpose here, and I couldn’t be happier with it. Together we’ll shop thrift stores and flea markets to find trash to treasure, we’ll paint those dressers already, (and not worry what anyone else thinks!) and we’ll tell our stories. Are you with me?
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