An Easy Old Dresser To TV Stand Conversion

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.


See old furniture in a whole new way and transform your home. This old dresser to TV stand project gave new life to an old piece.

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.


See old furniture in a whole new way and transform your home. This old dresser to TV stand project gave new life to an old piece.

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.


dresser to TV stand


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.


old dresser to TV stand


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.


old dresser to TV stand


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.


old dresser to TV stand


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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9 thoughts on “An Easy Old Dresser To TV Stand Conversion

  1. Yeah I know…not too happy with my tagline either. Have changed it 3x & it’s still not what I want to say. Maybe it will come to me. Like your chest! That paint color is divine. I know just what you mean about being reluctant to paint sometimes. I feel the exact same way. Found you on Upcycle Sharin’. Have a great rest of the week.

  2. That is an awesome transformation in every way! Love the paint color on it and how you changed up the dresser look to totally make it work for the entertainment center. Genius!!!

  3. wow kimm i love tin and never knew there was a paint called tin, i almost broke my finger clicking to see it lol, and that is an awesome tagline xx

  4. So cute! Smart idea using two by fours to elevate it so you can do it in the house. I always haul my projects to the garage…don’t like doing that cuz then I can’t park there!

    Love having you with us at Funtastic Friday!

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