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From dresser to tv stand | Furniture Before & After

   ‘ The art of living is always to make a good thing out of a bad thing.’  ~ E.F. Schmacher

Art to me is about vision.  It is about seeing potential in something that others may not see.  It is about taking something and changing it, making it unique , making it your own.  It is about expanding your eyes to see beyond the norm and the usual.    Todays project is just that.
It is about how I took a normal little white dresser and made it into something different, and gave it a new life as a tv stand.

Here is the dresser as it was before..look at the drawer pulls, kind of crazy – my daughter said they looked like a face.  lol

tv dresser before www.endlessacresfarmtiques.com

Here is a list of what I did to the dresser to make it into a tv stand;

1.)  Sanded, and painted entire piece,  including sides and insides of the drawers in Sherwin Williams ‘Light French Grey’ paint.

2.)Removed the top drawer and added in old cedar fence boards using small finishing nails, to make a shelf.

3.) Drilled small hole into back wall of dresser to allow cords to go through if used as a tv stand.

4.)  Replaced original hardware with yardsticks for drawer pulls.  The yard sticks have been stained lightly.

Here is the dresser after;

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This tv stand dresser is for sale and can be viewed and purchased after 3/21/14 at The Living Room Coffee House at 2006 Cameron Street in Eau Claire, Wisconsin .   Purchase prices is $175.00.

This would add great character to any home, business or office!   Use it as a tv stand or for a statement piece.  The 2 drawers are deep and make great DVD / movie storage!

Thanks for viewing my latest project!  If you like what you see here on the blog, you can follow along with me on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest as well!

~Kelly

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Rope Dresser Transformation | Furniture Revival

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Today I woke up with a huge burst of motivation.  So I ran with it.  I completed 5 somewhat simple furniture transformations between 8am and 4pm.   All of todays projects were completely spontaneous, I just wandered around the house and basement looking for items to re-do and had them all out at once, jumping from one project to the other as paint dried and continued on like that for the whole day.

Now my feet are up, Im eating pretzels and drinking a big glass of chocolate milk.   A well deserved little rest before I must jump into mother mode when my kids get home from school!

This dresser was purchased several years ago, it was originally a light brown, but was in bad condition, I had painted a quick coat of white paint over it last year, and it has been sitting in my daughters room ever since.    Today it was begging me to give it a new look, so I did!

I sanded down the entire dresser, drilled new holes in the drawers to fit the rope pulls, and painted in relaxing a grey-blue.

Below are the before & after photos, enjoy!

Dresser Before;

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Dresser After;

Rope dresser transformation www.endlessacresfarmtiques.com

Rope dresser transformation www.endlessacresfarmtiques.com

Rope dresser transformation www.endlessacresfarmtiques.com

This dresser is ready for its new home (could it be yours?!)  for $150.00  If you are interested in purchasing, please contact Kelly at endlessacres@live.com

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Thanks for reading,

~Kelly