Dresser Tv Stand
Thanks, Dezzy! I used the paint sprayer to paint the dresser. I used the cheapo roller to paint the boards that made up the shelf because I had painted the dresser with the sprayer days before and it wasn’t worth it to me to break out the sprayer, mix the paint, and use the sprayer so I opted for the cheapo roller. I used the same primer and thinner (Penetrol). Hope that makes sense!
Dresser Tv Stand
Hi Chelsea, I was reading your post about your dresser-turned-TV console and I had a few questions. Let me start by saying the piece looks beautiful! I paint a lot of furniture out here in California and wanted to more about the Floetral and Penetral (sp?). Now, I do have Floetral in my “tool kit”, but I have to admit I don’t use it that much. I guess my question is this…When your painting and or primering do you follow the manufacturer’s directions for the additive exactly or do you “eyeball” how much you pour in? For exmaple, I’m currently painting a credenza and I pour my primer into a tray without measuring how much I put in. How exact are you with measuring the additive to the paint/rprimer ratio? In that same post, I also noticed that you painted the dresser with a sprayer. Me and the sprayer have not been good friends. I bought one from Home Depot to use with our air compressor and had terrible luck with it. Could you tell me a bit more about the Harbor Freight one you have? I have a Harbor Freight right around the corner from me. Just stumbled onto your blog today and loved looking at all your re-do’s. I will definitely add your blog to the list of blogs I read. Thank you, Katherine
Dresser Tv Stand
I went yesterday to our local Salvation Army Store and found a dresser I thought I could transform into a TV stand. My measurements of one particular piece would work out for me, but I noticed that they have a 25% off sale on Fridays (the day following my visit!) It was marked at $29 So, when I left to visit the next shop, I took a moment to get some Pinterest ideas for what I had in mind. Your piece was the third one I viewed. I started skimming through, but then – WAIT!! Back up, isn’t that the VERY SAME PIECE I just saw at Salvation Army?????? I couldn’t believe my eyes! I had other errands to run, but thought I’d be back the next morning to get it. Of course, I couldn’t sleep much at all, worrying that someone would snag it from underneath me before I could get back. Yippeeee! It was there again this morning, so I bought it and brought it home, but first it needs an “airing out” because it smells strongly of cigarette smoke, and I’m allergic to it! I am so anxious to get started, but it will need to sit for a day or two with coffee beans inside to try to get rid of the smell before I can get started. I imagine the refinishing process will help a lot with that, but the raw wood inside will need some help.
Dresser Tv Stand
I’m not cutting up any furniture in today’s post. Even so, I think I have some tips for you on how to make this repurposed dresser tv stand from an old 90’s pressed wood piece. It may look like it has nothing to offer, but it still has a lot of purpose left.
Dresser Tv Stand
While the stain was drying, I started work on the underneath side of the dresser so I could sturdy it in order to add some wheels. Because it was pressed wood, as I tried to remove the corner brace, I busted the wood. It was not bothering the structural aspect of the piece, but it sure did “ugly it up”. I cut a piece of scrap (underlayment) plywood to make a false side to cover the bad spot. g.o.n.e.
Hi, I “garbage-picked a dresser yesterday for this this purpose. I love the outcome of your project and happy to hear Lowe’s will cut the pieces. My question is that I see you have cut the two flat pieces/ for the electronics to sit on, but what are those smaller pieces for? THANK YOU!
I was reading your post about your dresser-turned-TV console and I had a few questions. Let me start by saying the piece looks beautiful! I paint a lot of furniture out here in California and wanted to more about the Floetral and Penetral (sp?). Now, I do have Floetral in my “tool kit”, but I have to admit I don’t use it that much. I guess my question is this…When your painting and or primering do you follow the manufacturer’s directions for the additive exactly or do you “eyeball” how much you pour in? For exmaple, I’m currently painting a credenza and I pour my primer into a tray without measuring how much I put in. How exact are you with measuring the additive to the paint/rprimer ratio?
Hi Chelsea-I love your Upcycle. It’s absolutely BEAUTIFUL. I’m starting on a dresser of my own to use in my bedroom. However, I need a little help and a little clarity. Under one picture you say “I always use a cheapo roller and brush when using primer. It’s not worth it to use a nice paint brush. Write that down.” However under another picture you say “I used a paint sprayer (also from Harbor Frieght) to put on the Zinsser primer (conditioned with Penetrol). I saved hours spraying on the primer rather than painting it on with a brush. Hours.” I’m a little confused. Did you used two types of primer, one with a brush and one with the sprayer? I’m not trying to be nitpicky, I just need some understanding because this is one of the more informative tutorials I’ve read, I’d like to follow it and achieve great results like you did. Thanks a Million and Keep Posting.
Just wanted to say a huge thank you! We had a flood in our basement last summer and ended up needing a new entertainment unit (along with everything else). My husband was very skeptical, but liked the idea of free, since we already owned a perfect dresser and used left over paint and materials from our renovation. The results were fantastic! My once skeptical husband now shows it off to everyone who comes over. Thanks a million for the inspiration!!
After the sanding and priming marathon was over, I brought the dresser, drawers, and shelf pieces inside to paint them. I did two coats in all. I used another cheapo roller to roll the paint onto the larger surfaces. Then I used a quality angled paint brush (Purdy) to go over the paint. On the smaller areas I used a smaller angled brush. I used Valspar ultra white paint conditioned with Floetrel to minimize brush strokes.
Hey Brianna! If you have a piece that’s going to get a lot of use like a desk or table, I’d recommend sealing it. We won’t be messing with the TV stand much, so I decided not to seal it. We’ve been using the TV stand for almost 3 weeks now, and I’ve only opened the drawers to take photos.
When I read her description, I knew just the project I would do for this challenge. I mentioned in my “State of Our Living Room” address on Friday that we are in desperate need of a new TV stand. Our old one is not only worn, it’s too short for the space, and the Cs are constantly climbing on top of it, which is not at all safe.
Before I could declare my new TV stand finished, there were two more small details I had to take care of. First, we were keeping the top drawers out permanently to make room for our DVD player and Roku. That surface had cut outs , so I had to even it all out so that the electronics would sit flat. And when I say “I”, I of course mean that handy hubby cut some thin boards for me to fit into the slots and I painted them.