First of all, y’all try not to fall over dead because I updated this blog … I don’t carry liability insurance on the blog … only on the water slides.
So if there is anything that y’all should know about us by now, it’s that we are very practical people. Six years ago, back when eBay was hot (remember the days?), I won this TV on an auction for a total of $350. Um. 6 years ago, that was a pretty SWEET deal for a 50” flat screen television.
Our only problem? We had NO WHERE to put it because it was too big for our entertainment center. We shopped Craigslist and a few furniture places but couldn’t find anything we liked for a good price. So, we settled for a cheap TV stand from IKEA, knowing that we would eventually find something we loved and replace it later. Fast forward 6 years …
Yeah. We were sort of slow to make any changes during the whole ‘starting our family’ stage of life. However, several months ago, a friend of mine texted me a picture of this dresser she had that she wanted to get rid of. For FREE. I thought she was crazy, so I traded her a painting for the score.
I wasn’t a big fan of the cream color (or the wicker around the center cabinet door – what the aitch?) and it came with these weird feet that raised the bottom up off the ground about 4 inches (Superman had already taken those off by the time I took this picture), but Superman said he could fix all of those things, so I was totally in. And that’s where this project begins. :D
Dude started by bringing the dresser out to the grass, and putting it on some 2x4’s. Then, he spray painted it. I know y’all were hoping to hear that it was a lot more difficult than that, but … nope … sorry … this one was easy.
The only hard part was hauling the heavy monster out of the garage, twice, so that he could put two coats on the thing. The first coat didn’t go on very evenly … you’ll definitely want to use two coats if you find your own treasure to re-paint.
Remember the ugly wicker thing on the middle cabinet? Superman just used his saw, cut it out, then replaced it with a piece of very thick glass, which he picked up at Habitat for Humanity. LOVE that place.
For the hardware, he wanted to go non glossy … and actually ended up spraying the hardware pieces with some of the High Heat Rustoleum that he used on the outdoor smoker. Nope. Not kidding.
I didn’t think I was going to be a fan of the hardware, but I actually love it. I seriously could not be happier with the finished product!
Superman totally nailed what I was wanting … and the whole project only cost us a few cans of spray paint. LOVE that.
Here’s a before and after of the dresser/TV stand:
So … what are some of your before/after treasures? Post a link in the comments. I’d love to see them!!