Tuesday

Dresser Turned TV Console

In our old house, we had to put the TV above the fireplace.  I wasn't crazy about it, but there was just no other way to arrange the room and get the maximum amount of seating.  In our new home I knew I really wanted to try to make it work without having the TV above our fireplace.  My husband wasn't sold on the idea, but thankfully I convinced him to give it a try.

I needed a place to put the TV though, and a place to store all of our electronics.  I didn't really want to buy anything new.  Plus I had a feeling I could make this dresser work with just a few easy tweaks. 

The center portion has two doors with three drawers inside.  I removed the tracks for the drawers.  They just unscrewed easily and popped right out.


Then I had the kind people at Home Depot cut some plywood for me to use as shelves.  I just slipped the wood right into each of the slots and nailed them down to secure them.  Then I painted everything white to match the outside, drilled a few holes in the back for cords and reattached the doors.


Pardon all my junk in the garage.  I'm working on it. :)

Here it is in our living room.  We just open the doors when we are using it.


And the best part is, I can just close the doors when we are done and everything is out of sight!  


We always keep the electronics off when we aren't using them just to make sure nothing overheats.  So far it's working great for us!

28 comments:

Bethany DeVore said...

That works out great and looks so good!

Bethany DeVore said...

Genius as always!

Bethany DeVore said...

it looks amazing! perfect for your tv and just beautiful!

Bethany DeVore said...

Such a smart idea and it looks fabulous, love the pretty details and hardware!

Bethany DeVore said...

I love it and I agree, so much better than above the fireplace.

Bethany DeVore said...

so pretty and functional...the best combo!

Bethany DeVore said...

The coolest TV console I ever did see! The new paint & hardware just makes the dresser's silhouette sing. Seriously, my heart skipped a beat.

Bethany DeVore said...

I'm looking for a piece just like that. Love what you created.

Bethany DeVore said...

It's perfect! Looks so pretty! We have a cabinet we use downstairs in our basement and it holds everything, I love it!

Bethany DeVore said...

Yaaay. Love it. Its gorgeous Bethany:)

Bethany DeVore said...

Wow! This is perfect! I can't believe the transformation ~ both times!

Bethany DeVore said...

This looks so good girl!

Bethany DeVore said...

This is gorgeous! I did this to a dresser for our TV and I love all the extra storage!

Bethany DeVore said...

Thank you! I'm all for extra storage! :)

Bethany DeVore said...

Thanks so much!

Bethany DeVore said...

Thanks Summer! I'm always amazed what a little paint will do!

Bethany DeVore said...

Thank you! I know, I was so glad to not have it over the fireplace!

Bethany DeVore said...

Thanks Shavonda!

Bethany DeVore said...

Thank you!

Bethany DeVore said...

Thank you!!

Bethany DeVore said...

You're so sweet, thanks!

Bethany DeVore said...

Thank you! I agree, that's the best combo!

Bethany DeVore said...

Thanks Shannon! I kind of want something different, but I can't seem to part with them!

Bethany DeVore said...

Thanks Marty!

Bethany DeVore said...

Thanks so much Pam!

Bethany DeVore said...

Thanks so much Cassie!

Bethany DeVore said...

Thanks Vel! :)

Bethany DeVore said...

Thanks Julia! It definitely helps to have all the extra storage!

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