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:

Unknown said...

That works out great and looks so good!

Unknown said...

Genius as always!

Unknown said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Unknown said...

so pretty and functional...the best combo!

Unknown 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.

Unknown said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Unknown said...

Yaaay. Love it. Its gorgeous Bethany:)

Unknown said...

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

Unknown said...

This looks so good girl!

Unknown said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Unknown said...

Thanks so much!

Unknown said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Unknown said...

Thanks Shavonda!

Unknown said...

Thank you!

Unknown said...

Thank you!!

Unknown said...

You're so sweet, thanks!

Unknown said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Unknown said...

Thanks Marty!

Unknown said...

Thanks so much Pam!

Unknown said...

Thanks so much Cassie!

Unknown said...

Thanks Vel! :)

Unknown said...

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

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