Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Goodwill Dresser Turned Into A TV Stand
 In the almost 7 years that my husband and I have been married, we've never bought a TV together. We've always had hand-me downs.  This year, we decided to finally get a nice TV.  However, we needed something to hold it.  I refused to pay the hundreds of dollars that most of the nice ones cost.  So, we went searching at thrift stores and on craigslist. 
The day before we bought our TV, I walked into Goodwill and saw this sitting in the furniture section.  Guess how much it was? 
Can you believe it?!  It was perfect.  It just needed some work. 
So, we got to sanding it!  It took a lot of sanding.  Then we picked out a plain white paint at Home Depot for $9. 
Here is how it turned out...
 Ahhhh, I love it!  
 Here is a close-up of the detail right in the middle of the TV stand.  You can tell that we slightly distressed it.
 Here are the knobs we picked up from Hobby Lobby.  They fit perfectly into our color scheme.  Plus, they were all 50% off.  Gotta love a good sale!
 Here are the pretty clear knobs on the two smaller drawers. These came from Home Depot.
 We decided to take out the two smaller drawers on the bottom so that we'd have room to store our DVD player or any other electronics that find their way into our home.  It tends to happen with boys!
I have to give my husband all the credit for this part.  Instead of a piece of plywood on the bottom, he took some old fence boards and cut them to the size of the shelf.  I love how it turned out.  Gives it a little rustic charm. 
 Here is a zoomed out shot of some of the details.  We also decided to take the middle door off and fill in with an old locker basket.  I think I mentioned before that we found this in a parking lot just hanging out ready to come home with us.  I love giving things a new life. 
I filled it with some of my husband's old baseballs from his coaching days.  He loves, loves baseball and good thing I do to!  They fit perfectly in the basket.
One final shot of our completed dresser turned TV stand!  I think I tallied it up, and it cost us around $60 for this whole project.  Not to shabby!
I linked up:
Primitive & Proper
Blue Cricket Design
Someday Crafts


  1. Your TV stand looks wonderful in the fresh new colour and I agree that the rustic wood is a great touch. The center area looks great without the door, especially with that gorgeous basket of baseballs. I'm off to see more of your blog, and I found my way here from Primitive and Proper.

  2. oh my i love it! love he mix of knobs, the pop of blue... love it ALL!!!!

  3. We have a dresser similar to this under our flat screen in the bedroom. Yours looks great. I love the basket of baseballs!

  4. It looks great, Tanya! I love the knobs - and the basket with the baseballs... Fantastic!

  5. What a transformation Tanya!! Great job! Love the rustic touches and baseballs...super cute! Stop by and link up to our Uncommonly Yours link party! ;)


  6. It is beautiful and I love the old wood for the shelves! You got a good man. ;)
    I hope you had a wonderful Valentines Day!

  7. Love how you mixed the old wood into the piece and I LOVE that locker basket - can't believe that was a castoff!! I have a bunch of my hubs old baseballs and was thinking of displaying them - but not nearly as many as you - they are fab!!

  8. SOOPER cute! Love it! I wish my husband was as gung-ho to do projects like this with me. He just rolls his eyes...

  9. Tanya it turned out SO great! I have no skills in the furniture transformation department and am in awe of this project! Thanks so much for sharing it with us this week!

  10. Love how you put that reclaimed wood on the inside! How creative!!