Sunday, March 13, 2011

Entertainment Center Redo

A few years ago, I was leaving my brother's house when I saw this baby on the curb.  It had an antique mirror attached to it in perfect condition!  I was so excited (my brother was mortified) I could hardly contain myself.  I've thought about painting, but can't really decide on the color and I kind of like the wood on the front too.  Well, I love it for my TV and my videos fit inside.  The only problem is my satellite and DVD player sits under there on the floor.  Well, the 7-month-old has discovered that!  So time to change it out.About 7 years ago, I found this bad boy on the curb, too!  It wasn't so pretty, but I painted it tan and redid the top, and my husband put up with it for awhile.  When I found the small one, Mr. Right couldn't wait to take it to the basement for me (OK - it weighs a ton and he wasn't that happy about it.  Really, Mr. Right wanted to put it on the curb!)  I got it with all but one of the drawers was there.  The front of the drawer was all that was left of the middle drawer.  I had a plan, though, and I'll tell you about that in a minute.
Mr. Right's workplace ripped out some bathroom tile that was beautiful and he had brought a bucket of it home for craft projects.  I used it to make a Mosaic on the top of the dresser.  It's not the perfect solution, but it was free at the time.
Well, this bigger dresser had to come out to get the TV out of reach of the the baby, so I had more plans for this dresser.  (It's been sitting in retirement in the basement.)  I got out my white paint to redo it and because of the shape of the dresser, it wasn't going on very smoothly.  Then I took some sand paper to it and added a touch of stain too.
Here's what I came up with.  It's great, because those drawers can hold all the videos and cords for the TV.
Here's a closer look at the top.  There are some gaps in it, but I may change the whole thing out soon.  Mr. Right re-attached the trim that we had all the way around the top edge.
Aren't the curves beautiful?  I just love the bones of this dresser.
Oh, we put hinges on that drawer front and added a piece of plywood inside to be a shelf for the DVD player and the satellite. It fits in there so nicely that I was able to put the Wii equipment in there too.  I got really creative and remembered the Mandarin orange crates that I just couldn't throw away, but didn't know what to do with in there to put all the Wii junk.

I'm really excited about this redo.  Please let me know what you think.  Also, be sure to check out all the great blogs that I love to link up to on the Right hand side of my blog!


  1. Nice re-do! :) I need to redo our entertainment center- my 4 yr old has had at it for, well 4 years. One day I'll figure out what to do with it. ;)

    (found you through TGC's Just Something I Whipped Up linky)

  2. very cute!!

    I'm a new follower from Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage :O)

  3. This is gorgeous! great job!! Thank you so much for linkinh up to the handmade hog.I hope to see you next week also:}

  4. Stopping by from Tatertots and Jello-I love it, you did a great job.

    Oh and I am having a giveaway on my blog in case you're interested in stopping by.

  5. Great job, it looks absolutely beautiful:-)
    Hugs, Biljana

  6. Pretty table!! Nice re-do!

    Deborah :)

  7. Really cute! I especially like what you did with your "hidden"drawer. Go over to the Graphics Fairy & download some vintage labels to moge-podge onto your cute little crates. I have been looking for crates to use for that purpose & never thought to use mandarin orange crates! Thanks for the idea!

  8. I love the lines of this dresser! They are simply beautiful. you did a great job saving the piece! The middle drawer is genius. great job!

  9. This is so amazing! i would love to feature this on my blog, Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle. Feel free to come by and grab a featured button. Thanks!

  10. That worked out great! Thanks for your comment with the link. I like how you did that middle piece.

  11. This was so clever! I'm planning my own dresser to tv stand makeover and was just wondering if the drawer front could be hinged. Thanks a lot for sharing!


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