Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Trash or Treasure?

As promised, I'm back! Today's post is about taking a nasty thrift store piece of furniture and breathing new life into it. We had purchased a new, very large, television and had to upgrade from our old armoire. We hit the nearest thrift store and what do you know, it was 50% off furniture day! AND they had the perfect (and dirty) dresser that could be easily turned into a TV Stand. So for $30 plus the cost of a little sand paper and white paint, I give you this!
It holds so much! And inside the center doors are three drawers that work perfectly for all of our DVD's and gaming gear. On the left side I store my photos and albums and the right side are for all the kids coloring books and games. It's perfect for our needs. Proving you can take trash to treasure (although I did get lucky with find this as fast as I did)!


  1. That looks great! I've been wanting to do this for a while to make an "entertainment center" under our tv, but I can't find a decent priced dresser anywhere. :(

  2. Whitney,

    I would love to know how you did this? Everytime I paint old furniture it looks, well, painted!

    Please share your tips!

    1. Hi Valarie, I like to use a foam brush to help things look smoother. Plus make sure to sand well before painting and a light sand (like a 220 grit) between coats. Good luck!


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