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1970’s Dresser = TV Console February 19, 2012

Upon purchasing his coveted flat screen television my husband, John, started to research consoles for the TV components. He was flabbergasted by the price of the consoles, so he got creative and transformed an old discarded dresser into a TV console.

You will need:

  • Dresser
  • Drop cloth
  • Primer (John used spray primer)
  • Sandpaper
  • Paint (he used spray paint)
  • Drill with a hole saw bit (3″ hole saw drill bit)
  • Handles
  1. Remove hardware (handles) from dresser.
  2. Take top drawer out, this will be the area to hold components. On the back panel of that same area, drill big holes in the back panel or with a saw, cut a rectangle shape. This will allow air to flow through to the component unit for ventilation.
  3. Sand and prep dresser for primer. Our dresser had a metallic gold and white laminate finish (oh so 70’s). John sanded the surface just enough to take the sheen off, giving something for the primer to adhere to. At this point, it’s a good time to fill in the holes from the old handles with wood putty. Place dresser on drop cloth and prime dresser.
  4. Allow primer to fully dry, paint with the colored topcoat you’ve chosen.
  5. When dry, attach new hardware.

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I borrowed this photo from ebay, it’s similar to the finish that our dresser had. If you come across a not-so-attractive dresser at a sale, pick it up and transform it!!


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