Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Dresser turned into a plasma stand

So I won the dresser I fell in love with on eBay:

After a hour round trip drive, I brought it home, Sanded, primed, Let my dog Maggie Sniff the dresser...

Also I decided to take out the draws on the top shelves, as the pattern on the draws didn't really suit my decor. It was so easy. I used a hammer to tap on the sides and the draws and they fell apart within seconds. (Great tip from my dad!) Then I just used my hot glue to attach the bottom of the draws to use as shelves.

And here is how it turned out!

Its going to be our plasma stand. I cant take fancy photos of it all set up just yet, cos the back room is a giant work in progress... Fingers crossed its finished in a month. We are taking out walls, Plastering up brick walls, and getting timber floors layed. We are doing most of it ourselves, but the wall is a supporting wall, so it's not something we can do ourselves and I have been having a hard time getting the builder to commit to a time frame. But soon! Hopefully soon. I will have to start hasseling him. I have found some wonderful ideas on blogs and can not wait to have a blank canvas to start working with!

The people I brought the dresser off threw in 2 side tables as well:

I gutted them, primed painted, and brought some DVD storage boxes from Ikea. We have so many DVD's and are starting to run out of room for them, so this should buy us some time for a while...

I also got a mirror off them I'll use some time in the future I'm sure :)

What projects have you been working on?


  1. I love that color! Great job.


  2. I love how you transformed this into some so pretty! Fantastic idea to take the drawers off, I probably would have passed on this because of them. Great solution!

  3. I'm a new follower from FYF, can't wait to see your other projects. I LURVE this!!! You have done a fabulous job!!!

  4. Wow this is SO awesome. You did an amazing job!

    I'm obsessed with re purposing furniture too...but I'm not nearly as creative as you are. I just can't believe these are the same pieces...are you sure you didn't switch them out for something at Pottery Barn!

  5. Thanks so much everyone! It's so nice to get some comments! :)

  6. I love it! I've been searching Craigs List etc. to see if I can find a dresser for just this purpose. You did a beautiful job! I'm bookmarking you!

  7. The handles are gorgeous. Extremely nice.

    -Zane of ontario honey


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