5/10/2011

Dresser to TV Stand~ Revamp!


I recently showed you an orange and black, low setting dresser in my Week 6 - Diamonds In The Rough! post that you can see HERE. It's one that when I first saw it, I scratched my head and thought, "What were they thinking painting it like this?"!  I purchased it anyway at a garage sale for my daughter's apartment. Even though it was an ugly piece of furniture, I knew that I could transform it for my daughter to use for her TV/DVD in her new apartment. And, it has a much needed storage space to boot and very sturdy! Plus, at the price of only $5 for a solid oak dresser, it was a steal!
Before
I started the transformation by calling my daughter and asked, "Book page or sheet music? She replied back, "Book page, but why?" I told her I had a surprise for her and to come over in a couple of days.


I first cleaned and sanded down the whole piece. I knew I wanted to retain the black and it was painted well, but I wanted to distress it a bit and add a stain over the whole piece. I then painted the drawers a beige color. I was going to decoupage the face of the drawers with book pages, but wanted the edges beige for when opening. I definitely didn't want to see any orange.  I then added the book pages. I wiped a stain over the whole piece and then sealed it. I sprayed painted the original knobs black and when my daughter came over, she fell in love with it.


I wanted to put these brushed nickel pulls on the drawers...
But my daughter didn't want them and asked to use the original pulls. I think it would have really changed the look with these other pulls but alas, it's not mine!
This must be one of the easiest transformations that I have done and so fun. Don't you just love it too?
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33 comments:

  1. What a great transformation! You always do such a wonderful job on your projects.
    Your daughter is a lucky girl.
    I love the book page look.

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  2. This turned out great...love the pages on it - much better than the orange!!!

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  3. Great job on the dresser. Looks so amazing, love the decoupage.

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  4. Love it, Terry! You got lucky that the black was done well. I would have been thrilled to have saved on that step! I'll bet your daughter loved it!

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  5. Terry, you are the Queen of creativity! Nice job.

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  6. It turned out amazingly well (as per usual -- you really are a gifted artist)! The book page decoupage looks awesome. Love the casters on this old piece!

    Your daughter is so lucky to have such a caring and amazingly talented mom as you. If you want another daughter, I'd be more than willing to have you adopt me!

    Best,

    Kimberly

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  7. that is awesome!!!! i have seen lots of book page dressers with cream, but i love love love it with the black! it's so nice and wow-ish!

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  8. I just knew you'd make it awesome! I luv the book pages...you did an amazing job!
    Kim

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  9. Great job! Love the look. I am a new follower!

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  10. Looks great Terry, love the decoupage on the draws! Martina

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  11. I have to say being a retro girl and liking bright colors i loved it before but i like it even more now looks great and a fab idea, dee x

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  12. Nice statement piece! Over the top, I love it.

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  13. How cute! It's interesting how a little paper can make all the difference! Come and link it to Workshop Wednesday. It would be a great addition to the party!

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  14. Oh my goodness Tony the Tiger bye bye and hello fabulous!!
    Excellent transformation!!
    Hugs,
    Olivia

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  15. That is a terrific transformation. Love, love, love the book pages. I really like the painted knobs, too!
    CAS

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  16. I love it!!! It turned out fabulous. And no more yucky orange. Your daughter is one lucky girl.

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  17. wonderful transformation Terry.

    blessings
    barbara jean

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  18. this looks fantastic. i am getting ready to re-do an old desk that we are using as a tv stand, and i believe you've just inspired me! :)
    ill be following along...
    stop by my blog and say hello
    M

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  19. Its a great transformation. Love it. Thanks for joining the Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays linky party.

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  20. This looks amazing! a great idea.

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  21. I absolutely adore this project- it turned out so cute!! That orange was pretty terrible, but at $5 I'd have snapped it up in a heartbeat myself! Great find!

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  22. This is SUPER cute! The book pages and black knobs were the perfect choice. Visiting from Feathered Nest Fridays.

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  23. Such a stunning transformation! Love those torn edged book pages and the black finish!! Beautiful as is everything you touch!

    I'm having a blog party and giveaway soon so hop on over to visit me when you get a chance!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  24. Love it! The book pages are fantastic!

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  25. This turned out great Terry~ what a fantastic piece! I love the book pages decoupaged on it-so charming and sweet!Thanks for sharing at my party this week! :)

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  26. I love this! I'd like to invite you to post it on Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage. The link will be up all week, I hope you can join in. Have a nice week, Mary :O)

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  27. your daughter was right about the knobs- they're perfect! I cannot wait to copy this idea! what a sweet gift to give her and how loved she will feel each time she uses it!

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  28. The book pages on the front of the dresser look fantastic! You did an excellent job in revamping. Well done.

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