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!
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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  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.

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

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

  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!

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

  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!



  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!

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

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

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

  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

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

  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!

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

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

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

  17. wonderful transformation Terry.

    barbara jean

  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

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

  20. You did such a good job!

  21. This looks amazing! a great idea.

  22. 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!

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

  24. 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,
    Angelic Accents

  25. Love it! The book pages are fantastic!

  26. 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! :)

  27. 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)

  28. 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!

  29. Thanks for sharing this @ Workshop Wednesday. Hope to see you this week!

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


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