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💅📺Diy - My Beautiful Television Console⌛️🔨

posted in Home & Garden > Decor
02/03/2015
  • I'm so excited to show you what I've been working on the past week!
    I'm so excited to show you what I've been working on the past week!
  • I snapped this photo on my phone of this big dresser I found recently at a local consignment shop. I'd been searching for one for a long time.
    I snapped this photo on my phone of this big dresser I found recently at a local consignment shop. I'd been searching for one for a long time.
  • First, I put it outside and sanded all the stain off the top with an orbital sander, being careful not to sand through the thin veneer. Then I sanded the sides by hand with sanding sponges to remove the shine.
    First, I put it outside and sanded all the stain off the top with an orbital sander, being careful not to sand through the thin veneer. Then I sanded the sides by hand with sanding sponges to remove the shine.
  • I brought it inside and stained the top with one coat of Minwax dark walnut stain followed by three coats of wipe-on polyurethane.
    I brought it inside and stained the top with one coat of Minwax dark walnut stain followed by three coats of wipe-on polyurethane.
  • I painted the bottom with two coats of Glidden flat paint. I sanded both the poly and paint between coats for a smooth-as-silk finish on both the top and sides.

•The color I used is called Linen.
    I painted the bottom with two coats of Glidden flat paint. I sanded both the poly and paint between coats for a smooth-as-silk finish on both the top and sides.

    •The color I used is called Linen.

  • I put the knobs and handles in a cardboard box and painted them with oil rubbed bronze spray paint.
    I put the knobs and handles in a cardboard box and painted them with oil rubbed bronze spray paint.
  • Then I got to work distressing everything by hand. And, boy, was it a workout!
    Then I got to work distressing everything by hand. And, boy, was it a workout!
  • Are you starting to see my vision? :)

Next, I rubbed clear furniture wax onto the paint and buffed everything to a soft glow.
    Are you starting to see my vision? :)

    Next, I rubbed clear furniture wax onto the paint and buffed everything to a soft glow.
  • I stained the middle drawers to match the top and finished the cabinet door that hides them, just in case we ever want to use this as a dresser in a bedroom. But for now, the drawers and door are stored away in the basement.
    I stained the middle drawers to match the top and finished the cabinet door that hides them, just in case we ever want to use this as a dresser in a bedroom. But for now, the drawers and door are stored away in the basement.
  • In their place are some shelves I made to hold the cable box, bluray player, and a basket. Holes were drilled through the back for the cables and wires.
    In their place are some shelves I made to hold the cable box, bluray player, and a basket. Holes were drilled through the back for the cables and wires.
  • It feels wonderful to finally have the exact piece of furniture I've wanted for such a long time.

Thanks so much for letting me share it with you today!
    It feels wonderful to finally have the exact piece of furniture I've wanted for such a long time.

    Thanks so much for letting me share it with you today!

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