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Turning a Dresser Into A Media Console

My schedule the past month has been crazy. I took a photography class to learn how to use my camera and get comfortable with it,



plus I work out with a personal trainer 3x a week - twice for strength training and one for boxing (great stress reliever!), a Bible class. and of course, art class.

It wasn't leaving much time for me to get things done around the house or to work on projects needing to be done. I finally had to rework my schedule to allow some breathing room. Fortunately, the photography class ended and I was able to move my Tuesday workout to another day. Now I have some big blocks of time open for house stuff and projects. whew!

One of my projects is this dresser:


It belonged to my son, but when he moved, it was too big for his apartment. I thought we'd sold it a couple of times, but they each fell through. Then a friend just happened to mention she was looking for a long dresser or buffet to turn into a TV console.

Hm, what size? Well, this one was almost exactly the size she was looking for! I sent her a picture and she decided yes! She then asked if I'd paint it for her. Sure!

She wanted red which thrills me...I love red! She chose Dark Crimson. I think it's going to be beautiful!

She wants shelves where the two top middle drawers are so I went yesterday with my measurements and got the wood for them. Fortunately, the drawer glides were easy to remove. And I got everything sanded so it's ready for paint.

I can't wait to start the actual painting! I know those other steps are important but I'm eager to see how it turns out. So tomorrow I'm priming it and hopefully getting the first coat of red on. I should have it done by Tuesday of next week. Stay tuned for the final reveal.

Until the next time - have a wonderful and blessed weekend!

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  1. That is going to be just great and is a perfect use for that dresser. I can't wait to see it all painted and ready to go to its new home- xo Diana

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    1. Thanks, Diana! It's primed and ready to go! Getting ready to go to the farm for the weekend however, so it will have to wait until next week.

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  2. i'm so excited. our media console made the internet!!

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  3. Cecilia, great color--can't wait to see your finished project! LOVE your gorgeous photos! Blessings, Cecilia

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    1. Thanks, Cecilia! Loved my photography class. I want to take another one but need to wait until after Christmas!
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  4. Oooh, I can't wait to see what you do with it! It will make a great tv console. Be sure to post pix when you finish. :)

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    1. It's coming along nicely, Vicky. I'll share soon, I promise!

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  5. Oh, you're going to make this change over something special I bet! Can't wait to see it.
    Glad you're able to work out a better schedule for getting things done at home-- Home is important to our well being too. ;)

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    1. I'll share soon! Yes, I needed some down time/home time! :o)

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