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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!


  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

    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.

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

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

    1. Thanks, Cecilia! Loved my photography class. I want to take another one but need to wait until after Christmas!

  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. :)

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

  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. ;)

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


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