Searching the classifieds and blogs for ideas I stumbled upon this dresser... and yes, this is the picture from the ad, sorry. She was just what I wanted and perfect for paint!
I have seen so many dresser turned entertainment centers in the blogosphere and internet and wanted to create my own. This one is from Sausha's Show & Tell Blog.
Pottery Barn Entertainment Center...
We taped off the top removed all of the drawers and started to paint. First with a coat of spray on primer, next came the open shelf inside the dresser.
When we removed the backing from the rear of the dresser and noticed that there were thin wooden pieces that went from top to bottom. My husband trimmed these down with a jigsaw so that we could insert our shelf.
You can see the back of the dresser and cut pieces here.
He then measured the inside and cut a wood sheet to fit inside.
He also cut three small pieces of trim to line the front of the shelf.
We installed the shelf inside the dresser with nails and then painted the back so that it would be the same as the rest of the Entertainment Center nailed on the trim, filled holes and painted using 4-5 cans of Rustoleums Antique White Spray Paint. And finally installed the new hardware I found on eBay!
Here is the result!
We love it! And it is amazing how quickly you can finish a project when your husband is really motivated!
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