Repurposed Dresser Into Media Cabinet


One man’s trash is another man’s treasure! Carrie from Thirty Eighth Street took an old, discarded dresser and repurposed it into this amazing ombre media cabinet in Liquorice!

Today, I want to demonstrate an easy and simple way to convert a dresser into a media cabinet. Repurposing a dresser into a media console is an inexpensive way to get a custom piece without breaking the bank. And yes! Those with even the most basic DIY skills can do this!

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I found an ad advertising this dresser that happened to be already 60% sanded. The previous owner was in the process of refinishing this piece when he quickly got discouraged and stopped. Isn’t it amazing how one person can see a glass half empty and another one can see it half full? The poor gentlemen just wanted it out of his garage. I actually liked what he had going on and in a minute I’ll show you how I used that to my advantage!

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I started this repurposing project by removing the top two middle drawers. Then, I took a screw driver, loosened the screws and removed the drawer rails. That left me with some wide open spaces to create a few shelves for TV components.

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To create shelves, I took measurements for the bottom inset and sides. I measured and cut the wood then adhered them with wood glue, clamps and a nail gun. If you don’t own a saw to make the cuts, some big box hardware stores will offer to make the cuts for you.

I loved the original heavily sanded areas and decided to work with this new media cabinet and give it an ombre finish. I used Country Chic Paint in Liquorice to painted the top half of the piece with full coverage, gradually thinning, blending and distressing as I reached the bottom.

Here is the result!

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Carrie {Thirty Eighth Street}

Hi! I’m Carrie from sunny Southern Arizona and blogger at Thirty Eighth Street. I live in a house full of rumble tumble boys and paint is my nail polish. I love the process of repurposing, reusing and recycling unloved furniture and turning them into show stopper pieces. I’m a firm believer that it doesn’t have to cost a fortune to decorate a home. My mission is to demonstrate this, one piece at a time!

Make sure to follow Carrie’s blog Thirty Eighth Street. You can also find her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest!


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