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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Repurposed Dresser Into Media Cabinet #DIY #ombre #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #chalkpaint #homedecor #mediacabinet #storage #distressed #rustic #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Repurposed Dresser Into Media Cabinet #DIY #ombre #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #chalkpaint #homedecor #mediacabinet #storage #distressed #rustic #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Repurposed Dresser Into Media Cabinet #DIY #ombre #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #chalkpaint #homedecor #mediacabinet #storage #distressed #rustic #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Repurposed Dresser Into Media Cabinet #DIY #ombre #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #chalkpaint #homedecor #mediacabinet #storage #distressed #rustic #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com



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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!

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