Megan from Lubbly Jubbly Furniture repurposed an old dresser into a beautiful TV console with a little help from Country Chic Paint and Clear Coat! Read on to see which colors she mixed to create this beautiful custom grey.

Hello everyone!
Well, winter has officially come to Ontario. My kids were very excited to see snow when they woke up the other day.
This dresser had all of its drawers but I wanted to make it into a TV console, so I removed the top middle drawer.

I always sand pieces before I paint them. Not right down to the wood, but enough to de-gloss the finish and scuff the finish. I like to use vinegar and lemon mix to clean them.

Once I finished prepping the piece, I took off the old top and the hardware.  I mixed together two paint colors, Hurricane and Liquorice, in approximately a 1:1 ratio to create this gorgeous, cool charcoal grey!
I then painted the entire piece with two coats of my custom color.
While the dresser was drying, I painted the hardware and made a new top and shelf. To make the top I used two boards sanded smooth and stained.
Once it was dry I glued and nailed the two top boards together. If you’re recreating this look, make sure you measure the shelf area that you want and measure and cut your pieces. You can even router each piece if you want a nicer edge.
Once the stain had cured (about 24 hours), I put the new top on by gluing and nailing it to secure it to the dresser. Then I added the new shelf inside where the top drawer used to be.
I sealed the entire piece using Clear Coat in a paint sprayer, but you can apply it with a Painting Sponge if you prefer.
Let the Clear Coat settle. I always tell my customers to give the top coat a few weeks to cure before being too hard on it.
I sealed the hardware with Clear Coat as well using a small paint brush, then re-attached them to the drawers.
Now I have a beautiful console!

Thank you for reading!

To see more examples of painted TV consoles, click here.

Leave a comment below to tell us what you think of this dresser-to-console upcycle!


Megan {Lubbly Jubbly Furniture}

Hi there, I’m Megan from Lubbly Jubbly Furniture. I grew up in the UK and came to Canada when I was 17.  I am a Mother of 4 and married to my amazing husband – this business of mine wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for him. I started painting furniture almost four years ago as a hobby grew to a real business in March of 2018. I love to restore furniture and just starting painting canvases as well. I’m really enjoying what I do and I continue to work harder and have fun while doing it!

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