This beautiful, vintage dresser came with our cottage when it was purchased almost 40 years ago!  The dresser itself is much older than that though and I have always loved it.  It has such pretty lines, is just the right size and still has its original wooden wheels.
vintage dresserbeautiful detailing on a vintage dresserEven though I love it’s beauty, it was getting quite beaten up.  It’s hardware had been replaced at some point and didn’t match the time period of the piece and it was in desperate need of some new paint.

We really didn’t need it as a dresser any longer so I decided to turn it into a stand for the TV.  Not only was it the perfect height and size for the TV, the drawers would provide excellent storage for games or DVDs.
adding a shelf where a broken drawer was removedOne of the drawers had been broken at some point, so I salvaged the two good ones and made the extra opening into a shelf.
adding a shelf where a broken drawer was removed from a vintage dresserI had a thin piece of wood cut to fit snuggly inside of the opening and then glued it into place to create the new shelf.  The supports from the missing drawer provided the perfect ledge to place the shelf on so no other “construction” needed to happen.
Country Chic Paint in SimplicityOnce the new shelf was in place, I gave it all two coats of Country Chic Paint in Simplicity.  The freshness and beauty of Simplicity was just what the dresser turned TV stand needed.   It looks so crisp and clean now.
Country Chic Paint in Simplicity on a vintage dresser turned TV standoriginal wooden wheels on a vintage dresserTo finish off the new design, I added some wrought iron drawer pulls.
the drawers of a vintage dresser used for DVDs and gamesIt is now the ideal place for the TV while preserving the beauty of the piece.  vintage dresser turned into a cottage TV standvintage dresser turned into a cottage TV stand and media centre

*The paint for this project was generously supplied by Country Chic Paint

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  1. Sherry says:

    Beautiful makeover, Lisa. I love the transformation. Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday.

  2. Diana says:

    Oh I think I’m in love, Lisa! Great makeover–those new pulls are just perfect. Thanks so much for linking up your project with us at Vintage Charm 🙂

    • That is so sweet… thanks Diana 😉 I am completely in love with the new pulls too. Isn’t it amazing how much of a difference new hardware can make?! Hope you are having a great week!

  3. Hi Lisa! This project came out sooo good! It’s perfect as a tv stand! Thanks for sharing with us at Dishing It & Digging It! We enjoy your projects every week! 🙂

    • Thanks for the sweet words Lori. I was so glad to be able to keep the dresser 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by!

  4. Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com says:

    That is such a pretty dresser, Lisa! And love your plaid couch! I’ve always wanted one 🙂 Would love it if you shared this at our link party on my blog tomorrow night please.

    • Thanks so much Kendra! Isn’t the plaid couch lovely… I have always loved it. So cottag-y 😉 I will definitely drop by and link up to your party and will add it to my list of parties on the blog. Thanks for stopping by.

  5. Lisa, this is such a great piece! I’m totally with you the lines are awesome and the new hardware you chose definitely gives it a vintage feel while still feeling classic. Love this update. Hope you have an awesome weekend, CoCo

    • Aww thanks Coco! I just love this dresser… I always have and I am so glad I figure out something to do with it despite the broken drawer 😉 Have a wonderful weekend as well!!

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