Friday, September 7, 2012

{DIY} Distressed Dresser/TV Stand

We were fortunate enough to be given a flat screen tv from our old next door neighbor...I know, awesome, Right? Well, the old tv went downstairs but because it is such a beast we needed to keep the stand we had with it because it can support the weight. So I was on a search at thrift stores, yard sales and finally craigslist. 

I found this beauty on craigslist for 60 bucks. It was in good shape but I was not lovin the color. 

First, with my Mouse electric sander I sanded down all the glossy finish...with the help of my princesses and my handsome nephew.

Next I painted a coat of Prairie Sage by Glidden but it seemed way to light after I got it on. Luckily I only had purchased a quart so back to Home Depot I went.

Next I got Frosted Pine semi-gloss by Glidden in a quart and painted two coats. Allowing 24 hours between coats and sanding lightly between coats too.

Next I used my sander and sanded down the edges and all the places I wanted distressing down to the bare wood. I also hand sanded some of the more difficult to reach spots.

After wiping down the dust I used a light colored staining pen to stain all the exposed wood and wiped down the excess.

Then I applied two coats of a semi-gloss polyurethane allowing it to dry at least 24 hours in between. I am an impatient person and this project seemed to take forever! I am very pleased with the final product though. The color turned out perfect! And I kept the original hardware. I thought they turned out nicely.


  1. You are so talented!! Love it :) Such a blessing to be gifted the TV too...Jer must be thrilled!

  2. Hey ang, thanks! Yes he is lovin the new tv! :)

  3. Tricia at Raising HumansSeptember 8, 2012 at 8:28 AM

    Beautiful! I love the color.
    Visiting from SITS. Have a great weekend!

  4. Thanks, Tricia!! You have a great weekend too! :) Thanks for stopping by!


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