Before & After: A Childhood Dresser Turns into a Modern Media Stand

published Sep 28, 2014
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(Image credit: Kala Vilches )

You know we’re big fans of furniture transformations that look totally different after getting a DIY makeover. This old dresser turned modern media stand is a great example of how a few small changes can make a big impact on the way a furniture piece looks!

(Image credit: Kala Vilches )

From Kala:

My parents bought me this dresser as part of a bedroom set when I was 15 and I’ve held onto it because of its solid make (its gone through eight+ moves with me!). Recently, I’ve been using it as a TV stand but it just didn’t go with the rest of my furniture so I decided to give it a little update. This project was a great learning experience (mostly that things usually take twice as long as I think they will!) and the whole thing was relatively inexpensive. Most of my money went to sandpaper, paint, stain and polyurethane, but I also spent $40 for a membership to my local Tool Library (such a great resource!), $10 for the tapered feet and $16 for the gold knobs (IKEA). I am super pleased with how it turned out!

Thank you Kala!

Re-edited from a post originally published 9.28.14-NT