Thursday, September 8, 2011


I have wanted an entertainment/storage unit for our family room for a long time, but did not want it made out of flimsy wood and did not want to pay for a nice solid one at any furniture store. I decide that I was going to buy a used dresser and try to remake it. I had looked at several yard sales this summer, but every time I thought that I saw one that might work, it had a SOLD sign on it. Then we started looking on Craigslist. (This is what I learned about Spokane Craigslist…you have to be glued to the computer or really lucky to get anything in good condition for a great price. Frustrating!!) Joel was traveling to Pullman for work in August, so I began looking on their Craigslist site (much more promising) and found a dresser that looked like it might work. Joel checked it out his first day there and thought that it looked good, so we borrowed my brother’s truck and Joel picked it up the next day. Here is a before picture:

We took out the top middle drawer, and Joel built a box to set the DVD player on.

Then he put molding around the box to make it look cute (It has to be cute, right?).
Then it got several coats of black paint, because I am in love with black right now.

And here is the finished product. Joel did such a great job. The only problem is that he thinks we need to go buy a large flat screen TV for the top.

I love it!! Now I want to try to refinsh our piano and paint it black to match.


Elyse said...

Whoa! Way to go! It looks amazing!

Black Family said...

Cute! Nice work!

thefrommfam said...

Jen that looks awesome. You are so crafty! We need to get together and have a girls craft night.

Courtney Adkins said...

I LOVE it! I knew it would turn out super cute! Love the knobs too!

Rachel said...

Super cute! I am impressed.