Entertainment Stand Dresser

I know, I know. Dressers weren’t made to for T.V.’s. But I love the idea of having an dresser as an entertainment stand because there is so much storage inside! It completely eliminates the need for a separate place to store DVDs and the like. When you are low on extra space like we are, being able to remove unnecessary furniture and storage equipment is a blessing.

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We’ve had this particular piece for about 6 years now. We purchased it on Craigslist for around $25, which was totally a steal. Originally, it had a warm light oak stain and finish on it, but we quickly decided that we wanted it painted white. It also came without any knobs, so we ordered these cool round drop pulls.

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Inside we store tons of stuff…

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GAMES, ETC. – This drawer holds all of our Wii and PlayStation games and accessories. (Both of those consoles are behind the T.V.)

BABY STUFF – I babysit for my cousin’s son a few days a week and we keep all of his extra diapers, wipes and clothing corralled in here.

CORDS – USB cords, extra electronic cords, random chargers, etc.

VHS TAPES – Yes, I still have a few hanging around, even though we do not have a player for them. Most of them are dance performances and family videos that I just can’t let go.

DVDs – The top row of drawers (and middle two on the left) hold all of our DVDs which are kind of alphabetized. That means they used to be, but my two kids and husband threw my Type A tendencies to the wind. Makes me want to re-organize just thinking about it.

I would love to be able to consolidate our DVDs, but that is a project for a later date!

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Obviously, this dresser is super useful to our family. It needs a little help in the decor area, but I’ve mocked up a little vision that I had for the space.

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The hubs seems to think we should forgo any decorating to keep the space simple, but I kind of like the idea of adding a little faux life in the form of topiaries and a rustic touch with an old shutter. What are your thoughts? Have you ever used a random piece of furniture as entertainment stand?

We Dig It – October 2014

We wanted to take the time to share with you some our favorite bloggers and their awesome projects. Each of these bloggers are wicked talented and it’s worth heading over to their sites and perusing. You will discover oodles of inspiration!

- – - – - – - – - – Restless Arrow – - – - – - – - – - -

With all of the dreamy white decor over at Restless Arrow, it’s hard not to fall in love. Amber recently shared how they remodeled their kitchen for only $5,000. She has incredible style, a positive attitude, and her budget friendly DIY projects are perfect for anyone to try.

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Looking for a great place to find creative and original ideas? Then you must check out Fynes Designs. Virginia has easy step by step tutorials for decor, crafts, and parties anyone can follow. Her DIY Rolling Pin Wall Art is absolutely stunning!


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- – - – - – - – - – - Cherished Bliss – - – - – - – - – -

The ladies from Cherished Bliss have an abundance of talent. Audra’s yummy recipes always have our mouths watering and Ashley has an exceptional skill when it comes to turning trash to treasure. Their attention to detail is impeccable. From the delicious looking Pesto Pasta Salad to the simple sharpie Tea Towels there is always something inspiring to see.

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Shonee at Hawthorn & Main throws herself into each and every project she takes on and it always pays off. Her DIY Styrofoam Ampersand is one of our favs.

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- – - – - – - – - – So Much Better with Age – - – - – - – - – -

Jamie at So Much Better with Age has a passion for taking anything old and making it new again. And boy does it show! Her vintage, french style comes out beautifully in all of her projects. Her Grain Sack Table Cloth would make a fantastic addition to any farmhouse kitchen.

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Thanks for stopping by today! If you get a chance, check out these wonderful blogs!

Your Designs This Time – No. 32

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Welcome to Your Designs This Time – No. 32! So glad you could join us, and we can’t wait to see all of your creative ideas. We are so thankful for every single one of you & the posts that you link up each week. They are all so inspiring!

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Amanda’s string art is truly a masterpiece!

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Jamie’s beautiful touch to her dining room chairs is definitely on my to-do list!

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Holy cow. I seriously have no words to describe how incredible this. We almost need a moment of silence for the time involved in this project. Corey did an outstanding job with this IKEA Hack.

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Amy’s home tour is the perfect place to stop this week and just look around!

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And because I kept scrolling back up to check out this desk

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If you were featured, be sure to grab a button and thanks again for sharing your projects! It’s always so hard to choose because SO many projects are fabulous!


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Horseshoe Plate Holder

Anthropologie is so inspiring. Every time I am in the mall, I have to stop in and get a peak of their amazing home items. During my last visit, something sort of caught me by surprise. I came across some really beautiful plates, but the dishes were not what caught my eye. It was the horseshoe plate stand that really had me drooling. It was a shock to me that my biggest inspiration stemmed from their display and not their product. But I was in love. I had to make one.

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This project was super simple. If you would like one of your own, just follow along with me through these easy steps.

Supplies

- Horseshoe
- Block of wood- 2″ high x 4″ deep x 6″ wide
- Scrap wood- 10″ high x 1/4″ deep x 3″ wide
- 3 Nails
- Hammer
- Your favorite wood stain. – I used Minwax Special Walnut.
- 2 Brushes
- Minwax Polycrylic – or other choice of finish.
- Hand Saw – (not pictured)
- Drill (optional/not pictured)
- 120 Sand paper (not pictured)

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1. I cut my scrap wood to measure 10″ high x 1/4″ deep x 3″ wide. This piece was used as the back support for the plates.

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2. Using the 120 grit sandpaper, I smoothed out the edges of the wood. This step helped make the final product splinter free.

3. Next, it was time to stain and finish. I applied Mixwax Special Walnut with a natural brush to both the block of wood and the support piece. Once dry, I used a synthetic brush to give the wood two coats of Minwax Polycrylic.

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4. I assembled the plate holder by placing the horseshoe front and center on the block and hammered 2 nails into it to hold it together.

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5. Finally, I drilled a hole through the support piece and block to avoid splitting the wood. This is optional. Then I hammered a nail through the pre-drilled spot.

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I love this as an accessory in our kitchen. It turned out just as I had hoped. Since I had everything already on hand, the cost to me was $0. I call that a win!

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Good luck to you if you try this and let us know if you do. We’d love to see pictures!

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Upcycled Tripod Table

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I had been searching everywhere for the perfect table to use as a nightstand in my son’s room. (And by everywhere, I really mean the side of the road and garage sales.) I was looking for something narrow, tall, and with an interesting shape when I came across a basic tripod table. The asking price was a whopping $1 at a yard-sale. I decided it was a fair price, skipped the negotiation step, and went straight for the purchase. I was so excited to have found something so cheap.

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When I got home, the first thing I did was check to make sure it fit in it’s previously picked out place. Yay, it did! It was time to get to work! But then life got in the way. Honestly, the table just sat in his room looking kinda sad for a couple of months. We all know how that goes, right?

Once things in my personal life mellowed out a bit, or as much as they could, my vision for this table was pretty clear. I really wanted to give it a plank top.

To achieve the round shape I wanted, I removed the legs from the table. Next, I layed the table face down on the wood planks and traced it with a pencil.

Lucky for me, my sis had been visiting and accidentally left her jigsaw here. I used this fun power tool to cut each piece of wood. You are probably wondering who travels with a jigsaw? Answer: Someone with a DIY blog, that’s who. Or a power tool salesman.

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Then, I sanded each plank and stained them with my favorite wood stain, Minwax Special Walnut. Love the color! I applied a couple coats of Minwax Polycrylic to give the table top a little extra durability.

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While the planks were drying, the three legs were sprayed with Rust-Oleum’s Oil Rubbed Bronze Paint and Primer in One to give them a slight metallic look. At this point in the process, I was already lovin’ the look and excited to see it finished.

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For the final step, I used adhesive to adhere the planks to the top. The processes was pretty quick and I left the table over night to dry. In the morning I reattached the legs and the table was ready for use.

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I am in love with how this basic tripod table turned out. Much better than how it started.

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What do you think?

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