Rustic Dresser Turned TV Stand

When we moved into our new house my husband ran out and bought a 50" TV.
I was less than thrilled.
 We had no piece of furniture big enough to place it on and so it sat  on the floor for a week.




I decided to check out a rustic furniture store near our house.
All the furniture comes from Mexico and I really liked the style of this dresser, but wasn't in love 
with the handles.



I  asked the store to remove the handles for me because instead of being screwed on, they have strips of metal that are just banged into the wood in the back of the drawer.



I replaced the handles with these bin pulls from Lowe's.
I think they give the dresser a bit of a Restoration Hardware look.



I could tell the guy at the store thought I was crazy to use a dresser as a TV stand and even crazier to change out the hardware.  But I love the way it looks!



I've been trying out paint samples all over the house and have been narrowing down the colors.
Fixing up this house is going at a snails pace, but progress is being made!


15 comments:

  1. Love the new cabinet....changing out the hardware was a brilliant idea!!!! Your fireplace is so beautiful too :o) Have a great week!!!
    ~Des

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  2. Ah let them think your're crazy! It is a very nice looking TV stand!

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  3. I like that piece of furniture for a TV stand! I love repurposing objects anyway. Makes them more interesting. I bet you're liking the additional storage too. Men and their big screen TV's. Yep! My husband would've wanted to do the same thing, I'm sure. LOL!

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  4. I think you made a perfect choice for a tv stand! The new bin pulls are so nice too. And wow...your fireplace is beautiful!! You're going to have a ball decorating your mantel for Christmas. :) Picking paint colors is so hard. Sometimes I wish there weren't so many colors to choose from. Can't wait to see more pics of your new home. :)

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  5. Lisa,
    It looks great I like the new hardware. Pretty dresser and it makes for a perfect TV stand.
    Kris

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  6. I'm in the opposite situation from you. I haven't had a TV for years, but I do have a place in my living room for a 50" TV... Just my husband is unwilling to part with the money to get one now.

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  7. Oh yay you found one! I think that's gorgeous! When we moved here my husband went right out and did the same thing. Ours is hidden upstairs but I understand it's hard to find the furniture. I love the dresser you chose and changing the pulls was pretty brilliant. It definitely does have the RH look. Your fireplace is so pretty!

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  8. That's a great furniture piece and looks like the perfect height for the TV! And I'm impressed that it looks like at least that room is 100% unpacked - that's a chore!

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  9. I miss the days of the old t.v.'s that we could hide away in armoires and cabinets! We have a 50 inch also but luckily, it fit perfectly on a piece of furniture I already had:) Yours looks great on your new dresser, perfect fit! I haven't visited your blog in forever, in fact I think you were living in another state? I need to catch up, looks like a lot has changed since then!

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  10. I so agree. The hardware makes all the difference. I would just tell everyone I got it from Restoration Hardware :)
    Cindy

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  11. This is a perfect solution! Love it with the new drawer pulls.
    Susan

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  12. It's perfect Lisa and I love the new hardware!!

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  13. It looks fabulous! I love dressers and buffets for use as tv stands especially when they are rustic. Love the new handles. It definitely looks like a restoration hardware piece at a fraction of the price.

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