It's the moment you've all been waiting for!
If you've been following along, you'll know that over Father's Day weekend, I bought a mid-century modern dresser off of Craigslist, sanded it down and stained it dark walnut, painted the top white and sealed the whole thing with spray lacquer. If you haven't been following along, or if you're new to my blog, those links will get you up to speed :)
After the dresser was completely sealed and cured, all we needed to do was drill some holes in the back panel so we could pull all of our electronics' cords through them:
Once the holes were drilled (we used a hole saw drill attachment), we unplugged all of the electronics that were in/on our Torsby sideboard that had been acting as our stand-in entertainment center for the past month and a half:
Then we moved everything out of the way so we could sweep the floors:
And set up our refinished mid-century modern dresser as our entertainment center:
Look at that glossy finish!
I'm still deciding on whether or not I want to hang some art next to the cardboard deer head that's hanging above the TV. On one hand, I think a small cluster of frames on either side would look good but on the other, I kind of like having the deer as the focal point. We'll see.
I'm also trying to decide if I want to add any hardware to the drawers. The drawers have hidden pulls at the bottom which is where you grab onto them to open them but some drawers are harder than others to open this way and I'd like an easier/better option.
I do like the sleek, hardware-less look though so I'm still on the fence about adding anything.
If you're wondering, I've left the inside of the drawers plain but might add some liners later on down the road:
How about a good ol' "Before and After" comparison?:
Before (seller's picture):
Ahhh, much better! I love, love, love it! I couldn't be more thrilled with the way it turned out and I'm SO happy I decided to refinish it afterall :)
What do you think of the transformation?
I'm sharing this project on: House of Hepworths, AKA Design, and One Project Closer