Turquoise Dresser Repurposed into Media Console – Before & After

Dresser repurposed into media console, in distressed Turquoise with Black Glaze - Before and After from the Facelift Furniture DIY BlogOld dressers are perfect candidates for the new look paint, glaze and distressing provides. Dressers are also great options for flat screen media consoles!

This dresser had seen it’s better days. It was given a new life in Turquoise, with Black Glaze accenting the modling and lattice work on the middle drawers.

The dresser was refinished with the option for the top drawer to me removed to hold media components, or for the drawer to be in that place as would normally be the case.

For more inspiration, visit our Dressers collection. Or visit our Bedroom Furniture – Before & After collection.

French Dresser Repurposed into Media Console

French dresser repurposed into a media console. From Facelift Furniture's DIY blog.When I first saw this dresser, what caught my eyes were the pulls. I’ve refinished several French dressers, but never seen pulls this large and bold in their style.

When I opened the doors, I had to make a decision. The drawers being the doors were missing, and without a way to repurpose that space, the dresser was basically rendered useless.

I quickly saw the potential to create shelves where the drawers had been, purchased the piece, and went forward with that plan. I cut thick press board to fit the drawer spaces, and attached them.

I then painted, glazed, and distressed the piece in Off White and Tobacco Glaze, Distressing revealed the white primer and original wood tones.

With it’s new upstyled look, this dresser became a living area media console with a fantastic touch of class and one-of-a-kind character.




Media Console in Yellow with Black Glaze – Before & After

Media Console in Yellow with Black Glaze - Before and After from Facelift Furniture's DIY BlogMedia console painted, glazed and distressed in Yellow, with light Black Glaze accenting molding and ornate areas. Distressing reveals original wood tones.

For more inspiration, visit our Furniture Before & After board on Pinterest.