Sometimes all it takes is a tiny shift of perspectiveto see something familiar in a totally new light.-Dan Brown
I’m always surprised by the things I see throw out and labeled a trash. Now don’t get me wrong somethings trash can be just that. But sometimes our creativity allows us to turn “trash” into something new and incredible. Take for instance, the person who decided to take old car tires and make it a fun swing. I love when these opportunities present themselves to me. For instance, take this beat up old dresser.
Picture This: It was a hot July day. I was riding in car with my sister enjoying the scenery. When boom, my eyes saw this beat up, run down dresser sitting on the side of road. In my seat I bounce up and down and begged my sister to pull over. Her reply was a simple, “hell to the naw.” So I watched my soon to be media console pass me by.
How To Turn A Dresser Into A TV Stand
When I got back to my truck, I called up my ride or die chick, also known as my mom, and asked her to help me load the thing in the car. And not only did she help me pick through trash on the side of the road, she helped me give this beat up old dresser a new life. I know I’m being over dramatic with this story but I’m bored and you only live once. #YOLO
Anywho… this was a fun project. I really needed a media console for the family room. And I went so over budget on the sofa and accent chair, so I just couldn’t pass up a free dresser even if it was covered in ugly brown paint and missing ever single drawer. Plus, I got to bring home a stripper.
After hours of stripping and sanding, the thing started to look more like a beauty and less like the beast. We took out the middle shelf to make room for baskets.
I painted the dresser using two coats of Sherwin Williams Herbal Wash. Then I painstakingly wrapped the top shelf in jute. It took forever and about 8 rolls of jute. Lastly, I popped in two big baskets, added the TV, and called it quits.
My Challenge To You
What do you think? Isn’t it lovely. It’s amazing what changes we can make with a little creativity and a different perspective. My challenge to you is to think of something in your life that needs to be repurposed and give it new life.