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Hi.

Welcome to my blog. I document my DIY transformations as I decorate my home on a budget! Hope you have a nice stay!

DIY TV Console

DIY TV Console

As you all know, I moved and I'm trying to make my new place feel like home. The next task...redoing my TV console. This TV console was a DIY project I did for my old apartment using two Ikea Rast dressers and some pine. I bought the dressers from Kijiji, measured the width I wanted the whole console to be, and bought some 1" x 12" pine from Home Depot. #DIYTip most hardware stores will cut the wood you purchase for you, this saves you an extra step. I spray painted and added all the gold hardware. 

I chose to paint the whole piece black using paint I had left over from previous projects. I didn't bother priming it because I was using black paint over an already dark colour. 

I loved the hardware, but I was so inspired by April Bee's YouTube tutorial that I wanted to recreate this for my TV console. Subscribe to her channel, I love her stuff!

I went to my nearest Home Hardware Building Centre and bought lattice which I had them cut to the lengths I needed. I removed the old hardware, lightly sanded the drawers using a 120 grit sanding block, and glued the lattice to the drawer fronts. #DIYTip, make sure to factor in the width of the lattice when figuring out the measurements, also buy quick dry wood glue and clamp the pieces to ensure they stay in place. Once the glue dried, I filled all the spaces with wood putty, sanded the areas to smooth it all out, and painted the wood to match the rest of the piece.

The pieces of wood I used for the top and the middle shelf were already stained using Minwax Jacobean Alkyd Wood Stain. I wanted it to have a bit more shine, so I applied one coat of Minwax Helmsman Spar Satin Alkyd Urethane.

Voilà! I love it. This project was more time consuming than I expected, but the results are worth it!

Supply List: 

  • Ikea Rast Dressers - 2 for $50 from Kijiji (cost included delivery)
  • 1" x 12" Pine - $19.50 (Cost includes the wood and charge per cut)
  • 4 8ft pieces of 3/8" x 1 1/4" lattice - $5.42 (Cost includes the wood and charge per cut)
  • Minwax Jacobean Alkyd Wood Stain - $11.85
  • Minwax Helmsman Spar Satin Alkyd Urethane - $14.11
  • Benjamin Moore Paint in Black Satin - I cannot remember how much I paid for this but I only needed a sample can.
  • Lepage Sure-Grip Wood Glue - $3.72
  • Lepage Natural Wood Filler - $5.64

Until next time. 

XOX, D

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