Wednesday, January 23, 2013

My Up cycled Shabby Chic T.V unit + Dresser

Have been busy painting again!. Wanted a new T.V. unit but new ones were really expensive.

So I decided to look for a used one. I brought this from a local junk shop for £20. It is all solid wood and very heavy.

First I removed the doors and took the slats out of the sides. This took some time as the slats were all pinned in.

                    Then I sanded it all down. And painted it with a couple of coats of satinwood white paint.

Next I had to decide on the finished colour.   And sand it back, to give it that worn shabby chic effect.
And this is what I choose........

Of course it's pink! very girly I know. But I have my large up cycled dresser in my lounge and that's pink.
The only decision to make now is to add two new wooden doors or add a pretty curtain  to enclose it?

This is my up cycled dresser ( I have done a post about this piece) It shows the true colour of the pink in this picture. The T.V. unit picture shows the pink too bright. I have now added a curtain to my dresser and a bird  I made, hanging from the handle.

Hope you have enjoyed this post. Would love to hear about your up cycled pieces and the bargains you have found..


  1. Wow great make over. Love the Tv unit i would put some pretty fabric cross instead of doors make it more softer. I adore what you did to your larder cabinet gorgeous colours you have used to. dee x

  2. Wow ... result! It looks lovely in pink and so different.
    Just found you vie 'The Custards'. Look forward to reading more ...
    M x

  3. Wonderful makeover. I love your tv stand..fab shade of pink.

  4. You did a great job transforming this piece. What a lovely shade of pink and I love the dresser too with the blue gingham curtains. The bow on the handles and your sweet bird are nice it!!