Navy Painted Media Stand: Repurposed Dresser

Guys! We’ve been painting again… a lot.

Last weekend we painted our living room walls. In our rental. Yeah! I was so wishy washy about it. I couldn’t decide if it was worth the “trouble.” Turns out, I was a fool for waiting so long. 🙂 Our new gray hue has totally transformed the feel of the room. It’s so calm and relaxing and the whole room is really changing and I love it. The gray walls really make my navy painted media stand pop!

Navy-Painted-Media-Stand This little beauty was painted several weeks ago, so if you follow me on Instagram, this is old news but bear with me. I had been on the hunt for a dresser to repurpose into a media stand for a long time. Finally, I found the perfect one.This DresserDressers are great as media stands. They are perfect height, you can pull our drawers to use as cubbies for stash cable boxes, plus there is plenty of storage space! My favorite part though, you can get a fabulous media stand for CHEAP. Finding an old wood dresser to repurpose is easy. Take a peek at Craigslist, thrift shops, garage sales, they are everywhere.

I snagged a dresser for cheap from Craigslist. Once we got it home we immediately got painting. I knew I wanted a navy painted media stand. Our walls are very light, so color was necessary, and I’ve been obsessing over navy and brass for awhile now. The color is Elegant Evening by Olympic paint with beautiful brass hardware. Swoon. I’m loving the results.

Navy Media Stand

I think we’ll end up taking out the top three drawers and making them cubbies for all the technological stuff 🙂 For now, I’m using every since drawer for storage!

Tell me, have you ever repurposed a dresser? What are you using it for? I’d love to hear from you. Don’t forget you can get some behind the scenes sneak peeks by following along on Instagram.

If you like the navy painted media stand, be sure to check out my mint nightstand, or my painted end table.

I’m sharing this project with some of these great blogs and Savvy Southern Style.

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  1. I love it Chelsea!! Pinning. We changed a dresser into a media console too- but I painted ours yellow. I am kind of thinking of repainting it already!! I have a turquoise one in the basement too – thinking that should go navy! Great job on the wall colour:)

  2. I’ve been hunting for a dresser just like this, my craigslist isn’t very good here. You don’t see navy stuff too much, but I really love it! It looks very classy. Great job!

  3. I’m totally loving this makeover. I painted a desk navy once with brass hardware- it’s a great combo! I’d be thrilled if you shared at my weekend party as well!

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  5. Great idea! On a whim, I moved my dresser, which was too large for my room slice in gelded space for the crib, to the living room. It fits great but looks too much like a dresser. My dresser looks a lot like yours. I took out the center drawer to hold the cable box and am using the drawers for storage. I’m planning to paint the dresser a dark red, to match our living room rug, and I’ll probably change the hardware too. Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. Love the dresser! I’m making over a chest of drawers for a tv stand and couldn’t decide on the color but this color is so beautiful you’ve made up my mind, Elegant Evening it is!
    May I ask did you use satin, semi gloss or glossy paint? It’s kind of hard to tell on my computer.
    Also did you prime it first?