Our Old TV Stand is a New Glazed Yellow Masterpiece

Here’s another old junky piece of furniture that we have remade into something fabulous that suits our new needs.  We bought this TV stand from Wal-Mart about three years ago when we moved into our last rent house.  It’s a Better Homes and Gardens brand and it has a cute shape and good details.  However,  it is made out of particle board and did not hold up very well during the move and after three years of two different kiddos hanging on it, climbing on it, and beating it to death in general.


After building our DIY Media Center we no longer had a need for it as a TV stand.  Good thing I already had the perfect new home picked out for it.  It now sits at the top of our stairs and houses different necessities for guests who come to stay with us.

If you are interested in redoing an old, cheep, particle board piece of furniture of your own make sure to follow these few tips.

Step 1…Sand

Use a piece of high grit sand paper or a handheld sander to completely sand the furniture.  Wipe it down good using a paint prep solution before applying primer and paint so you don’t any annoying little sawdust particles that cause bumps in your paint.  I even use our shop vac to vacuum up the corners where the saw dust likes to collect and hide out.

Step 2…Prime

I always use KILZ primer.  It is boarder line amazing.  It will make your paint stick to ANYTHING and help keep it from peeling off in the long run.  If you read on the can of paint it will give you specific drying times so you know how long to wait before painting.

Step 3…Paint

I used the same paint that I used for our Kids Chalkboard Table.  Its called Sunburst by Valspar.  I used two coats and a foam roller brush to get a nice smooth finish.  For the corners and tight spaces I used a foam brush.

Step 4…Glaze it

When I first learned how to glaze I followed these video’s by Brooke at All Things Thrifty.  She has a whole Glazing 101  series of videos that will turn you into a pro in no time!  She is amazing and All Things Thrifty is one of my favorite blogs to follow!  If you have never visited her site before make sure you do pronto…but not unless your kids are in bed and you have some spare time on your hands because you will seriously spend hours browsing around.

Step 5…Seal it up

I put on two coats of Minwax Polycrylic.  I use the water based formula to prevent yellowing in the future.  I also chose the clear gloss version this time because I wanted to give my dresser a little shine.  We let ours dry overnight before moving it up.

Step 6…my favorite – Decorate it

I mostly just shopped my house to finish this project off.  The only items I specifically bought were the lamp and the pink picture frame.

Here is our finished project.  I love it.  I love how it went from boring, crusty, and drab to bright and cheerful!

yellow glazed dresser

yellow glazed dresser

Here are a few close ups that show off the glazing details

yellow glazed dresser

yellow glazed dresser

And now for some decorations…

decorated dresser

decorated dresser

decorated dresser

Here is list of where I got my decoration items.

KING photo frame – custom made at a craft show

globe – Hobby Lobby

teal crown – Hobby Lobby

tall skinny teal vase – The Market at Quail Springs in Oklahoma City

pink flowers – Pier 1

Old Books – various garage sales

silver lamp – Wal-Mart

giraffe candle – Hobby Lobby

pink picture frame – Hobby Lobby

little glass teal vase – vintage (it was my great grandmothers)

Here is a complete view of the newly upgraded corner at the top of my stairs

yellow glazed dresser

View coming up the stairs

yellow glazed dresser

If you want to learn more about our deer head Delbert and how he found his home at the top of our staircase…check out this post.

And just for fun here are some out takes.  One last hint:  Don’t take reveal pictures of your awesome new project until your toddler is taking a nap.  Otherwise they will sporadically jump in front of your project and scream “CHEESE”!


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  1. LOVE THIS! Just saw your link over at Six Sisters and had to come and check out your redone piece of furniture :) I’d love for you to stop by and link up a few projects at my weekend link party “The Weekend re-Treat” that is going on right now too!


    Hope to see you there!

    • Stacy says:

      Thanks Shauna! I’m linking up right now. I love getting ideas from Link Parties. Thanks for inviting me to yours! Checked out your site too and found some awesome recipes that I’m going to have Ryan make – he’s the chef in our family!

  2. eye-catching! Looks cool

  3. West Furniture Revival says:

    love the way your piece turned out, the color is gorgeous, i would love to feature it, if that would be ok with you please let me know

  4. I’m usually not a fan of yellow, but wow! It’s hard to believe the difference!
    cute kiddo too. :)

  5. Just loved that you linked up this project at last weekends link party, The Weekend re-Treat! It was one of my 5 features at this week’s party!

    Thanks for sharing it! I fell in love with it the minute I saw it :)

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