Ours will actually have the electronics organized across the top section. I took the drawers out in this picture, so you can see the idea. I also want to find 2 lovely used chairs (they can be new for the right price) to put on either side of the dresser/entertainment center...the ones in the picture are our dining room chairs. Using a dresser in place of a typical television stand works great for us because we need space underneath for air to travel back to our return air duct that sits right behind it. Also, we have a large puppy that would love to stick her nose into anything sitting too low to the ground; the height of the dresser prevents her from doing this...perfect!
You may not exactly be able to tell from the picture, but the color of dresser doesn't exactly jive with the color of our hardwood floors. We want to stain it a darker color to match some of the darker hues in the flooring. Thus, Brandon got to work striping the old top coat and stain off of it.
The stuff he was using smelled like oranges-mmmm! He put it on and then scrapped it off several times. I told him I would do the work, but he doesn't seem to have too much confidence in my furniture refinishing skills...trust me, I don't mind at all ; )
We may or may not switch up the hardware. I can't decide if I like the old hardware or not...decisions, decisions. Any opinions on this?
I will be sure to post the final results when we get it completed. I can't wait!