Every once in a while I hop on Craigslist looking for a second dresser for my bedroom. So far I haven’t had any luck finding exactly what I’m looking for, but several weeks ago I found one that caught my eye. Only it wasn’t for the bedroom. This one would make an excellent media console. I didn’t need one, but it looked like a fun project, and at $75, the price was right.
Our old Craftsman electric sander was on its last legs and had never been really great anyway, so we upgraded to a DeWalt. I started sanding halfheartedly. It made the job easier, but there was still elbow grease required. Sanding is the part of any project that I loathe. But it had to be done.
After that it was up to me to stain and varnish. About eight coats later, she was ready for action.
What do you think?