Awesome dresser-to-entertainment center makeover
Ideally, I'd have found some cool Danish mid-century thing with the pointy legs and the perfect size for a TV and its accessories. But I decided I'd settle on a vintage dresser, since most low ones are about the right width and height. There are quite a few worn out retro dressers in the Goodwills here, but I found this one almost perfect: (here's the Before!)
I took out the top two drawers and drilled openings in the back pasteboard stuff. We can put the video game systems (what we use to play DVDs and stuff too) on the top shelf, and let their cords go straight back. The wood frames around the drawer openings were unfinished wood, so I stained them using some close-to-matching wood stain, which I also used to touch up some scratches.
It's sooo nice to have a good place to put all the DVDs (the bottom drawers) and the cords, remotes etc. (the now-top drawers). I used to hate that mid-century wood finish color, but now I kind of like it in a funky context. Great furniture makeovers are so fun!