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“Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves

does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.” - Wendell Berry

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Trash to treasure

Quite a long time ago on my way to the gym I saw this dresser out on the road for trash pickup.
I immediately came back home and asked the hubs to help me load it.
Amazingly he obliged even though he had to be at work soon,
and I had myself a project to keep me busy.
Which in the end was probably in his favor as I tend to get bored often. =0)

And so, very gradually as months went by I finally completed it,
and ended up selling it on Craigslist.

In the before pics you can see I've used wood filler on the top drawer.
There was a pineapple-y carving in it that I felt wouldn't go
 too well with the shabb-ifying I was planning to do with it. After that I lightly sanded it, spray primed it, and used a sponge roller to paint with.
I had an old can of white paint I got in the oops dept at Home Depot and just used that.
I sealed it with water-based polyurethane so it won't yellow.
I also did some light distressing on the edges.

All of the hardware was in good condition with the exception of the knobs on the top drawer, (one was missing), so I bought two cheapo silver knobs, spray painted all hardware black, and slapped them back on.

I kind of wish I had kept it but I wanted to see if it would sell, which it did.
Once garage sale season hits I will be out I will be out in full force trying
to score some cheap furniture to redo, perhaps for myself or to sell.
Well I'm off to wake up my daughter for school.
Check out my Parties page for all of the fun blogs I will be linking to.


Have a great week!