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« on: August 28, 2004 07:35:16 PM »

In the spring, I picked up this dresser for 5 bucks and it painted red, green and blue and had stickers on it from the little boy who had it.

I sanded, primed and painted it.  
Three of the drawers got a design to add some color and the other 2 drawers I used 2 coats of magnetic paint to create those boxes -- it says you can paint over it but I found that because I was using light green over gray I'd need 2 or more coats and then it would no longer be magnetic.
I added dowels to neatly store my ribbon spools.
Inside the dtawers store my various supplies and I hope to keep the top un-cluttered to work on quick projects!

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« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2004 08:05:08 PM »

LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!  What a great idea!  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2004 08:32:43 PM »

very  very cool dresser!  where did u ever find magnetic paint???  i have looked everywhere and can't find it  Huh
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« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2004 08:10:11 AM »

Thanks for the feedback!

where did u ever find magnetic paint???  i have looked everywhere and can't find it  Huh

I frequent two Michaels locations and one had and the other didn't - go figure.  I used 40% off coupon since it's about $12. 
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« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2004 12:58:49 PM »

Thanks for the idea!  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2004 08:02:07 AM »

You are welcome! Smiley

I'm going add this to above it for more storage solutions and storing project sheets and ideas!



The wood is the same base color and the coffee cans match one of the drawers.  It's just a mater of screwing the cans to the wood and then I used eye hooks to hang it on nails in the wall, which are in the studs, of course!
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« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2004 09:08:43 AM »

nice! how did you do the dowels so that you could add new or subtract empty spools?
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« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2004 01:06:25 PM »

That dresser is adorable!  It's inspiring me to re-purpose one of my old ones that's currently hiding in a closet.

To hold my ribbons and wires, I'm using tension rods (which are intended for cafe curtains and are super cheap at Target or any home store, under $3).  That way I can load on the ribbons and wire onto the rod, and then brace it between 2 walls, but it's still really easy to pop on and off (like the action of a paper towel holder).
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« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2004 07:18:05 PM »

nice! how did you do the dowels so that you could add new or subtract empty spools?

I screwed hooks the wood blocks on each end so the dowel sits on the hooks. 




I'm a fan of tension rods, too, and that's a great idea!  I used one for the curtains I made for a shelving unit so I didn't have to look at my stuff all the time.  I'm a big fan of hiding stuff!   



Post your dresser when you repurpose it!  I love to see painted cabinets and dressers!
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« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2004 09:21:31 PM »

the fact that you used ribbons instead of knobs is just so genius to me.
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