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« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2004 10:03:05 PM »

I did clean it with a damp cloth and rubbed some of it with a bit of fine sandpaper.  I sealed it with several coats of Polyurethane satin finish.  My furniture motto is - if it's wood, keep it!
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« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2004 10:23:32 AM »

reminds me of a free dresser i revamped (except that yours is fresh and new and very lovely, and mine is about due for a new paint job)...



i repainted the dresser, then painted leaves and pressed them like stamps over that.
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« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2004 10:38:43 AM »

I love curbside finds. I love to imagine what they might become.

Here is a cool chair I found for free, and worked my crafty magic on. With my kitty who was also free, but not a roadside find.


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« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2004 10:43:41 AM »

man, i need to go dumpster diving in like apartment complexes -- we threw out a ton of stuff like lol - we rolled our dryer down a hill one time - to get it to the dumpster and watched it roll - was so much fun!!! -- I think we also threw out an entertainment center and some leather couches I hated - that were all ripped up and smelly - had i been crafty at the time (i was very green in the home improv/craftiness at the time) i would have re-apholstered and made beautiful!
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« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2004 06:53:34 PM »

I feel you on that point!  I donated to charity one of the best chairs I've ever had.  The fabric was worn out in areas, but it was the softest, most comfortable chair ever.  Sometimes when you move, especially on that last day, you feel totally frustrated and exhausted - you start purging things you would otherwise keep in a heartbeat.  Ahh...
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« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2004 08:24:04 PM »

Great dresser & super cute dog!!
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« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2004 09:22:06 PM »

That's really cool!

(And I love the "Craft or be crafted" LOL)
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« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2004 04:34:43 PM »

i just might have to go to the salvation army and find a dresser.
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« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2004 06:38:42 AM »

I wish that I could rememer to take before pictures of my roadside finds, that would be a really cool thing to look back on. I live in a neighborhood that has a fair amount of college students and every May is dumster diving season because they all move out and leave behind a pleathera of stuff for me to find. It's way better than Christmas!! *robyn

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« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2004 06:46:42 AM »

i wish i could find cool stuff like that! there aren't many people in my neghborhood, and they're all OLD fretired folk and have had all their stuff for like 20 years, and don't want to get rid of it, but.....i'm going down to Arizona State, so maybe i can find some cool stuff there!!!!!! Grin
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