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« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2004 08:42:53 AM »

good idea!  I haven't picked up curbside stuff in a long time... before or after my find.  And colleges are great around May, when students leave for the summer.  You'll be surprised.  I know at my college (in Ohio) some dorms would have an area designated for free stuff - clothes, decor items, unopened dry goods, and furniture...
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« Reply #21 on: June 09, 2004 09:52:44 PM »



i have always heard that after christmas is a good time to hit the colleges...them coming back from the holidays with all new things and out they go with the old.

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« Reply #22 on: June 12, 2004 06:27:21 PM »

Your dresser is amazing! I have a wooden bookcase that I want to try that with; it is currently painted black with quite a few scratches in it. I want to paint it bright green, so would I have to use primer first or is it safe to just paint over the black?
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« Reply #23 on: June 12, 2004 07:30:09 PM »

You'll probably be happier with the results if you use primer.  It won't take as many coats of the green paint if you prime it first, and the finish will probably be smoother.  Primer dries in under an hour, so it doesn't even add that much time to the project. 

If the shelves are laminate, you'll definitely want primer, because the paint will stay on so much better over a primer that's designed for glossy surfaces than it will over just the laminate. 

ps - the dresser rocks!  I've had NO thrift karma whatsoever lately, but now I'm feelin' like getting out there a bit and taking a look around.
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« Reply #24 on: June 15, 2004 01:46:24 PM »

Oh, that's lovely!! I've always wanted to paint my boring white bookshelf, lol, but my mom doesn't want me to because if I do, then it won't match the room. lol. We have 2 of the same shelves... My sister has the matching one. lol.

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« Reply #25 on: June 21, 2004 11:49:50 PM »

ooh.. i want to paint MY dresser!!
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« Reply #26 on: June 22, 2004 04:00:35 PM »

::gasp:: ::gasp:: I think I am having a heart attack. You found that on the CURB? Who in their right minds would throw out something that wonderful? I LUUURVE what you did with it, it looks really cute. I think I am going to go for a walk... and closely inspect my neighbor's trash while I'm at it. lol
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« Reply #27 on: June 28, 2004 10:00:42 PM »

What a great find! I love the color choice too! And btw, your dogs are the so cute! I looked at the photo gallery and cracked up at the elmo pic.poor elmo...he just wants to be tickled.
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« Reply #28 on: June 30, 2004 03:34:35 PM »

Wow!  That is amazing!  It makes me think of all the times I drive by peoples houses and they have a pile of stuff... chairs, dressers, ect...  I could have saved it from the garbage man!   Cry  I am definitely going to pay more attention from now on!  That dresser does look completely awesome!
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« Reply #29 on: July 03, 2004 10:18:40 PM »

who would ditch a beauty like that?! excellent job!
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