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« Reply #30 on: September 13, 2008 03:10:31 PM »

grammardog took my word!  LOL  that was just what I was thinking....awesome job....

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« Reply #31 on: September 14, 2008 07:04:12 AM »

Wow, my mouth dropped open at this reno! :O Amazing job.

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« Reply #32 on: September 14, 2008 10:08:46 AM »

that is absolutely stunning!!

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« Reply #33 on: September 14, 2008 11:53:06 AM »

Absolutely stunning.  I love the retro look of this.  Great color choices!!! Just plain Wow!!!
« Reply #34 on: September 14, 2008 01:43:35 PM »

Ummm.... WOWOWOWOWOWOW!!!!! Terrific transformation!!

« Reply #35 on: September 14, 2008 02:37:56 PM »

i wouldn't have thought mustard would look good on that but you actually pulled it off. it looks great, well worth the effort of dragging it out basement and taking it home!
« Reply #36 on: September 17, 2008 01:38:20 PM »

hot damn. thats super funky.

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« Reply #37 on: September 17, 2008 03:52:31 PM »

Thank you all again, and let me answer some of the questions I've recieved here...

DanielSmith -Thank you so much, you always leave me such nice comments, I truly appreciate them.

himtnc1 -The most labor intensive thing on this was everything. In these kind of projects you never get a break. The sanding was hard and long, especially on the rounded bits, the priming and painting were not hard, but did take a long time, especially all the taping and all the layers of paint. Then the legs, and the varnish which were pretty time consuming as well. Wink I don't mean to depress you, it's totally doable, but like anything else life, is not easy.

As for a recommendation, I would recommend anyone wanting to redo furniture to start with a piece that is almost worthless. Don't start off on an antique or anything vintage, just find yourself some $5 dresser made from MDF. That way if it doesn't turn out well, you haven't lost much. Also, with MDF or other such materials, you are forced to be more creative since the firniture is very plain and boring. With a vintage or antique piece there is already (most of the time) so much interest that it doesn't call for all types of add-ons, just a new stain and varnish.

And there is definitely a learning period, which I'm still in, there are so many different materials and methods that it can become overwhelming. I still constantly make mistakes, but hopeful before I die I'll actually figure out this whole process.

thriftjunkie & sactownsue- The painting maker is me Wink Thank you for the lovely comments.

Take care everyone, and once again huge hugs to all of you for looking and commenting, love you all!


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« Reply #38 on: September 18, 2008 12:56:29 PM »

I love this so much it's ridiculous!
« Reply #39 on: September 23, 2008 09:57:45 AM »

This is an amazing piece....well done.
I have a similar style hutch that was my uncle's.  I've been trying to figure out what to do wtih it since it doesn't match anything else in my house.  Wondering if I have the nerve to do something like this to it.
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