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Topic: Repainted Ikea Dresser  (Read 1360 times)
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« on: July 21, 2011 09:59:17 PM »

These dressers belonged to my boyfriend, but he no longer needed them, so I decided to re-paint them and use them for myself in my apartment. The drawer fronts were a light/blonde wood finish, but I decided to make it match the comforter I have.

I typically have a blue cloth over the top that matches the teal-ish drawer, but I had packed it as I was preparing to move (hence the full trash can and randomly placed lamp). Also, the red-ish looking drawer is actually closer to magenta. I love having it in my room; it really brightens things up!

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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2011 04:05:55 AM »

It would certinaly brighten up a room!  The colours look great!  I would love to see it with the cloth on top.
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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2011 04:20:50 AM »

That looks really great!  How did you prep the dresser for paint and what kind of paint did you use?  Good job!

« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2011 10:00:02 AM »

RachaelD, I will try to get a pic of them with the cloth, but in my new apartment, I unfortunately had to split them up on two different walls for space reasons, so it won't have quite the same effect.

MissingWillow, I just sanded the drawer fronts so that the paint would stick. Also, I had to sand the tops pretty intensely because my boyfriend (his teenager self) had taken a knife to the top, making deep scratches and holes. So I sanded those down, spackled them, and then painted over it. As far as the paint, I will probably get a few groans of disapproval, but I just used craft paint. Like the stuff you buy for 50 cents a bottle.  Undecided It hasn't been the best either; after just moving it from my house to my apartment, there are a few scratches and knicks that I just KNOW are because I didn't use better paint. Haha
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