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« on: October 22, 2013 10:41:41 AM »

Hi there!
When I was living in Portland, I needed a dresser. I found someone selling one for cheap that "needed a bit of work".

Yeah, I'll say. It had water damage from sitting in the garage, so one side was all warped and the back was stained. I also discovered that the legs on the rear of the dresser were broken, and at different lengths. The seller had managed to prop them up on just the right combination of scrap wood to make it level.

BUT, the inside was nice (and spacious!), and overall the thing was still sound (the water damage was only on a surface layer of thin wood), so I bought it for $15, plus $5 to have it dropped off at my apartment.

I drug it into my room, threw down a drop-cloth, and ripped off the water-damaged wood. I borrowed a saw from my landlord (who, to his credit, didn't even ask me what I needed it for!), and sawed the legs off more or less evenly. Slapped on some new paint, and some scrapbook paper that I found at A.C. Moore. And voila!

I was sad to leave it behind when I moved away from Maine. But now I know it's not too hard to do, so I'm keeping my eye out for new furniture. Wink
Thanks for looking!

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« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2013 10:59:42 AM »

Yey! That is a good dresser and I'm glad someone who could bring 'er back to life did so.  I hope that if you work your magic on another, you'll post it!

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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2013 05:01:35 PM »

So pretty! I like that you left the drawer pulls natural wood Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2013 07:56:30 AM »

What a pretty revamp of that dog!

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« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2013 07:35:19 AM »

I love it! The hope of something this nice is what keeps me hanging on to dressers way past their prime. They have POTENTIAL!

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« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2013 01:36:00 PM »

wow, gutsy move knowing it came with warped wood (or as my shop teacher from Maine used to pronounce it,"whaaaapped." it came out beautifully!

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