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« on: August 12, 2014 10:32:11 AM »

I swear this is the last post about my furniture today!  Here is the dresser we re-did.  It was a pretty gross pealing mess when we found it at a garage sale for $5, it had been sitting in someone's garage for over 20 years.  It had mud dauber nests inside and smelled rather strange cat pee like smell to it.  Our bedroom is a weird dark denim blue color, so my normal turquoise color wouldn't work in there, so we painted it with orange milk paint, it took a couple coats, but I love the way it turned out, we also used dark wax and clear wax on this piece.  The marble top, thankfully, came with the dresser when we bought it.  To combat the smell inside we painted it with dark teal semi-gloss latex paint.  I wasn't 100% on the orange when we chose it, but I love it now!






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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2014 10:38:18 AM »

I have been enjoying your furniture re-dos!

I like the unexpected orange color...very unique and much better than boring brown! Grin

The inside is a nice color, too!  Also, I learned from a floor contractor that paint is the best way to effectively seal in nasty smells.  If you have any mold issues, there is a packet you can add to paint to help deter mold.  I hope it helped with your weird smells!

The marble top is a bargain find...marble is so expensive now, so glad the dresser came with it!
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« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2014 10:57:43 AM »

Thanks alwaysinmyroom!  Painting the insides of the drawers completely got rid of the smell, so that was a huge plus, and now I don't have to line them!
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