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« on: July 19, 2005 03:39:00 PM »

I found this dresser unused and unwanted in our apartment building's storage. It was a boring wood dresser- I painted it and used a stencil (cut out of a file folder, nothing fancy) for the birds. It got a little scratched on the top (its over a year old) so I'm thinking of doing another coat of paint. All in all, it didn't take me too long and it looks MUCH better than before!

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« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2005 06:47:43 AM »

Great way to revamp an old dresser.  I have an old dresser that needs spucing up.  I'm afraid to paint it.  I painted my entertainment center and what a hassle it was.  Was this hard to do?
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« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2005 06:52:22 AM »

Adorable. Dressers are the best canvas.
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« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2005 07:53:22 AM »

Great way to revamp an old dresser.  I have an old dresser that needs spucing up.  I'm afraid to paint it.  I painted my entertainment center and what a hassle it was.  Was this hard to do?

Thanks for the compliments guys! Because this was an older dresser, it had a wood that wasn't laminated (like Ikea dressers tend to be), so I didn't have to sandpaper it. That cut down on a lot of time. Otherwise, it was fairly easy to paint. I took off the knobs first (really easy, you just need a little screwdriver), and slapped on the paint with one of those black sponge brushes. I used about a tube of acrylic paint.

I wanted to paint my entertainment center, but that weird glossy finish seems like it would be really hard to paint over...how did you do that LucyLu?
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« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2005 09:00:08 AM »

My entertainment center was definately laminate.  Which means I had to sand it, prime it (2 coats), and then paint it.  The paint still was chipping off.  I mean like there were huge marks scraped off where I slid in the TV and other media equipment.  I could take my fingernail and peel strips of paint off. I knew it wouldn't last.  So then I painted it some more and added a clear polyerthyne (sp?).  I put like 3 coats of that stuff on.  There are some drip marks still because its soo gooey.  The paint does not chip off anymore.  I guess the part that sucked was the time involved.  I had to let all of the coats dry before doing another one, so it took like a week to finish it. 

The dresser I want to do is wood, so I think it will be a lot easier.  That laminate stuff just doesn't want to hold the paint. 
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