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« Reply #20 on: April 06, 2006 08:38:03 PM »

Wow!! I never wouldve thought of those colors, but they look great

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« Reply #21 on: April 06, 2006 09:35:15 PM »

An absolutely PHENOMENAL makeover Shocked !  I can't believe you re-used the handles--usually those get replaced in a makeover...but somehow you made them work with the piece!
I looooove it! I can see an incredible amound of work went into it!
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« Reply #22 on: April 06, 2006 10:01:02 PM »

Oooo, very impressive.
« Reply #23 on: April 07, 2006 05:39:05 AM »

By far one of the most beautiful, stylish revamps I've ever seen.  Can I borrow this idea on my cheapo target furniture?

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« Reply #24 on: April 07, 2006 07:27:15 AM »

I love that!  I never would have thought of the nailheads - I think of those as more of a soft furniture decoration.

Who gets the dresser now - you or your brother?
« Reply #25 on: April 07, 2006 08:50:43 AM »

Stunning! I love the tacks as embellishment

« Reply #26 on: April 07, 2006 11:16:07 AM »

Eek, I got scared at first and thought you just took a dresser and put stickers on it... whew... that was just "before"...

Good heavens, though. That's wonderful.
« Reply #27 on: April 07, 2006 01:53:30 PM »

Thanks to all of you, you've been so sweet. Now to answer some of your questions...

LivinEasy - I never want to work with MDF ever again. I most likely will have to, but it's not a pleasant thing. The stuff is weak and while I hammered in the nails it would split in some of the more fragile areas. I had to dig the nail out and drill holes instead.

Mintbamboo - Yes, your computer does not deceive you. There are two shades of green there, the bottom drawer is lighter than the rest. I don't know how many studs there were, because I used a nail strip. Most of the nail heads are just that, heads with no nail. Only every fourth or fifth is actually a real nail I hammered in. I used about 40 yards of the stuff.

Kraphtee87 - Good luck on your moving out, I wish you well. Yeah, sometimes Goodwill will have some great stuff, just grab the cheapest furniture they've got, even something that looks like complete crap can be made to look better.

Stifflersmom - Yep, that's exactly where I got mine, good ol' Walmart.

Firehead4 - Thank you so much, I've been following your crafting for a while and I love it all! I really tried to spend as little as possible on this redo. And it was just luck that the handles were a similar brass color, and a style that I could live with.

Craft-matic - If you wish to use this idea, by all means you have my blessing.

BlueKarma - I would not ever give this to my bro, he would destroy it in no time. But as soon as my mom saw it, she begged me to give it to her. I guess I have to, since she made me and everything, damn parents always holding that over your head.

Sammiedora - Thank god you scrolled down, the first pic is pretty aweful, hehe.

Thank you again everyone, you've made my day, and inspired me to continue making stuff.


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« Reply #28 on: April 07, 2006 01:57:53 PM »

a side note about MDF...it's really bad if you inhale the stuff so always wear a mask when sanding it down!!! i never wore a mask before but the guy at the woodworking store really scrared me when he told me about how bad MDF is if you inhale it! Undecided

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« Reply #29 on: April 07, 2006 02:10:04 PM »

Oooh, thanks for that tip, I had no idea. I definately need to get one of those professional masks, maybe something like this http://www.dharmatrading.com/html/eng/3353-AA.shtml?lnav=techniques_batik.html

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