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« on: February 06, 2004 04:06:10 PM »

My parents savagely re-decorated and i got stuck with the four-drawer all-wood beast that is by dad's childhood dresser. I am covering the drawers with fabric, because i saw the idea on getcrafty.com and totally fell in love with it. The question: what to do with the rest of it? I want the top easily-cleanable, and The sides hould match the top, right? I have a blue-and-white striped room, and my desk is white so it would be cool if it matched, i think. Any ideas what to do?
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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2004 08:39:55 PM »

i think you could paint the dressser a really nice blue, and then instead of throwing on white stripes, make swirls, or circles or some cool, funky pattern and then finish it. and get some cool funky knobs too.
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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2004 07:17:47 AM »

I really like flyhunnies idea ... you can use a big chunky stamp  or a potatoe stmp even. If you are worried about the top you can get plexi pretty cheap. You could even do the top to maceh teh drawer fronts.
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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2004 11:02:29 AM »

Well, it depends if you want to spend any $$$ ...

I think painting the top - maybe doing a combing with a white and blue combination might be good (coordinating w/your walls, etc.) - you could even do something decorative w/some pieces of the fabric on the top. I think glass would be the nicest/easiest to keep clean, or plexiglass would work as well - or paint the top a solid color, and put pictures, etc. under the glass - this way you could always change it. Also, you could make a runner out of the fabric that you are covering the draw fronts with, and have it hang over the sides 6-10".

I had a bad, bad old desk that was wood, but the top was formica - I covered it in contact paper, and it was my craft desk for a long time. There are lots of nice contact paper choices out there now.

I like the stamping idea too - worse case scenario, if you do it and don't like it - you paint over it!

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« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2004 03:13:54 PM »

Awesome ideas...i really like the pic thing b/c i have been taking a lot of pictures lately (I live in Muskoka, it's so beautiful in the winter!) maybe I'll do that...but i like the runner thing ans well..humm
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