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#1 toomanytoys84 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 04, 2014 - 04:01 PM

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Bought a dresser and night stand from the local second store today for coopers bedroom.

Date stamped on the back is 10-26-75. Solid wood. The diamond cut outs has a slot that you can put different colors panels in to make it an accent color. I am going to paint the panels green and put each letter of cooper in each cut out.

First layer of paint on now. Used a white flat with primer then going to put semi gloss white on it.

Invested so far 25 bucks.

Edited by toomanytoys84, May 04, 2014 - 04:02 PM.

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Posted May 04, 2014 - 04:09 PM

You won't find much solid wood in furniture these days unless you buy really expensive stuff or have it hand built. THe personalization should be a big hit! 


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Posted May 04, 2014 - 05:33 PM

That looks like a well made cabinet & a nice project. Another piece of craftsmanship rescued. 


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Posted May 04, 2014 - 05:44 PM

Thanks guys. I like rescuing old stuff plus putting a personal touch on the stuff for the kids.

I have a thread for the last one I did from an 80s dresser. I painted it white with blue and pink for the 4 year old

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Posted May 04, 2014 - 06:46 PM

Good job on that.   You could probably find an Amish guy to make something similar now and pay him 10 times as much IF he was in a good mood.  I think you did great.

 

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Posted May 04, 2014 - 06:57 PM

My wife threw me a curve ball. She came home with a changing table mat and wants it incorporated into the top. I have to go back to work Monday morning so it'll be a next weekend project.

Seems like lately I am having to push everything to next weekend then there is more to do the next weekend.

Getting the house ready for a new baby is time consuming! Plus fixing other stuff.

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Posted May 04, 2014 - 07:30 PM


Seems like lately I am having to push everything to next weekend then there is more to do the next weekend.

 

It only gets worse. Next thing you know, your retired and you wonder where the time went.


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Posted May 10, 2014 - 06:14 PM

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Done with a changing table pad on top. The cushion isn't on because the paint is drying.

Turned out pretty good. Night Stand is next but I'm in no hurry. He won't need a night stand till he is out of the crib.

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Posted May 10, 2014 - 06:20 PM

Very nice there toomanytoys84 . 


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Posted May 10, 2014 - 06:42 PM

Well, that turned out very nicely and you should get many years use out of it. We have done the same thing on lot of furniture.


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Posted May 10, 2014 - 07:03 PM

Thanks guys. I am very cheap and like reusing rather than just buying new press board garbage.

I think the world would be a lot better off if we reused instead of throwing away.
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Posted May 10, 2014 - 08:34 PM

That turned out good. Back when we got married, we bought several pieces of solid wood furniture. I just about dropped over from sticker shock.


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Posted May 10, 2014 - 08:54 PM

Thanks guys. I am very cheap and like reusing rather than just buying new press board garbage.

I think the world would be a lot better off if we reused instead of throwing away.

Great job reusing this dresser and adapting it for your purpose! I agree 100% with you!

 

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