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Friday, October 26, 2012

Red velvet, dust and laminate, oh my!

When the counselor brought home this dresser for $60, I was a bit skeptical.  
Only the middle drawers came out (thanks to the handy work of someone who permanently drilled them in place), and the wood is that lovely 70’s laminate.  I had my work cut out for me, starting with hosing it down.
I let it dry in the sun, then start on some sanding to smooth things out.  Next, it was time to remove the red velvet in the three middle drawers.  
The fabric was easy enough to remove, 
but what should I replace it with?  
I wanted to stay neutral, but still artistic.  My neighbor the caterer has had a lot of success using vintage sheet music as lining in old furniture pieces. 
It’s an easy way to decorate with modge podge.
I also painted the fixtures silver.  Here’s the finished product. 
What do you think?
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  1. Love it! Nice work! ~Michelle~

  2. its stunning!! you guys amaze me with the redos and I am so jealous of your talents :)

  3. Amazing job! I love it!

  4. Oh my God! This is the nicest redo that I have ever seen. My question is how did you do it? Did you sand it all down? Did you spray paint or brush paint it and what did you seal it with?
    Please answer these questions for me you can send me an email. We move in two weeks and I want to redo my bedroom furniture and dinning room furniture. You can email me at: