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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

1 Dollar Chest of Drawers, Damask (Naturally)

I don’t usually have very good luck on Dollar Thursday at Goodwill.  I’ll pick up a little somethin’ here, a little somethin’ there, but never anything extraordinary.  But last week, my thrifty little friends, the discount-shopping gods smiled upon me and I picked up a two-drawer chest (NEVER had a dollar day furniture find!) AND an awesome lamp for 2 singles!  So I did a little dance of penny-pinchin’ joy, loaded them up, and took them home to work on.  I’m still working on the lamp, but I finished the little chest of drawers this morning.

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It is a solidly built little sucker, and HEAVY.  The stamp on the inside says that it was from a Marriot.  It had some holes drilled in the top, presumably from the TV swivel thingy.  I filled the holes, but decided that a painted finish on the top surface would still show where the holes were.

Mod Podge to the rescue!  I got a roll of damask wrapping paper from Hob Lob for $4.99, and used but a smidgen of the 50 square feet for this project.  Lots left to craft another day!

I painted the body a satin black, and hit those wonderfully ornate pulls with some semi-gloss white.  Just perfect to tie into the damask!  Isn’t she purdy?!?!  Not too bad for a buck!

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Can’t wait to show you my funky lamp!

‘Till next time,

 

Linking to these great blogs:

My Backyard Eden, Miss Mustard Seed, The Shabby Nest

23 comments:

  1. wow, i love what you did with it! it would look awesome as a nightstand with a bright turquoise or yellow lamp on it- so cute!

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  2. That is SOOO pretty. I never find paper like that. I don't think our craft stores are as good as your craft stores in the US. Love the handles, very original.

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  3. Gorgeous! Fabulous find for sure! And she cleaned up so nicely! =) good job!

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  4. this is amazing! you have an talent and it matches your blog!

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  5. Gorgeous! What a find. Can't wait to see what you do with that lamp!

    Alison

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  6. I love that. So unique. I want one.
    Brooke

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  7. Dollar Day at the Goodwill..so jealous. I contend we have the most overpriced goodwill.

    FABULOUS redo...fresh and modern and chic. I popped over from Lucky Star Lane...that dresser rocked too! I am a new follower too.

    Holly
    504 Main

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  8. So you just painted over the finish? We have bedroom furniture similar to this and I would LOVE to do this to it. It's definitely an 80's finish (cherry) and I'm ready to change it up... had it since I was 7-ish. I'd like to know if you just painted right over it. Thanks!

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  9. Ashley (or Ben?) - I almost always prime the piece first, especially if it's a shiny finish. If its a really shiny finish, you might even do well to give it a little sanding before you prime. In this case, and if you're painting black, make sure to use a gray primer. Hope that helps! :)

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  10. wow, nice job!!! truly creative on the top :) can't wait to see the lamp!

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  11. Love it! And I want it! It's just darling and the price is amazing too! I love mod podge and damask! Thanks for showing it off!

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  12. The damask with that hardware looks so good together!

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  13. Wow so gorgeous!!! I love that you added the damask print to the top!

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  14. Oh my goodness! That thing was $1.00?!? That's just wrong...but oh so right. :) Well done.

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  15. Really love it! I love the white hardware...don't think I would have thought to do that!

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  16. This is way too cute after your redo. Lovvvve the white pulls so much better. Thanks for the inspiration!
    Hugs N Herbal Blessings, Mandy

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  17. What a great idea and it turned out so beautifully! I'll remember this one!

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  18. This looks great! I love the damask and I justed used wrapping paper recently myself {on a smaller project}. I think it's great instead of scrap book paper for those larger areas, like this chest.

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  19. Anne Marie, Thanks so much! That's what I needed to know! :-)
    ~ashley

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  20. This is beautiful! I'm a newbie and I'm wondering how you get the damask wrapping paper to stay, is there something over/under it? Thanks.

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