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Old 09-26-2014, 10:02 AM   #1
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I found this old dresser in my parents attic. I grabbed it because I needed one for my daughter. I figured I could paint it a prettier color and no problem. Once I got it home I found all the drawers were falling apart. One needed to be replaced because the only thing salvagable was the front. And the support boards inside the dresser were loose and not aligned right causing the drawers not to close evenly. I am always up for a challenge so I started sanding and found the prettiest wood under all that ugly brown paint. When I found out it used to be my grandmothers my daughters wish of painting it went out the garage door. .
Long story shortish. Here are before and after pictures.

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Old 09-26-2014, 11:20 AM   #2
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Very nice. I always prefer natural wood to paint.

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Nice job! It looks like new again. I bet your daughter is excited to be using her great grandma's dresser.
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Excellent job on the dresser.
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Yes: Natural wood is always nicer than any danged paint.

Interesting accents on those knobs.

Be proud of your reusing an old piece.

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Looks great! I like the different color knobs more than painting the whole thing.

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