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Friday, May 25, 2012

Freebie Revamp: White Dresser

QuarDecor The Store is in business! I finally finished another freebie revamp. Last month I found this dresser on the side of the road (along with some other useful things).

So I took a page out of my favorite book and repainted it white, after stripping the paint, sanding it down and priming it, of course.

I just posted it on Craiglist for $35. It has a few imperfections, but it looks a lot better than it used to.

I learned a lot during this fix up, I made a few mistakes that I will try to avoid again. I am getting better at mapping out my steps in the furniture fix and paint process before I begin.

Next time I will try to use wood putty to fill in any nicks and chips in the old wood surface, and sand it down smooth before priming.

I also realize now that primer is VERY difficult to get off paint brushes. Every time I try to clean primer off a brush, it gets all over my hands (and in my hair), but never off the brush, so I have to throw it away :( From now on I am going to use disposable paint rollers to apply my primer coats. Lessons learned! I hope everyone has a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend. Feel free to follow me on Twitter to see what I'll be up to! @TheresaMcCabe

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  1. Visiting from Southern Hospitality; this is incredible! I never find good stuff on the side of the road (all I ever see is commodes). I love what you did with it!

  2. Nice find!! It looks much better.
    PS...if you are using an oil based primer, you have to clean it with mineral spirits. Shellac based primer is cleaned with denatured alcohol. Water based primer is, well, water clean-up! Clean immediately after using.
    Of course, the easiest way to go is to get the primer (Zinsser) in spray can. Wayyyyy easy and goes on better.
    Hope this helps! Beth

    1. oh awesome tip thank you. primer in a spray can sounds WAY easier... i will try it next time!

  3. What a great deal! And I love your dream, keep going and don't give up :) Now following!


    1. you have a lovely blog as well :) now following!!

  4. thank you! i loved your super cool floral print pants the other day!!

  5. Stumbled upon you and have been reading back through older posts! Relisting for $35 was wayyy cheap!! Don't sell yourself short! :)

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