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Category Other
Style Eco-Friendly, Retro / Vintage, Funky
Missy Bojangles on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? An old 4 drawer Dresser someone had put on the curb A mixture of paints from the Hazardous Waste Depot. Aka - the Dump for chemicals. They save anything re usable and let anyone who needs it, take it ... free of charge to avoid landfilling it. A big piece of heavy chain to beat the poop out of it after I sanded it and before I started painting it. It giives it a lot of dings and knicks to add more to the aged appearance. A few pieces of left over trim and plywood from renovations to make the shelf and add some more design factor. A home made polish - Olive oil and lemon juice. And I used rags instead of paint brushes ... rubbed on watered down paints instead of brushing on solid paints. a LOT of sandpaper. Sand, Paint, sand, paint, sand, pain, sand and paint again!

Missy Bojangles on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? That I got it to look the way I wanted and the original owners want it back lol.

Missy Bojangles on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Have patience and understand that the more you mess up - the better it looks when you are trying to get the old rustic feel!

Missy Bojangles on craftsy.com

These are always the best....the one's you can put your touch on and still have the sentiment of all who once owned it. Looks great!

10/18/2011 Flag

I like it! Leaving one drawer was a nice touch. Great work!

10/18/2011 Flag

Thank you! It was hard to sell it - I loved it as well!

10/18/2011 Flag

...okay so I'm not the only landfill escape "artist". You did a great job bringing it to life.

11/05/2011 Flag

i love it when people recycle and you end up with an original piece, nice.

12/26/2011 Flag