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Come see my Dumpster DIVE turned Dumpster DIVA rescued Dresser in all her glory

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My Father in law picked this up next to a dumpster and lovingly threw it in his truck for me. He KNEW I would love it. He was right. Even in the horrible shape it was in...I knew I could make it BEAUTIFUL again. Come on over check out my new technique I used for this dresser.

To see more: http://arttisbeauty.blogspot.com/2012/08/dumpster-dive-to-dumpster-diva-etched.html http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/before-after-rescuing-a-dumpster-dive-dresser-art-is-beauty-176049

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  • Becky H
    Becky H Tampa, FL
    on Aug 22, 2012

    I admire how you used 2 knobs to fill in the handle holes, allowing more of your design to show! As usual.........beautiful job!

  • Art is beauty
    Art is beauty Jenison, MI
    on Aug 22, 2012

    Oh thank you so much Becky! It was partly that and the fact that they are 5 inch handles and those run about 5 dollars a piece....a free dresser and then $20 and up for handles...I don't think so...LOL

  • KMS Woodworks
    KMS Woodworks Nederland, CO
    on Aug 22, 2012

    Wow...that is some awesome transformation. I have seen many pieces of furniture over 30 + years of woodworking etc. Sometimes these old beasts are only suffering from a simple cosmetic issue like peeling paint. Deep down inside they are sound and built well with dovetailed drawers etc...10 times more durable and long lasting than some Chinese Ikea import made of particle board and paper skins. Real wood with last for generations...and in your case look great doing so.

  • Art is beauty
    Art is beauty Jenison, MI
    on Aug 22, 2012

    Thanks Man! Its nice to save these babies from the dump. I just saved an antique desk and matching chair last week that I will be posting some time next week. It made me sad that some gorgeous piece of furniture was being thrown out. All I had to do was put "humpdy dumpdy" back together...and the dove tail joints made it so easy!

  • Donna R
    Donna R Lumberton, TX
    on Aug 22, 2012

    I like the idea of the two knobs also. I recently stenciled the front of a dresser and when I put the handles back on, it hid some of the stencil. I may change them to knobs after seeing these handles. I've noticed others have done that too. This is another beautiful piece of art by you!

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