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A Simple "why Didn't I Think Of That?!" Update

posted in DIY & Crafts
07/14/2014
  • First we removed the top…we knew we wanted to keep
that part since the edges were finished.
    First we removed the top…we knew we wanted to keep
    that part since the edges were finished.
  • We used a hand saw to cut off the vertical sides all the way down to the bottom.
Rather easy, and it doesn’t have to be pretty…just even.
    We used a hand saw to cut off the vertical sides all the way down to the bottom.
    Rather easy, and it doesn’t have to be pretty…just even.

  • See why pretty doesn’t matter?
We’re attaching the top piece the bottom section and it will cover any saw marks.
Unless you got really carried away and went all Texas Chainsaw on it or something.
Then I can’t help you.
    See why pretty doesn’t matter?
    We’re attaching the top piece the bottom section and it will cover any saw marks.
    Unless you got really carried away and went all Texas Chainsaw on it or something.
    Then I can’t help you.
  • We removed the doors, filled the screw holes with DAP spackle and sanded.
    We measured to make sure we had the top centered on the bottom piece,
    then we used Gorilla wood glue in generous amounts, added a few clamps,and set some heavy things on the top while it dried for a couple days.
    Obviously not these things…they’re not very heavy.

  • Once it was ready…I used some home mixed chalk paint…
    because, really…I didn’t want to primer.It is laminate, so if you don’t use a chalk type paint, you will need to primer.
    Two coats later…and it looks like it was always one
    short piece of furniture and never anything else.
    This was Martha Stewart’s Tidewater…mixed at Home Depot with Glidden paint.
    It’s a little more green than aqua, but I made it work in the room.

  • Minwax clear furniture wax all over, a little Annie Sloan dark wax for drama…
and you have an amazing transformation!
    Minwax clear furniture wax all over, a little Annie Sloan dark wax for drama…
    and you have an amazing transformation!

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