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Quick DIY post

Posted by ON in Dear Diary, DIY

Having a new house and no furniture (see: traveling the world for all of 2010) has left me needing … well, to fill a house with furniture.

I’ve instituted a “no particleboard” policy and have been trying to customize (or straight-out make) as much as I can. (Watch this space for an update about my upcoming dining room table.)

Dressers made of real wood are surprisingly hard to find, but craigslist came through with this old beaten up antique. ($20, yo!)

Beaten Ass Dresser

Oops, I forgot to take a picture before I went at it with a sander.

Originally I was going to go the traditional staining and varnishing route, but the wood top was so distressed that I decided to go with a solid black and satin varnish. Elina painted the new pulls blue and I think the whole thing comes together rather dramatically.


Ignore the imperfections, they're ... character!

I didn’t realize the top three drawers were a different color than the bottom two, but I kinda like the effect.

This was definitely a project of the “quick and dirty” variety, but I love it anyway. ($35 altogether, yo!)

And now my clothes live somewhere besides the floor!

Messin’ around with color

I found It’s pretty clever. They take 80 random pictures from flikr (from the tag you supply) and create an amalgam from them. Yesterday I got a little obsessed with making color treatments out of word choices. A disappointing number of them come out a sort of gross zombie skin color, but here’s my favorite sixteen fitted together:

Click on the image above for the full size version. It might make a nice desktop background, that’s what I’m doing with it. 🙂

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