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Display Name: S.Davenport
Member Since: 4/14/12

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I'd try and sell it, see if you can find another piece that you like more, which wouldn't require the effort of painting something that substantial.

19th Century Style Cabinet: Should We Paint It Green? Good Questions
7/23/14 05:39 PM

All the above commenters have the right idea. Remove the fabric if possible, take the drawers outside and leave them in the sun for as long as possible. Spreading a layer of baking soda will help with the drying/odor absorption as well. Good luck!

What Is the Best Way to Remove Odors from a Dresser? Good Questions
7/21/14 11:38 AM

I painted a chair with indoor latex and it's held up for 18 months or so. It isn't the most elegant piece I own, but for a $9 armchair it does alright. Same principle applies as painting walls...if the paint is dry, it isn't going to get on you.

Can You Paint a Fabric Chair? Yes. And You Should.
7/21/14 11:34 AM

100% yes. I paint the unit back white when I'm done with it, and that job is usually far better than the original. Most companies in my city come in after each few tenants and paint with sprayers. Every surface is coated in a uniform ivory. I spent a fun week taking overspray off my living room windows when I moved into my current unit. If I'm dealing with an individual landlord that specifically asks me not to, then I won't, but I've added value to every unit I've rented, so I don't see it as a problem. However, as the child of a landlord, I will say: if you aren't going to do a good job and put things back the way they were (or better than) when you moved in, you probably shouldn't be painting or altering the unit in any way.

Fess Up: Have You Ever Painted A Rental Without Permission?
7/15/14 04:20 PM

Really well done. Nice save of something that looked irredeemable.

Before & After: A Boring and Brown Dresser Turns Cool and Clever
7/12/14 10:35 AM

I wish I lived in places where these no-top-sheet people seem to roam. I live in the middle of Florida, where it's summer 9 months out of the year and usually it's too damn hot even for the top sheet, let alone a blanket (and god help us if you're trying to sleep with a duvet).

Don't Fall for It: 5 Things You Really DON'T Need At Home
7/11/14 12:24 PM

Beautiful. Such a wonderful job.

Before & After: An Army Green Vintage Broyhill Goes AWOL
7/10/14 04:13 PM

Wooden boats have a terrible tendency to rot out from under you without proper maintenance, which was the fate that befell my father when he lived on an ancient trawler. Of course, that was sitting in a marina.

Could You Live in Only 28 (Floating) Feet?
7/6/14 05:07 PM

Very nice save. Great to see people with vision rescuing (literally, in this case) things from the landfill.

Before & After: A Dumpster Lamp Gets a New Life
7/6/14 05:04 PM

Medications like ibuprofen are fine a little while past their expiration date. The danger comes from the more potent drugs, especially timed-release painkillers, which tend to degrade into their constituent parts with age. If it's not OTC, dispose of it after the expiration. But please, please, PLEASE do not flush it down the toilet. Then we'll all be taking them.

It's Probably Time for a Replacement: 8 Easy-To-Forget-About Household Items
7/1/14 04:43 PM

I was scrolling down saying to myself "Oh, that chair is ugly, and look how beat down the cushions are, there's no wa...ooooooooooh, damn." Great job, and what a fabric choice.

Before & After: A Facebook Find Goes Floral
6/30/14 04:29 PM

I find it irresponsible to suggest to people they leave their doors open when they sleep. Do you not have windows in the house? Does every door have a secure screen door attached? Locks may only stop honest thieves, but if the door is wide open, they won't stop even the opportunistic. I live in Florida, we have enough wildlife problems as it is without leaving the door open as an invitation. I don't care where you live, the entire suggestion is ridiculous. You can lock or not, but shut the damn door.

Would You Sleep With The Doors Open?
6/27/14 06:04 PM

I could also do without the strapping, I feel like it detracts from the rest of the piece, which is nice and simple. A good save overall.

Before & After: A New Bold Butcher Block Island
6/22/14 12:10 PM

Beautiful. And that grey and green cushion on the sofa is awesome, I wish I could buy one. Or do that kind of craft work myself. Thanks for sharing, really well done.

Robb and Jamie's Schoolhouse Flat House Tour
6/3/14 06:35 PM

This is really cute, a good idea and well executed.

Before & After: A Dresser Gets Dressed Up With D├ęcoupage
5/31/14 02:18 PM

The styling of the cushions as well as the fabric looks period-appropriate, though I couldn't swear to it. Cool find.

Is this Shield Chair Company Upholstery Original? Good Questions
5/29/14 08:02 AM

Very nice.

Before & After: A Mid-C Table Gets Mad Men Worthy
5/23/14 12:28 PM

That's my dream result every time I see battered furniture and ask myself "Is this REALLY worth it?" Gorgeous result. I hope you enjoy it for a lifetime.

Before & After: A Well-Loved Table Gets A Long Awaited Update
5/21/14 07:58 PM

I've been looking for a floor mirror like that for a long time. This is a nicely done space.

Micah's Stellar Studio House Tour
5/20/14 01:56 PM

Those brass brackets are a wonderful addition. Well done.

Before & After: A Cute Chest Gets a Major Dose of Class
5/20/14 11:37 AM