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Artistic Furniture Makeover

  • By Riverside ReStore
  • 01 Jan, 2017

Combine a dresser with a canvas painting to create a one of a kind piece with a hand painted look!

Artistic Furniture Makeover

How many of you would love to have a hand painted furniture piece but just don’t have the time (or maybe even the talent) to get it done? Riverside ReStore customer, Beth, combined a 3 drawer dresser and a gorgeous piece of art to create a beautiful piece with a hand painted feel.

Though this looks like it would be a long project to complete, it takes relatively little time. We ran into Beth buying the table and artwork at the ReStore just a few hours before she sent us the finished project!

                 What you will need:

  •  Furniture Piece
  • Canvas, Velvet, or Sturdy Paper Artwork (Beth used artwork on a velvet canvas. When choosing artwork size, keep in mind the area of the surface you wish to cover.)
  • Scrap Card Stock Paper
  • Mod Podge
  • Foam Brush
  • Razor
  • Scissors
  • Credit Card or Id (for smoothing out edges)
  • Pencil
  • All Purpose Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Screwdriver (For removing hardware)

1. Removed the drawers from the base and removed all hardware from desired canvas space.

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2. Trace the front of the drawers onto the scrap paper to create a stencil.  Using the stencil, draw a cut line on the back of the canvas then cut the lines to create the face for the drawer. This process is repeated for each drawer.

3. Using a generous amount of Mod Podge and the Sponge Brush, adhere the canvas pieces to the drawer tops. The entire surface of the desired space should be covered with Mod Podge before attaching the canvas.
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4. Use a credit card to smooth out wrinkles and a razor to clean up the edges.

5.Paint the remaining, uncovered surface. Wait to dry and reattach hardware.
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  Thank you Beth for sharing your work! This project is guaranteed to impress and always looks gorgeous!

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About our DIYer:

Local entrepreneur, Beth Eckstrom, creator of Custom Furnishings, has taken what began as a project of necessity and turned it into a thriving business breathing new life into old furnishings. As a mother of two young children she began looking for a way to make the money that would allow her to stay at home with them. Beth has a knack for seeing beyond the worn and dated to create a look that is completely unique, decorative, one-of-a-kind and functional.

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Customer service, cashiering, stocking, merchandising , inventory handling, large furniture moving a BIG PLUS.

Cashier/Merchandiser/Warehouse Position:

Strength requirement:
Medium – exerts up to 50lbs of force occasionally and /or up to 20lbs of force frequently, and/or up to 10lbs of force constantly to move objects. (Regularly) 
Heavy – exerts up to 100lbs of force occasionally, and /or up to 50lbs of force frequently, and/or up to 20lbs of force constantly to move objects. (Often) 

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Strength requirement:
Heavy – exerts up to 100lbs of force occasionally, and /or up to 50lbs of force frequently, and/or up to 20lbs of force constantly to move objects.(Regularly)
Very Heavy – exerts in excess of 100lbs of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50lbs of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20lbs of force constantly to move objects. (Often) 

Availability - must be available for up to 28 hours per week between the hours of 8:30 and 6:15. Shifts of 4 to 7 hour days.

Application process open until position is filled
Applications available in store or via email request
Request/Return Application to: Cindy Tyrolt with the subject line New Hire

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