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Thread: My "redecorated" pressing station

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    What a great idea and cute fabric you chose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laughingquilter View Post
    I had this small dresser that was a changing table back when my girls were babies (they're 22 and 17 now!) - I'd been using it for storage but now decided to convert it with a "big-board" type top into a pressing station. I covered the top with batting and fabric and decided that the drawer fronts needed sprucing up as well so bought coordinating fabric and am covering the drawers. Only the top three left to go.
    Very pretty.....Nice job....I am sure you are enjoying it...Thanks for sharing.

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    Awesome... great recycling project and very useful and memories to boot. Congratulations it's beautiful.

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    Looks great, looks like it was a fun project too.

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    Wow! You done good! Love it, love it. Who would mind pressing now?
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    Great idea!

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    Great Idea!
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    Love your fabrics and colors. Super job!!!!

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    Super neat, I have a dresser that needs sprucing - thanks for sharing.
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    Great job !! Love it !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SUZAG View Post
    I feel stupid asking because we are on to page 5 and I guess everyone else knows, but...on the drawers, is that glued, stapled, is there batting on the drawer fronts...etc...Thanks!
    I took a piece of muslin and "created" a pattern....there's a double layer of fairly puffy batting just on the very front of the drawer.....nothing is glued. I pulled the ends of the fabric around and used a staple gun to hold the fabric on. I just poked a hole where the screws for the knobs go and used fray check around the holes so the knobs help to hold things in place as well. The board itself actually sits on top of the dresser top so the dresser itself won't be affected by the heat and steam. I used a layer of flannel, a double layer of warm and natural type batting, and a layer of muslin underneath the decorative top and the board itself is just a piece of laminated shelving board. All in all, I'd be able to take the dresser almost back to it's original condition if I wanted to.

    By the way - I think I'm taking the boards advice and leaving the top drawers just the wood. I considered making yo-yo's out of the drawer fabrics and just putting behind the knobs to tie them in with the rest but will leave them mostly just wood.

    It's been a fun project and now pressing doesn't seem so bad!
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    Good idea ! Looks great

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    That is the most beautiful cupboard I have seen in a sewing room its awesome.
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    Beautiful! What a wonderful idea!


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    Did you just use regular cotton fabric on the top or something else? What a great job you did.

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    Wow! love love love this idea! You have done a great job!

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    Neat idea! Looks great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mimmis57 View Post
    Did you just use regular cotton fabric on the top or something else? What a great job you did.
    I used a cotton "duck" fabric - 30% off at my local fabric store
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