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As it turns out, with the right materials and some creativity, you can transform just about anything into a functional and stylish piece of furniture — even old tires!       This project comes from Brazilian decor site Minha Casa. All you need to create your own outdoor, natural-rope ottoman is the following: tire 6mm MDF screws drill or screwdriver hot glue gun and glue sisal rope sealer and paint brush Once youve gathered your supplies, check out the full tutorial on Minha Casa! The instructions are in Portuguese (its a Brazilian website, afterall), but the photos are pretty self-explanatory….

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In the last few days, I have received several emails and comments asking for a “how to” on how I paint my furniture. Honestly, every piece is different but typically we do the same few steps. I will use my dresser redo to explain things since that is where the majority of the questions came from! You gals are so sweet with all of the compliments! For this piece, it was a dark wood with a glossy lacquer of some sort over top. I started by lightly sanding the dresser to remove some of that shiny junk off… I know, I sound so professional 😉 Then, I wiped off the dust from sanding. This roughened up the wood a bit and since I was using spray paint, I wanted it to stick really well. I also recommend using Gloss Off. You can get it from Home Depot and it helps the paint adhere better. Next, I removed all the hardware and put it in a sandwich baggie so I didn’t lose anything. Losing screws and hardware = not cool.  Not like I’ve lost any in the middle of a project or anything 😉 Next, I took all of the drawers …

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