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How to Turn a Dresser Into a Pet Bed and Nightstand (page 3 of 3)

We gave one old dresser two new purposes: stylish storage and a sleeping space for pets.

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Cut and Attach Beadboard

Use a circular saw to cut a 4' x 8' sheet of beadboard to the proper height and width of interior. Use sandpaper or sanding block to remove rough spots of beadboard. Hold each strip of beadboard into place, then secure with a nail gun or screws.

Load Primer

Cover the floor surface of your workspace with a drop cloth. Shake and stir can of primer, then slowly pour it into the HVLP paint container.

Spray Primer

Coat all surfaces of the dresser with an even, controlled, sprayed coat of primer. Allow it to dry thoroughly.

Spray Finish Coat

Clean and rinse out the HVLP paint sprayer. Load it with your finish color, then spray two coats. Allow approximately 2 to 3 hours for first coat of paint to dry before applying second coat.

Attach New Hardware and Cushion

Use screwdriver or drill to attach new hardware. Place cushion or pillow.

Courtesy of Brian Patrick Flynn

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