Introduction: How to Man Up Your Cheap Girly Dresser!
In this Instructable I show you how to camouflage and add rope handles to your cheap girly dresser.
You will learn how to spray paint objects, camouflage objects, and tie basic knots.
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Step 1: Supplies
You will need:
-Some thick rope(best if black and polyester).
-Five cans of spray paint, types listed in picture (I get mine at my local HobbyTown USA but you can probably get it online or somewhere).
-Drill and a drill bit thats a little thicker than your rope.
-Whatever type of tool you use to get your old dresser handles off in my case a phillips drill bit.
-Sand paper (power sander optional)
Step 2: Remove the Drawers.
Take the drawers out of your dresser.
Step 3: Sand Everything.
I recommend your dresser be outside from here on out:
Sand your entire dresser and the drawers (not the particle board sand the part you see), this allows the paint to stick to the wood (and if you have a power sander it's kind of fun). No pictures of the drawers being sanded but still do it and make sure to sand every little area except the particle board.
After sanding dust off all the sawdust.
Step 4: Camouflage #1
First spray black the parts of the dresser where the drawers meet the dresser.
Take out your light earth and get to work, do not spray in any particular pattern, what we want is blobs, thick lines and cool splotches. Do the top, the sides, and the front (still with no drawers). Leave a lot of spaces in between the paint (you'll thank me later). See the pictures.
Step 5: Camouflage #2
Take out your dark green paint and start filling in the areas left un-painted in the first step. Follow the pictures.
Step 6: Drawers
The drawers have been sanded. Now its time to take those old girly handles out of your drawers do this with what will most likely be a drill or screwdriver with the appropriate head on it. Follow pictures.
Next whip out that drill bit thats slightly bigger than your rope. I just drilled through the two pre-set holes for the big drawers, and with the small drawers I drilled through the pre-set holes on both sides then drilled a whole about 3 inches away from the pre-sets on both sides to make two hole on either side. Follow pictures.
Step 7: Put the Drawers Back In.
Step 8: Camouflage Drawers.
Repeat the previous steps of camouflaging on the drawers.
Step 9: Camouflaging Finish.
Now to add the black, when I add black to my camouflage I usually paint where the first to colors meet each other sort of on the lining the border if you will. You do not want to completely outline all borders just do it in random spots and areas follow the pictures. You will be doing this to the top, sides, and front with drawers in.
Step 10: Adding the Rope Handles.
Now that your drawers are camolicious its time to make some rope handles.
I first melted the end of my rope with a lighter and squeezed together the end to make it hold (do this only if your rope is polyester), you will do this wherever you have cut.
So after burning the end tie a one loop knot in the end and cut about 12 inches of rope down from the knot. Burn the cut end. Repeat for as many handles as you need.
To put the handles in simply slid the side of the rope thats untied from inside to outside of hole (so the knots on the inside), then slide the rope into the hole next to it and tie it off inside the drawer. Repeat for all handles.
Step 11: Your Done!
Let dry for a good hour then put that new manly dresser back in your room and watch your friends stare in awe. Now go forth and use your new found camouflaging knowledge on all that is feminine and easily viewable(and not other person's property)!
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