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All Things Mini
This mini nightstand is simply made of some empty matchboxes, paint, and other household materials. And it's drawers will actually open!

Materials:
Scissors
Glue
Empty Matchboxes
Paint
Small sized and medium sized beads
Optional: Tape and Colored Paper

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Instructions:

Step 1: Glue together 3 empty matchboxes. 
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Step 1.5:  If you want, add tape around the 3 matchboxes to keep them close together. Then put it on top of a heat vent to dry quickly.
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Step 2: Pull out the drawers and put the first coat of paint onto the matchboxes. I picked a mix of caramel brown and graphite. Make sure to paint the sides and front of the drawers. If you have it, you can use a ink pad instead.
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Step 3: After it dries, paint another coat. Do this until the matchboxes' color underneath is not visible.
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Almost done!

Step 4: Now, add a small dot of glue to the front of a drawer.
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Step 5: Drop the small bead onto the glue. This will become the knob. Do for all drawers.
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Step 6: Turn your nightstand/dresser over and add 4 drops of glue to the 4 corners. Try to make it as spaced equally as possible. 
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Step 7: Add your medium sized beads. These will become the feet.
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Step 8: Improvise! Maybe you want to add a clear coat to protect the paint and give it some shine. Or maybe you want a patterned dresser, not a solid color. It's all up to you!


Enjoy!
Please leave your tips, comments, and questions in the comment box below. Thank you!
 


Comments

Daniella
02/06/2014 5:49pm

Hi Erin,
Thanks for showing me your website, I really enjoyed it. You are so creative!
- Daniella :)

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Erin
02/06/2014 7:45pm

Thanks Daniella! Glad you enjoyed the website and hope you'll be back!

~Erin

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CoolAid
10/20/2014 2:54pm

You are so creative, Erin. Great job!

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Erin
10/27/2014 6:29pm

Thank you CoolAid! Very creative name! Glad you liked my website!

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