Before & After Campaign Dresser And A Trick To Help You Drill

jestcafe.com-howtodrill112I had to drill 128 wholes to finish this dresser in the photo above. 128 wholes that needed to be perfectly straight. Not an easy task.

Here is how the dresser looked like before:
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I wanted to go for a campaign dresser look. I added flat corners and pulls. Sprayed them gold and attached them to the dresser.

jestcafe.com--ORC-wk5--4When I started drilling, I failed miserably. I couldn’t do a straight hole! If you don’t master a straight hole, the brackets end up crooked, so I needed to figure this out. Interesting how DIY bloggers mention drilling like it is the easiest thing to do when it is NOT. But it is not the hardest neither, once you learned this one trick that George mentioned:

ALIGN YOUR DRILL 90 DEGREES FROM THE SURFACE IN ALL PLACES

To do this,

  1. First, look at the drill from above and make sure it is not tilted to the right or left. It needs to look like this:

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2. Now, look from the side and make sure the same is true. Your drill needs to be perfectly straight. Not tilted to the bottom or up, so, don’t do this:jestcafe.com-howtodrill6Do this:
jestcafe.com-how-to-drill9 3. After making sure Step 1 and Step 2 are in place, apply force when drilling and you are done.

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So there, now you know all the secrets to have a wonderful DIY life.

 

Also, a post on how to paint your walls, three beautiful flower arrangements, and a lavender wreath DIY.

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