The Craft In Me

A blog devoted to all my crafty endeavors.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Furniture Makeover

From this...


To this!


This was a dresser bought from one of those used furniture shops and I currently house it for my craft supplies.


So it really wasn’t too bad to start off with, it probably had seen some good days maybe 10 years ago - but I’ve got my hands on it now…



Steps:


I quickly unscrewed and removed those old plain drawer pulls.


Then sanded with sandpaper which was not the most fun. If I could have gotten away without it, believe me, I would have. But the old paint was glossy and the wood needed some smoothing out.


After wiping off the sanded areas, I spray painted with primer. Primer is another step I usually don’t mess with, but there were a lot of dents and dings so I needed to get the paint even as possible.

Spraying on a couple even coats of black satin Valspar spray paint I then impatiently let that dry.


Now, the fun part!




I halved a piece of scrapbook paper to be centered on the front of the drawers.





Using Mod Podge I coated the front and back of the scrapbook paper. (This diamond checkered paper I got on sale at Hobby Lobby for only .17 cents!)


I Mod Podged on a plain black ribbon to give the edge of paper a finished look.




Then simply screwed on new drawer pulls and voila!



This project kind of reminded me of a transformation from pajamas to a nice new suit! :)




Linking to...

Furniture Feature Fridays





Keeping It Simple

DIY Day @ ASPTL


12 comments:

  1. The modge-podge really works on this! Great overhaul.

    Visiting from Super Crafty Saturdays.

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  2. I love this!! I never though of putting paper on a dresser, thanks for the idea!

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  3. That turned out amazing! Thanks for linking up this week!!

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  4. I love harlequins! That is so cute!

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  5. What a big change for that dresser... looks great.

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  6. Love it. I have just finished a piece with a harlequin top to it. I hadn't thought to modge podge. I have that paper too. Don't you love Hobby Lobby? I stenciled my piece with a stencil that I purchased there. I will be doing more reading here to see if you have any other painted furniture. Thanks for posting.
    Pamela
    http://becolorful.typepad.com

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  7. What a fabulous makeover! It looks stunning!

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  8. Great job, I love the harlequin pattern! You've got some great projects, love your blog!

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  9. Really great. Just discovered your blog from Making The World Cuter and am following you now. I'm hosting Craftastic Mondays on my blog & would love for you to link up some of your cute stuff:)

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  10. Don't you love the way paper and paint can totally change a piece? I love the black and white pattern on this. Very dressy!
    Rose

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Thank you so much for your comments! :)