The Craft In Me

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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…


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



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

    Visiting from Super Crafty Saturdays.

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

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

  4. I love harlequins! That is so cute!

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

  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.

  7. What a fabulous makeover! It looks stunning!

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

  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:)

  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!

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