Hello friends! How are you? I have a new furniture makeover to share with you today. This is a dresser that’s been in my stash for at least a year. It was in great shape with just some minor scratches, and I really loved the shape of the legs.
I thought it would be the perfect piece for this month’s Themed Furniture Makeover. If you’re not familiar with our TFM’s, each month we get together with a group of talented furniture painters and we all makeover a piece based on a common theme. This month’s theme is “glitz & glamour”, and as always the theme is open to interpretation by each painter.
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In the before photo above, you can see a bit of a mirror propped against the side of the dresser. I decided to separate the pieces because I think I’d like to hang the mirror in my house. Maybe as a bathroom vanity mirror,, I haven’t decided yet.
Anyway, back to the dresser. I’m not much of a “glitz” girl, but to work off the glamour theme I tried to go for a bit of a vintage, feminine look.
I painted the dresser using Annie Sloan’s “Paris Grey” chalk paint, and the drawers got a couple coats of Annie Sloan’s “Old White” chalk paint. The top drawers are decoupaged with this paper from JoAnn’s. I also used the same paper on this sewing cabinet makeover, and I really like it because it’s thick so it doesn’t tear easily, it comes in a big roll, and it’s inexpensive. I paid $3 for it and have gotten several projects out of one roll.
For those who have never decoupaged furniture, I’ll give you the quick rundown of how I did it. If this is something you’d like to see a full tutorial on in the future let me know in the comments.
To decoupage the drawers, I applied a coat of Mod Podge to the drawer front. It needs to be a thin-to-medium coat. Not too thin and not too thick. This is the Mod Podge I use, and I use a foam brush like this to apply it. Cut the paper slightly larger than the drawer front, then lay it onto the drawer front and smooth it out, taking care to get as many air bubbles and wrinkles out as possible. Once it’s dry, I use a sanding block to sand the edges where I want to remove the excess paper. There are some photos on the sanding process in this post.
I sealed the entire piece with General Finishes High-Performance Top Coat. The new knobs are from Hobby Lobby, and they don’t look nearly as brown in person as they appear in the photos.
Ready to see the rest of the “glitz and glamour” makeovers? Check out them out below, and if you’d like to see the full tutorials just click the photos.
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