Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Before & After : Dresser

This weekend was the first that I was home for I don't know how long so I thought that it would be the perfect time to do a little DIY project that I have had on the back-burner for a little while.  My hubby and I love all the treasures that you can find in this magical city, and out new building has the most amazing market-place that I have ever seen.  We are firm believers in "one persons garbage is another's treasure" and so when we came across this simple IKEA dresser we knew that it had lots of potential.  I have always liked the idea of adding a little wallpaper or wrapping paper to a project, and thought that this would be the perfect time to try.  

Although a little time consuming - literally waiting for paint to dry - all in all it was a very simple and rewarding project. I needed three main things:
1. Paint : Pratt & Lambert, colour 30-18 Witching Hour
2. Wrapping Paper : I decided to go for something whimsical with a little pattern
3. Hardware : Horton Brass 3 3/4" bin pull in Dark Antique

After gently roughing up the finish of the wood with sandpaper, I applied two coats of paint, cut pieces of wallpaper to fit and pasted it on with Mod Podge and then fit the pulls.  I think that the dresser looks like it has a new lease on life and we have a little pop of interest in our bedroom.  This really was a fun and easy project and in total cost me about $40 - not bad for a complete make-over!


  1. Really .. I prefer the original piece ....NOT. You did a wonderful thing to the dresser!

    1. Thanks so much! I like to think that I gave it a new life...and a more stylish one at that :)

  2. Buddy, this looks amazing! What a gorgeous idea x


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