So when I spotted this lovely (shhh…my dad is a wealthy source of old neglected furniture) I instantly grabbed it and took it up to their room. You might even remember it when I shared the mirror makeover with you. Today I’m going to show you how I restored a campaign dresser. Just like Cinderella for her ball.
Well, how could I leave it looking like a sad Cinderella? I was going to be its fairy godmother and give it a new outfit.
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What I Used:
The How To:
And just so you know I did not use a sander at all, firstly because I’m lazy and secondly because it was not an option in this room. Unlike Cinderella’s hearth I could not afford to have soot, er, sand all over this room.
The rest of the hardware that was on the edges of the dresser was painted using the metallic black pearl that I had also used on the night stand. I used both looks for the hardware because I wanted to keep it interesting. Also, a bit of black is echoed in the handles.
See how when the light hits it looks more like a deep gray than a black.
It is super easy to do. Just brush Mod Podge onto the wood, place the paper over it and smooth it out. Once it dries add a top coat of mod podge to the paper to seal it.
And let’s not forget my girl’s complaint about the drawers. It was an easy fix, I just rubbed a bar of soap on the frame where the bottom of the drawer slides into the wood. Easy peasy!
Here it is all done. I think adding all those different elements keeps just enough interest. Cinderella is ready for the ball!
And now you are probably asking why not use the toile that is all over the bookcases? Well the idea was to have a bit of surprise because that’s what you’d have expected of me – to use the toile. I didn’t want the room be too matchy-matchy.
Well at least I know where I get my DIY genes from!
Now tell me was a worthy of being a godmother to this lovely dresser?
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