A little bit of paint and some pretty wrapping paper gave this DIY dresser makeover and extra-special touch. The dated wood dresser went from meh to beautiful in no-time flat!
The Story of a DIY Dresser Makeover
Once upon a time there was a dresser that came to a house with a newborn. The dresser was very happy to hold all the lovely baby clothes, first of one little boy and then of a second little boy. It housed overalls and little jeans.
A few years later, the dresser (along with the boys) went on a very big trip across the pond, to a new place, an unfamiliar place. And the dresser was happy again, because now it was housing pretty little pink dresses…. first for one little girl and then for another. The dresser was very happy to have been a part of the lives of four children.
After a while, the two boys were not little anymore, and left to go across the pond again. And so the dresser was left alone with the girls now, who were not so little either. But that dresser worked hard to keep the clothes in line. Of course the clothes were much bigger now and very unruly. The dresser was getting old, it was full of scratches. And yet it was still a strong, solid dresser fighting to keep all those frilly clothes in.
Something had to be done to save this poor hard working dresser! It was going to be placed in a freshly painted room, and it needed a new look! The room was to be blue with black and white accents.
After 25 years of hard work it was time for a DIY dresser makeover!!! The poor dresser had been neglected for too long.
Painting the Dresser
What’s this?? Chalk paint?? Easy to use, and no need to prime?? My kinda stuff!
The dresser was happy with the new coat…. Until the paint ran out! Now normally that would not be a big deal… Just go to the store and buy some more. But, but… I live in the boondocks … there is no such thing here!
Quick.. to the internet… blog friends will save the day! Ahhh… homemade chalk paint (2 tbs. plaster of paris, 2 tbs. water, then add 1 cup of latex paint) – let’s get this show on the road!
Adding a Contrasting Black Accent
Just a bit more… a little black to go with the black and white vibe in the room.
And we seal it with some clear varnish. The dresser is happy now, it feels as if it has been cared for ….
Finishing with Decoupaged Gift Wrap
But wait, there is more… Let’s give a little more TLC to this refinished dresser!
A little mod podge and some pretty gift wrapping paper and our DIY dresser makeover is done!
And now for the little wow!
And that is the story of the hard working dresser. It has lived a very full 25 years and with a little love is ready to go another 25! But please enough with the frilly clothes!
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