P31 Wannabe

Dresser Makeover September 13, 2012

Filed under: Crafts,Life — Lacey @ 7:37 pm

My dad bought Haddie this dresser before she was born.

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It was a neutral color and I never got around to repainting it to match her room better. Well, after seeing a number of dresser makeovers on pinterest, I got inspired to finally redo it. Well, my inspiration was a couple months ago and I am finally now working on it. I started the project on Haddie’s 4th bday and decided it would be a good birthday gift.

I gave Haddie a choice of 3 different scrapbook paper designs at Hobby Lobby. I bought a stack of the paper and then chose a paint color that would match the paper and her room. I painted her dresser drawers first. I think I did 2 or 3 coats of paint. After the drawers dried for a day, I then mod podged the scrapbook paper to the drawer. I started to do put the glue both under and on top of the paper, but I didn’t like the look, so I settled for just brushing on the homemade mod podge (half glue half water) then carefully smoothing the paper on top. After it dried, I spray painted it with clear paint. I think I did 4 coats to seal it well. I was going to take off the handles and even bought new pretty ones, but they wouldn’t come off and I was afraid the wood was going to break. So I settled for keeping the handles. They did make it a bit more complicated in cutting the paper around the handles! But I managed.

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It took a week or two until I finally got to the dresser itself. I did 2-3 coats of pink depending on the area.

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After it dried for a few days I mod podged the scrapbook paper onto the doors. Thankfully I didn’t have to go around handles this time. After it dried I sprayed a good 4-5 coats of clear paint on it. I also sprayed the handles to hopefully keep any wearing of the paint down.

I’m very pleased with how it turned out! The picture and lighting really doesn’t do it justice.

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