We’re back today with another project post that we are super jazzed about! We are talking about one of my favorite ways to update a boring piece of furniture…How to Wall Paper a Dresser!
Here’s what I used for this project:
- My dresser
- Paintable, pre-pasted textured wall paper
- A utility knife
- Sharp Scissors
- Awesome drawer pulls
- Purple-y paint
- My favorite furniture paint rollers
This little dresser is our first real makeover that will be part of the space. Remember where it was in our new walk-in closet?
It was a $40 thrift store buy and truthfully, I think we over paid. 🙂 It was very beat up and the panel details on the front were obviously (and badly) glued on. I always knew I’d do something to it, I hadn’t made up my mind… until three elements came together.
Lions, Purple and Paper!
I started by removing the hardware and prying off the panel pieces. They revealed a nasty gross old brown glue mark.
But – you guys! Best trick ever! Textured, paintable wall paper! I simply measured my drawer fronts, cut the paper to size, rolled it pattern side in and dipped it in luke warm water to activate the glue. Then I let the glue cure for five minutes and applied the paper to the drawers. Seriously. Dead easy. Easiest fix for damaged drawer fronts of all time. Here is a link to the exact kind of wallpaper I used.
You can’t really tell from this photo, but the paper is textured, I swear.
I ended up trimming down the edges with just regular old craft scissors. This paper is fairly durable and can hold up to quite a bit of tugging so long as you don’t soak it TOO much with water.
Then I turned to the lovely and moody Basalto by PARA Paints*. Once again, I can’t even. This colour. It’s just so great. Not quite purple, not quite grey, but every single bit grown-up and sophisticated. I actually think it would look fab on a front door.
It took a few coats of Basalto with a high-pile roller to get some nice even coverage. Then I measured and drilled and added my lion’s head drawer pulls. Once again, I can’t even.
I have a thing for lions. And horses. And elephants. And most animals … so these drawer pulls make my heart absolutely sing.
We’ve moved everything out of the office and closet area while we’re finishing up that room, but this dresser will go back in the little nook where it was before. In fact, I hope to be able to show that to you next week as part of the April DIY Challenge!
Hope you’re having a great week!
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* We are members of the 2015 PARA Paint Blog Crew. We have been supplied with the paint for this project, but our opinions of the product, colour etc are completely our own.
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