Hello, hello. I just finished up a project yesterday and wanted to share with you my dresser makeover. If you have a piece of furniture that needs a little love but have no desire to paint it, try decoupaging it! I actually did my first decoupage a few years ago.
The print is too busy with the other recent changes in the room (it was nice for the last 5 years) so I decided to give decoupaging a second go.
Here’s what you need:
Paper: (wallpaper, a print or poster, wrapping paper, atlas)
Mod Podge: 1 part water, 1 part glue
Flat object to push air bubbles out
Screw driver to remove existing hardware
Step two: Measure and cut out your paper pieces. My hallmark wrapping paper has an 1 inch grid on the back, it made this part very easy. You can either cut the pieces to only fit the “face” of the drawer or you can leave a 1/2 inch over hang to fold over on the edges.
Step three: Apply a layer of mod podge on the drawer front, place the paper on top, pressing in the middle and smoothing it to the edges. You can use a flat edge scraper to help push bubbles out. (If your paper is thick, apply a coat to the drawer front and the back side of the paper before placing it.)
Step four: Apply a second coat of mod podge on top.
Side note: Your paper still might bubble some but will be smooth after it dries as long as the surface underneath is smooth.
This project only took me about 30 minutes and was under $5. I love how it turned out and now my dresser (actually, it’s my husband’s) doesn’t compete with the other patterns in the room.
Do you have a piece of furniture in need of a makeover? Would you try decoupage? Have you tried other makeovers that don’t require painting?
This post is linked to East Coast Creative Blog!