I am constantly changing my mind about how I want things to look in my home. I can't afford to by new furniture every time I do, so the next best thing to do is to paint. Paint can transform the look of any room or any piece.
It is a good idea to label the drawers while you are taking them out to be painted that way you know where each one goes. Turns out that some dressers have drawers that are made to fit in the space.
This is no big deal if you are just painting the dresser one color. If the drawer doesn't fit correctly, you can just take it out and try it in another slot. However, if you are doing a "puzzle piece decoupage", it will make a difference.
I used some of the same knobs just spray painted with RustOleum's oil rubbed bronze.
The knobs and faux key locks came from curbside dressers. I couldn't use the dressers but I liked the knobs so I screwed them off and brought them home for future use. The future came calling for this dresser.
This dresser plays double duty as it's also an entertainment center. For the satellite box, I used the top drawer that came with the dresser. I hammered out the drawer front, painted the inside, and drilled holes to run the cords.
Tip #1: Drill holes before painting the drawer.
Tip #2: Start drilling from the front side(the side that people will see). See the hole on the left? It's chipped and unfinished. That's what happens when you start drilling from the back side.
Tip #3: Your life will be a lot easier if you remember to take the previously drilled wood out before going on to drill a second hole.
After I slid the drawer back in place, I covered the gaps with molding.
Hammering the molding in should work. However, I am the worst hammerer. My nails always go in crooked or I hammer on the wood instead of the nail. So I ended up screwing the molding on. My point is, do what makes you curse less.
I felt the dresser needed some umph, so I grabbed flowery fabric and cut it to shape.
I placed the fabric where I wanted it to go and eyeballed where I wanted to cut to make it puzzle-like. I applied a coat of Mod Podge on the dresser and placed my biggest piece down. I repeated this procedure on the connecting pieces. After it was all dried, I coated the fabric with Mod Podge.
Once more, here's my pretty little redone dresser.
Looks like a completely different piece, don't you think? Are you ready to customize YOUR dresser?!
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