Furniture Makeover

During our transition from one home to another I took on some projects (with many others in mind for the future), this being the first. I found this cute little dresser at a fun/funky little store in Brownsburg (shout out to Finer Things!).

2013-08-14 10.18.08-1 It was love at first sight.

It took a few weeks to decide exactly what I wanted to do with it but I finally decided on a black & white theme since that would blend well in most any setting and I wasn’t sure where it would end up in the new house. The first step was to apply a couple layers of primer. I had some technical difficulties getting the handles off so I taped them for this first step (later I found the right tools to get the handles off).

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I didn’t seal/paint the black ovals as I wanted them to stay black. Finally everything was sealed and ready to start with “real” paint – also in white.

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It stayed like that for a week or two. I really wanted to do something inside the ovals but I couldn’t decide what to do. The ever-popular “pop of color” sounded good but, again, I wasn’t sure where it was going to end up so picking a color at this point was impossible. I found my inspiration while shopping one day and finding a pad of decorative scrapbook paper, all in black & white designs. Ta-da!

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I cut the oval shapes and also applied a rim of black paint inside the ovals in case there where any gaps between the paper and the black trim. I applied the paper with some collage medium, smoothed it out and sealed it with more medium. Sometime during the process I also spray painted the original handles white.

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Here it is, finished, in it’s new room – the guest room at our new house.


I like how it turned out but I may be tempted to add some blue to it once we get around to painting the walls in there. 🙂 We’ll have to wait & see about that!


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