Hello beautiful people! I’m so happy you stopped by because I have a pretty project to share with you. Today I am sharing a yard sale dresser I made over with a fabric inlay treatment.
You are not going to believe what I paid for this. Last month I was just about to call it a day after hitting up several yard sales when I happened upon this particular sale. I spied this dresser from a mile away, but of course I thought for sure it was either sold or ridiculously priced since it was still there.
When I got closer, this is what I found:
Seriously? Not only was it only $25, but they were willing to negotiate! I can’t believe I actually had the nerve to ask the sweet woman what her best price was… $20. It was all I could do not to squeal with pure delight right then and there! I couldn’t load it up fast enough! Deal of the century woot woot…
Because this sticker was attached to this:
The top was a bit damaged, but the rest of it was in perfect condition and the insides of the drawers looked brand new! Perfect!
And here she is now:
What do you think? Ooh la la, right?
I painted the top in Annie Sloan’s Graphite chalk paint. What damage?
The body was painted in DIY chalk paint.
Everything got a light sanding and a coat of Annie Sloan’s clear wax. I gave the top two coats.
This is the same fabric I used to reupholster my ugly desk chair. When I went to Hancock Fabrics to find fabric for the drawer fronts, I fell in love with it again!
I used Mod Podge to attach it. I think the most difficult part of this makeover was cutting the fabric to fit the drawer panels just right.
To attach the fabric with Mod Podge:
- Apply Mod Podge to the drawer with a paint brush or foam brush
- Lay fabric, already cut to size, across the drawer panel
- Smooth out any bumps
- Apply another coat of Mod Podge over the fabric
- Let it dry ( I left mine over night.)
I only gave mine one coat on top as that seemed to do fine, but because of the heavier texture of my fabric, I gave each drawer panel a pretty generous coat.
I usually give you guys step by step photos, but this part was done in the wee hours of the morning so I didn’t stop to take pics this time. I found that mod podging fabric is much easier than paper since the fabric is woven and doesn’t trap air bubbles. Who knew?
I loved the original hardware, so I spray painted them with Rustoleum in Almond Satin and distressed them a bit with sandpaper.
I did snap a pic of this part lol…just so you can see something in action 🙂
Are you more patient than I am when it comes to waiting for spray paint to dry?!
This was not my original plan for this piece. I spent several hours searching, printing, piecing together, and painstakingly transferring a graphic that I was going to paint on the front. As it turned out, there were just too many bumps and grooves to work with. I almost wanted to cry.
So back to square one. I had remembered seeing a side table with fabric on the drawers while walking through Home Goods a while back and knew that’s what this needed all along. See how things work out?
I’m so pleased with the result.
Here’s a shot before I added the fabric:
Very plain…the fabric adds so much depth and texture.
This has been sitting in my garage taunting me since I brought it home.
I thought it would be the perfect project for Furniture Revival week in our Get Your DIY on Sixteen Week Fall Party Challenge.
My amazing co-hosts have been busy with a few furniture revivals of their own:
Zebra Chair Makeover The Hankful House
Faux Mantel Cabinet with DIY Chalk Paint The Happy Housie
Console Table Facelift House by Hoff
A Fun Kid’s Craft Table Makeover Just a Girl and Her Blog
Our new Get Your DIY on link party theme: Furniture Revivals, starts Sunday at 7:00 EST. Come link up your furniture makeovers or just come by to get inspired! I don’t know of anyone who doesn’t love a good furniture transformation!
Speaking of furniture transformation, let’s see that dresser one more time…
Love. Isn’t it great when something totally fails and then plan B is far better than what you originally planned?
I used about a half a yard of 54″ wide fabric wich on sale, was around $9. With the cost of the dresser, this was less than $30!! Who says beautiful home decor has to cost a fortune?
I’d love to know what you think!
Hope to see you Sunday!
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