Hi Friends!! Up for a thrifty makeover today? Last weekend we decided to take our boys and my nephew to Ocean City, MD for the Holiday weekend.
It was such a blast…we were total tourists ya’ll and it was so fun! But when I got back and checked on my booth, it was very sad. I mean that in a good way…I had sold several furniture pieces including a huge hutch that left a big empty space.
I needed to find a couple of big pieces to fill it back up, so I stopped by one of my favorite thrift stores and spied this brown beauty:
Actually I didn’t think it was beautiful at all, but I was in need and this was in great working condition. The insides of the drawers were immaculate and had no musty odor. That’s not easy to find on these older pieces.
I knew I had my work cut out for me, but if you’ve followed me long, you know exactly what I wanted to do with those drawer panels…
Ooh la la! What brown dresser? I am SO thrilled with how this turned out! You just never know how things will go when you start imagining what you want to do to a piece.
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I know I use this fabric A LOT, but I love it for its sophistication, for its stain-hiding power, and because it is still pretty neutral. I found it Hancock Fabrics. (So sad they went out of business. 🙁 )
The paint is my go-to DIY chalk paint, using Behr’s Cottage White. I sanded the edges and added a coat of Annie Sloan’s clear wax, with two coats on top.
I reused the original hardware:
It turned out really pretty. All the hardware was updated using Rustoleum Spray Paint in Heirloom White.
Lightly sanding them as well brings out the pretty details.
Adding the fabric is pretty straight-forward.
I prepped the drawers by painting, sanding, and waxing first. Then I cut the panels using my rotary cutter and cutting mat. Be careful not to handle the fabric too much to help prevent the edges from fraying.
To attach the fabric to the drawer fronts, I use matte Mod Podge…
I just paint it on with a decent brush and then lay the fabric right on top…
I used to add another coat on top, but not any more. It alters the color a bit and I don’t think it’s necessary.
If you mess it up, just pull it off and reposition it.
I gave a dresser a very similar treatment a couple of years ago:
After I was just about finished painting this dresser, I realized that I had this night stand with very similar lines:
So I redid that to match. I’ll share that soon.
Update: Actually you can see it here now! 🙂
But first…there’s more!
Today I’m teaming up with two of my favorite thrifty bloggers to bring you even more thrifty makeover goodness!
Here is what they are transforming today…click on each image to see their fabulous makeovers!
(Apparently there was a theme that I wasn’t aware of. 🙂 )
Wasn’t that fun? Three for the price of one!
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