Hello lovely friends, I’ve got another sweet makeover to share today! Take a look at this little fixer upper I found at the thrift store for $7:
It’s hard to tell by this photo, but it has a horrendous paint job and the black you see around the flower detail? It’s ink pen. The paint was put on so thick in areas that I knew I would have to either strip it or sand it. I chose the latter and gave it a good sanding with my orbital sander before repainting.
Here is its sweet makeover:
I painted the top white and used Annie Sloan’s French Linen on the rest. For the drawer, I decided to add a lacy detail using a lacy curtain panel and spray paint:
I love the soft feel it gives this little piece.
I found the curtain panel at the thrift store for $1. I tried to find one that had a pretty pattern to it.
I also highlighted the flower detail with white.
And the feet…
Luckily the hardware was in a bag inside the drawer. I gave it a couple of coats of spray paint and roughed it up a bit. I love this style of hardware…
As you can see I also added a pretty contrasting pink pin dot paper to the inside:
I always like to add pretty paper to drawers. It’s so easy to do that I usually skim over how to do it. But for those of you that haven’t experienced Mod Podge before, I put together a quick how-to to pin for later!
If you haven’t tried this, I will warn you that bubbles are your enemy, and there are a few you will just not be able to get out. Applying the Mod Podge in thin layers will help minimize bubbles/wrinkles. I smooth it out like crazy with a credit card as soon as I apply the paper. I love this method since there are so many beautiful choices out there. This is regular 12X12 scrapbook paper. If your drawer is bigger just match up the pattern and slightly overlap the pieces, starting with smaller pieces at the back of the drawer and working forward. If items to be stored in the drawer could possibly be put away wet, I would recommend sealing with a quick coat of polyacric or spray on acrylic/clear sealer.
It is kind of sweet, right? And if you missed my last makeover, it was also a pretty sweet one:
Both of these ideas would be perfect for a little girls room! Anyone want to lend me their daughter’s room to decorate? You have to live somewhere warm though. 🙂
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