Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Dresser Makeover

I have an old dresser in my creative studio which houses different craft supplies including my Silhouette machine. Once I chose my new color scheme I knew I would need to paint the dresser to match. 

Here's the before picture................

After sanding and priming, I gave her a coat of teal paint. I took the handles off and sprayed them black. But it still needed something else so I decided to cut out different inspirational type words out of black vinyl using my Silhouette machine and added those to each drawer. 

And now it looks like this............

Here's a couple of close ups of the drawers......

I lined the drawers with black and white patterned paper. I just put a light layer on Mod Podge in the drawer, laid the papers down, smoothed out any wrinkles, and added a light layer of Modge Podge so now the inside is pretty too.

I LOVE how it turned out! 

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  1. It looks great. I love the transformation that paint can give.

  2. Awesome job! And it's my favorite color!

  3. Coley, wonderful job on the dresser, what a transformation! I am excited to see what you creating for a Homemade Christmas with us over at Creating Amongst Boys. I also adore the Angel Choir Boy pictures of Noah, he looks joyous & loving.

  4. WOW! Everyone seems so much more creative than me...*Sigh* You did a fantastic job! I love all the writing you put on the drawers!

  5. It turned out so gorgeous, I love that color! I actually just repainted all my kitchen chairs to an aqua blue just like yours. I really like what you did with the inside linings on the drawers, it looks great!


  6. Gorgeous, teal is my fav color! I love the words on the front and the lined drawers!

  7. This is so cute! How inspiring! I am going to incorporate this idea into my craft room! Thanks for the inspiration! HomeSavvyAtoZ.com is your newest follower!

  8. This is absolutely beautiful! The color and the words are perfect. We will be featuring this on our blog tomorrow, so be sure to check it out! Thank you so much for linking up to Strut Your Stuff Saturday! We are so grateful for your support and we hope that you will be back tomorrow to share more great ideas!
    Camille @

  9. I think you did a great job on your draws and i want to do something similar to some old school draws i was given but to be honest i look at them and anticipiate what needs doing and think oh maybe another day ;)

  10. This is so cool! Stopping by to invite you to link up to Thrifty Thursdays. Blessings!


  11. Cute! Love the color. The drawer lining is the perfect touch!

  12. So nicely done!!! Love the lined drawers!