Friday, May 1, 2009

How to Give Your Dresser a New Look!

What you need:
  • Dresser (desk, nightstand, bookshelf etc. works too)
  • Cherry Red Indoor/Outdoor Krylon spray paint (or any red paint you desire)
  • Faux paint mixture from post How to Paint Cabinets Red and Faux Finish
  • Bandanas (fabric or paper works as well)
  • Clear Top Coat or Varnish (I prefer spay paint varnish)

*Step 1- Remove knobs and spray paint your dresser red with Krylon paint (It is more expensive but like get what you pay for! I think it is the sturdiest brand with the least amount of coats). I spray paint furniture so that I am not stuck with an entire gallon of paint, I get a project done in a day or two (instead of a week or two), and it goes on a lot smoother and looks more professional. Spray a total of 3 layers or more. Faux dresser (Refer to Faux technique in How to paint Cabinets Red and Faux)

*Step 2- Cut bandanas the size of your drawer (you can make a paper template if desired first and then cut your bandana to match))

*Step 3- Generously Modge-Pode the front of drawer and place your bandanan over to glue down. Smooth out any air bubbles.

*Step 4- Modge-Podge over your bandana to seal it and let dry.

*Step 5- Spray 2-3 coats of varnish to further protect and seal the front of your drawer. Once dried put knobs back on to finish!

***I love drawer liners and I Modge-Podge and varnish the bandanas as drawer liners too.***

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