Cut and Paste Two Hour Dresser Do Over


Re-doing a flea market dresser (or a plain white Ikea number, as pictured) doesn't have to be a time-sucking drag. If you've got two measly hours and a few feet of interestingly patterned wallpaper, you're halfway there.


Redbook shows you the simple steps to jazz up that dresser.

1. Choose a small enough pattern that you'll be able to see it all.

2. Gather screwdriver, utility knife, ruler, brayer, ModPodge, foam brush, and wallpaper.

3. Remove hardware.

4. Cut wallpaper sections to fit each drawer front.

5. Brush Mod Podge (hard coat) on the back of the wallpaper, adhere paper to the drawers.

6. Roll out all bubbles with a brayer (rubber roller).

7. Replace knobs, let dry overnight and YOU ARE DONE!

Now create a little original art canvas to go above it and you've got yourself design on a dime.


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elseajane on Jul 21, 2010:

I recently saw some great knobs at Hobby Lobby. Not cheap, but everything goes on sale there, that's what I'm waiting for.

ModHomeEcTeacher on Jul 21, 2010:

Wouldn't it be great if you could find old colored knobs when you need them? I guess that's why smart thrifters buy good stuff when they find it.

alicia on Jul 21, 2010:

I love this idea! You could even add a little more loveliness by adding different hardware. My mom found a hodge-podge of colored glass knobs and used them on an old, wooden kid's kitchenette. The result was stunning.

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