UA-59651954-28 Crafty Allie: Dresser Re-Dressed with an adorable Chevron Pattern

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Dresser Re-Dressed with an adorable Chevron Pattern

dresser final1 Dresser Re Dressed

Well Hello all! 
Happy Moanday, I mean Monday!

I am one happy Mama! It's Summer time!
I get to sleep in most of the time for the next 2 1/2 months, yahoo!

Ok, enough excitement. I am spending time with out of town family this week,
so Denise from

Has been so kind as to guest blog for me today!

You may have already seen this fabulous dresser makeover,
but if not you're in for an incredible treat!

Take it away Denise!

 Denise Designed is all about Home Design Inspiration and DIY Tutorials along with many things Lifestyle and Business related. My Home Design Inspiration and DIY Tutorials along with many things Lifestyle and Business related.!!! goal is to Inspire while being Inspired myself! Peruse my site, pin your favorite posts and check back regularly for new Inspiration. I hope you find a little something to help to Design...Home, Career and You.

dresser header1 Dresser Re Dressed
I had a vision and couldn’t find what I wanted so I knew I had to make it!
Lo and Behold…my neighbor was throwing one away that she had bought from IKEA and so of course I snapped it up.
dresser original Dresser Re Dressed
While it didn’t take me long to do, it sure was a lot of work.
 I first had to take off the hardware.dresser hardware Dresser Re Dressed
Because my new hardware required only 1 hole, I had to fill the other hole with wood filler (with my fabulous helper… My Daughter Emma).  Four drawers so 8 holes total.  Whew!
dress wood filler collage sig Dresser Re Dressed
Then I had to sand the dresser, which included sanding the holes with the wood filler.
dresser sanding Dresser Re Dressed
I KNOW…I KNOW…there are a lot of tutorials that show you how to paint a piece of furniture without sanding it, but this one was a mess.  I wasn’t trying to sand off the color, but trying to get a flat surface.  When you ran your hand over it, was like sandpaper.  But afterwards…smooth as a baby’s bottom.
Once that was done, I started with a shade of cream and painted the whole piece, body and drawers.
dresser painting Dresser Re Dressed
Working with the drawers specifically…
I finally had a chance to use the Wave FROGTAPE that I received from the Haven Conference as swag!  Yay!!
shapetape wave Dresser Re Dressed

I taped out the design on each of the drawers and then painted with the fuchsia color.
dresser drawer frog Dresser Re Dressed
Now it was time to work on the body of the dresser.  I reached for the Blue Tape and OH NO!!!  The Blue Tape had a mud dauber nest.
dresser mud dauber Dresser Re Dressed
Of course I searched for something else right away and found masking tape.  I thought that the masking tape would work.  Boy was I wrong.  I had to go back and do a lot of touch up.  But regardless…I used the masking tape to tape the design on the top and then painted away!
dresser top collage Dresser Re Dressed
When I taped off the sides, I did use the Blue Tape.  I put my big girl panties on and cleaned off the mud dauber nest!  Again…GROSS!   And then I painted inside the tape as well.
dresser side blue tape Dresser Re Dressed
Once it was all dried and tape removed, I did have to flip it on its top and paint the legs.
dresser upside down Dresser Re Dressed
That was definitely hard to do right side up.  However, waiting for the legs to dry gave me the time to do some touch-up.  I won’t show you a picture of the effort there because I am a perfectionist and you would then see the imperfection too closely.  What I did learn, the more I tried to make it perfect, the more “not so perfect” it became.
I finally had to make myself just STOP and admire it for the piece that it was.
dresser new hardware Dresser Re Dressed
Finished product!
dresser finished collage Dresser Re Dressed
While I DIY or pay someone else to DIY many things, furniture is usually not one of those items.  This was my first project and I think it was definitely a success. Dresser Re Dressed

I've always, loved this piece, and I want it so bad for my daughter's room. Guess I'll have to make it myself!!!
Thank you So much Denise for Guest Blogging today! 
And thank you all for tuning in today!
Until Next Time...

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