Before & After: Drab Dresser Makeover

published Mar 22, 2012
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When David found this drab little dresser, he immediately had a vision of a kid-friendly makeover involving chalkboard paint. That plan lasted right up until he had a conversation with his sister, a mom of three who was not a fan of the idea of chalk dust anywhere near her kids clean clothes. David immediately switched gears and came up with a wonderful backup plan involving vintage graphics he found online.

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Obviously this dresser is no stranger to owners who like to DIY since the top was already covered in this…colorful…shelf paper when David found it.

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Thankfully, David’s own paper choice is vastly superior to that long ago effort. A fresh coat of light paint helps to brighten the dresser as do the drawer fronts decoupaged with printouts of vintage postcards. This would be a great addition to the bedroom of anyone who dreams of travel and adventure, and is a nice reminder that a piece of furniture can serve as a piece of art in a room.

Images: David/Cheltenham Road