Before & After: Drab Dresser Makeover

Before & After: Drab Dresser Makeover

Colleen Quinn
Mar 22, 2012

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.

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.

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.

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Images: David/Cheltenham Road

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