Wednesday, April 10, 2013

15 Minute DIY to Transform Your Dressers!

Guys, I took a legit blogger break this week. I never quite understood why you ladies need them, until it happened to me! I always found time for blogging even in the craziest weeks. This week however, I worked 70 hours. I was working 15 hour days between my two jobs and it SUCKED. I literally would wake up, go to work, come home, and get straight in bed. Think Tiana from The Princess and the Frog:

Thankfully, both jobs are starting to get an understanding of my availability and it shouldn't get that nuts again.

Anyways, I'm back with a bang! I have a super cute DIY I've been holding onto for awhile, and I'm finally ready to post it. Whenever I moved to NC, I decided to get rid of my horrible outdated dressers. Of course, that meant I needed new furniture, which meant a trip to IKEA!

I got this dresser for $60:
And this one for $40:

A total of $100 for 8 drawers? I can pull that off, IKEA.
My roommates and I built them together, which was a great bonding experience for people who barely knew each other! The dressers were nice, and I was happy to have new furniture, but I kinda found them boring. So I decided to take a twist on an old Pinterest project I had on hand. And to get you a little excited for the project, here's a sneak peek at the finished project:

What you'll need for this project:
Dressers (duh)
Mod Podge
Paint brush
Wrapping Paper
Step 1: Cut a piece of wrapping paper about an inch longer than the top on all sides.
Step 2: Using your paintbrush, apply the Mod Podge as evenly as possible to the top of your dresser.

Step 3: Very gently place the piece of wrapping paper on the top of your Mod Podge. Think the way you would apply contact paper or a screen protector. Slow and steady wins the race!

Step 4: Smooth out some of the wrinkles that are bound to come along with the territory.

And voila! A 15 minute craft that's Instagram worthy!

What's your favorite furniture DIY you've done? I'd love to see links to more crafty ideas!

1 comment:

  1. That's a pretty cool idea, thanks for sharing!


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