Thursday, April 22, 2010

Secret Revealed

Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping back by! Thank you to all who commented on my dresser makeover....it's been a really fun project. I am really excited to show you what else I did to my Grandma's little dresser, and I'd like to show you how I did it too!
We started out with a tired old dresser....

I revived it with a bold paint color, thanks for that word Brenda, that's what I feel like...it's been revived!




But what I didn't show you, the fun little secret I've been keeping, is what I did to the inside of the dresser!

I spray painted the sides, inside and out with my all time favorite color spray paint: Blue Ocean Breeze. I carefully masked off the drawer front and spray about three coats of the turquoise. All in all I used 2 cans.





Using gift wrap and Mod Podge, I lined the bottom of the drawers. Hounds tooth is one of my all time favorite patterns and I loved using it this way! Like a surprise each time I open the drawers!
Measure and cut the paper to fit each drawer, brush Mod Podge on and carefully lay the paper down. Smooth the air bubbles out using your handsBrush another layer of Mod Podge over the paper to seal it off, I used glossy Mod Podge

Let it dry over night and you are finished!!!



The combination of the black and white, turquoise and hounds tooth....Love it!!!
How fun is this?



Well I hope you're inspired to try a fun project on an old dresser, inside AND out! Thanks again for stopping by!







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50 comments:

  1. This is lovely Michelle. I love the little surprise. The colors are fabulous! Love the houndstooth print.

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  2. Oh, this is more fun than I expected! I really love it now!

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  3. This is great! What a wonderful surprise! Just as pretty if not prettier on the inside :) Awesome! Just wandered over from New Friend Friday! Happy Friday!

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  4. LOVE that surprise inside... fantastic! Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  5. I would have never thought to modge podge the inside - I might have to steal this idea -
    It turned out Super Fab !
    Kammy

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  6. WOW, you did such a good job! So classy!
    Happy new friend Friday!
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    Gros bisous
    Frenchy

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  7. Wow - this looks great! Love your blue vase too!

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  8. The houndstooth is perfect in the drawers. H'tooth is one of my favorites too--so classic! You did a great job-inside and out!

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  9. Wow! The inside is as great as the outside! laurie

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  10. This IS a fun project! As we say in the South, You done your grandma proud!

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  12. Love the inside, Michelle! I need to get some of that blue spray paint ~ love the way it looks.

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  13. Looks super cute! I love that spray paint color as well...i've used it several mil times on different lil projects!
    xoxo's nancy

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  14. What a fun little secret. I adore the houndstooth. So pretty! I love the dresser revitalization too. :) Your accessories are a perfect fit.

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  15. Love what you did with the dresser! I've been dying to do something with Blue Ocean Breeze.... maybe one of these days I'll find something to do with it!

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  16. I love the blue & houndstooth drawers ~ so fun! Your dresser looks so mod, love it!

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  17. That is fantastic! I love houndstooth myself. My daughter's headboard is upholstered in a very large black and white, sort of like your wrapping paper. In fact, the more I think about it, your dresser would be adorable in her room. ;-) It's Tiffany blue! I bet it makes you smile everytime you open the drawers!

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  18. I adore that combination!! So fresh and fun!

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  19. Stopping by from New Friend Friday. LOVE the colors!!

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  20. I love the drawer liners! I'm going to do this to my daughter's dresser immediately! I'm visiting from New Friend Friday :)

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  22. Great dresser redo and I love the drawers! Fun!...Debbie

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  23. I love it! What a fantastic idea!

    Candace

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  24. Wow! I love this! The inside of the drawers looks almost as pretty as the outside! Great rescue!

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  25. Hi Michelle,
    Perfect, perfect, I love it! And I came home with a can of that exact same paint yesterday, I'm going to spray a chandelier for my daughter's 60's inspired room (sssshhhh-it's a secret, ab-day gift for her). The color is awesome! I love it with the black and white, and will love it with the hot pink in her room too! I'm going to find a way to get that color into my living room next!
    Have a great weekend.
    XO
    Heidi- Heart and Home

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    I am a new follower of yours :)

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  27. I'm a huge fan of this makeover! Awesome color choices :)

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  29. Love the drawers..Houndstooth...love it!!Hi..I’m Barb from Fri. Follow. I am your newest follower. I hope you will get a chance to visit my blog @ santasgiftshoppe.blogspot.com
    & get inspired by something for your family/home. I hope you will follow me as well.

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  30. I love this. Your blog is adorable. Love it all...

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  31. great job! I love the fun addition of the drawers! So cute
    gail

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  32. YOu have great style! Love the colors you chose and the decor on top of the dresser too!

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  33. It looks like a new piece, nice job. I've been reading over your chipping lamp and finial tutorials, too.

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  34. Michelle, It looks so Mod now! I like the colors you chose and you did a great job! Lezlee

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  35. Wow. I adore this. Houndstooth is my favorite! Thanks for sharing.

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  36. delightful as can be! I love the pattern with the turquoise together!

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  37. Genius! You have a terrific imagination. I'm afraid I would have passed that little dresser right by. Now it is magazine worthy!

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  38. Lovely! I just love the houndstooth paper; my favorite pattern also.

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  39. Love it! And I have that same gift wrap!! I must remember this for my upcoming dresser re-do!

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  40. Simply stunning Michelle! Thanks for linking to the Sunday Showcase! Hope you have a great week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  41. That IS a fun surprise and much better than trying to tape paper and make it stay. Very inventive to paint the inside of the drawers and such a fun color. I too just love houndstooth.

    Thanks so much for the inspiration.

    Donna

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  42. How funky :) Love how it turned out!!

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  43. That dresser is amazing. I really love it. Thanks so much for posting this on Favorite Things Friday!

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  44. Great dresser. And when you open the drawers, it goes from great to fabulous in .5 seconds! I love what you've done.

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  45. What a super-fun transformation!! I am totally digging it.

    I'd love for you to share this at my party this Thursday!

    www.houseofhepworths.com

    xoxo

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  46. Great job! I really like your work! I can't wait to read your other posts. I am your newest follower.
    Bonnie

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  47. Wow! THis is really something beautiful! Amazing job! Revived for sure! I LOVE it :)

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Michelle