A New Dresser for Meghan… Sorta..

ImageI’ve had this sad little dresser sitting around the house for a while. It has so much potential but I’ve never done anything with it. (That’s sort of a trend in my house actually.) It started out as a garage sale find of my mom’s back in early 2002 or so. In 2003 when Grandma moved in with them, mom lined it with some floral contact paper and Grandma used it as a night stand and dresser. Most recently however, it’s been sitting in my son’s room virtually unused. Someday I hope it’ll be for fabric or craft stuff in my own office/studio but alas today it needed a new life!

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My sister Meghan is coming to live with us in a few weeks and I have nothing really for her to put her things in or furniture of any sort for her really. So here comes this sad little dresser. I was looking at it and thought it really could use some cheer.

I have TONS of scrapbooking paper but thought of a set of paper specifically in purples, blues and greens with knights, castles, stars and more fairy tale fun on it!

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I  got some pretty contact paper at the dollar store for the inside, and pulled out my favorite bottle of Modge Podge and all the purple colored paper to go along with these two I could find!

Two hours later and the final project came out pretty good. I doubt this will be the final changes to this dresser but it should serve Meghan pretty well while she lives here.

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2 thoughts on “A New Dresser for Meghan… Sorta..

    • It was soooo easy! I just used modge-podge to coat the whole front of the drawer (after giving it a good scrub down) then pressed the paper I liked to it. I also coated behind the edges so that I could curve the paper behind. This would also work GREAT with some fabric. It might even look better with fabric. Once the paper is on smoothly just add another layer of modge podge to the front. Just remember that Modge Podge is water based so it will breakdown if you use cleaner or it or spill water on it. 🙂

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