November 21, 2009

Dress up your Dresser

We found this dresser for Baby G's room on Craigslist, we've been looking for a dresser for her room for sometime now and I always check sites like Craigslist for furniture first before we buy something new at the store. It's an IKEA piece that retails for $179, we got it for $50! I'm beyond excited, and it's less than two years old and in great condition.

Originally, we wanted to get a dresser that we could paint black and makeover, but once we saw this piece we decided that we liked the white and it looked perfect with all the other white furniture in the room.

But we knew we wanted to re purpose it a little bit, so here's what we did:

Here's the dresser before:

And here's our little transformation:
We bought these new acrylic knobs from Target and replaced the old dark bronze ones. And I added paper to line the drawers that was similar to the bedding fabric.

Here's what you'll need to line drawers:
-Double Sided tape
- fabric, wrapping paper or shelf lining paper (I used a roll of wrapping paper I found for $2 at Target)
- Scissors
- Level and Tape Measure

Here's what you do:
- Measure the dimensions of your drawer, and using a level to make sure your lines are straight mark off your dimensions on the back side of the paper.
- Cut and repeat for as many draws as you may have.
- Then place the double sided tape in to your paper or fabric and secure it to the drawer shelf.
- Ta-dah! You're done!

What do you think?
I think the dresser looks awesome, and I love the way it looks in the room.

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