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Très Belle Dresser

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I know I say this a lot, but this is one of my favorite makeovers. This one just turned out so much more lovely than I expected.
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I started with this dresser.... Nothing special to look at and she had some pretty significant flaws..
  • upcycled dresser with french decal, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
Not much to look at really. and I knew she wanted to be a pretty little lady... so with this poster I transformed her...
  • upcycled dresser with french decal, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
I painted the entire dresser in a custom mixed paint. I mixed up some paint to compliment the blue in the poster as closely as I could.
I laid the poster over the 3 drawers and marking where I'd want my cuts. I didn't need them to be perfect since I knew I'd be distressing.
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Once my paint was dry I used mod podge to decoupage the poster to the drawers.
While the edges were moist from the glue I lightly went around the edges with a course sanding block to rough up the edges a bit.
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The next morning I went over the edges with a little of the paint to tie everything together. I distressed the dresser to show the layers of paint. The original color of the dresser was white primer, a green color, off white, light blue and then the final blue color.
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I didn't want the hardware to overpower the beauty of the poster so I used small knobs that I transformed into a graphite color..details of how they went from oil rubbed bronze to their look now can be found on my blog.
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She's all complete and I am just in love with her.. My très jolie dame!
You can find full details on blog. Hope you will come on over to visit!
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To see more: http://www.onfernavenue.com/2015/05/tres-belle-dresser.html

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