Asked on May 1, 2017

Repurpose dressers- How can I put patterns on them?

Anna Felesena SummersNaomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey, Castaic CAMac McLean


I want to know how to put patterns on the front of dressers. Is it modpodge? Dresser attached is what I was talking about?
5 answers
  • Coedee1313
    on May 1, 2017

    Alot of the bigger stores offer a sicky wallpaper, that is what that looks like.
  • I could also be Modge Podge but it would be someone who is very good at making sure there are no bubbles or wrinkling. I agree with Coedee1313 that it is a peel and stick wallpaper.
  • Mac McLean
    on May 1, 2017

    One way to do this is to use Contact Paper - remove all the hardware (pulls, knobs, etc) clean the door fronts, and dry. Lay the contact paper out, to find the pattern, and coordinate the several drawers.
    An alternate is cloth prints: If the drawers are not a neutral color, paint or spray them to provide a under layer. Then using ModPoge or white glue, 'paint' the drawer front (after removing hardware and patching any holes etc. and stretch the cloth over the drawer, using clamps and tape to keep it straight and tight. Depending on the use of the drawers, a light coating or white glue, Mod-Poge or even clear spray will keep the cloth clean and cleanable for quite a while. Hope this helps...
  • Buy a stencil and paint on.
  • Anna Felesena Summers
    on May 1, 2017

    Another idea which I have used is using lace material as a stencil. It turned out so much more interesting than most store stencils and much easier.... I first painted the main color/base color then I laid down the lace material made sure it was secure with tape. (I just did the drawers so took each out, stood up ) then I picked my contrasting color in spray paint and sprayed. So easy and perfect result and in way less time than a normal stencil.
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