- Green latex paint
- Prima Marketing Inc Redesign Transfer
- Sand paper
- Transfer smoothing tool
- Screw driver
- Paint brush
Have an old dresser that needs a new look? Try this!
I loved this technique because it's so much easier to do than stenciling or free-hand painting, and the result is magnificent! This dresser is definitely the belle of this bedroom now.
I started with a plain white dresser. Fine, but not great.
I sanded every surface and corner of the dresser to prepare it for paint. If you're using chalk paint, you can actually skip this step.
I took the knobs off the dresser and I took out the drawers so that I could paint the frame and the drawers separately.
I used a nice, olive-y green for my base coat. I painted the dresser frame and drawers separately so that I could cover every surface easily and give everything ample dry time.
I put the drawers back in, but I didn't add the knobs on yet because I needed that smooth, flat surface for the next (exciting!) step.
Ready for this?
Transfer film!!! Yes, that's my secret, Prima Marketing Inc Redesign Transfer (available in the materials section below). This stuff is insanely cool. It's like a giant, gorgeous sticker that you place right on your furniture. Make sure your kids don't see you do this though--don't want them getting any ideas...
Decide where you want your sheet to go and begin adhering it to your piece. Simply peel back the film a little bit at a time so you can get that transfer onto your piece straight and smooth.
As you remove the backing, smooth the transfer down with a tool (like a credit card or a spoon) and run over it with your hand to make sure there are no bubbles or creases.
Work in sections, matching up the bottom of your last transfer sheet to the top of your next. You can cut the sheets as you go as well, to make them a bit easier to work with. I worked a drawer at a time and cut the sheet as I got to the end of each drawer.
After you design is complete, just add those knobs back on and enjoy your gorgeous new piece. How cool is that?
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