Paper Bag Dresser Redo


This was a dresser I had for years, didn't like it right from the beginning as it was pink and faux wood look, so I decided to try the paper bag trick. What a fun project and very easy.
I used podge instead of glue at a 2 to 1 ratio. I didn't soak the paper as when I first tried it, it was not easy to work with and broke down the fibers to much, found dipping it just before the application made it so you could work with it a little longer.
Day 1
First time trying this , had fun but a little messy..
Almost there still day 1...
Finished and drying...
Decided to do the bottom panel and the sides.
Top finished and stained.
Finished product, painted the front with chalk paint in a very light beige, stained the handles to match top, then added the stencil to break up the front..

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  • Veronica Amodia de Cesero
    on Jan 5, 2016

    Thanks for that great idea by using old paper bags or cement bags...adorei!!!

  • Liz
    on Feb 28, 2016

    This wonderful paper bag finish can be done on so many things. I've covered tin cans with torn pieces of brown paper bags. When completely dry, I rubbed it with brown paste shoe polish & buffed it to a shine. Looks like old leather! You can cover glass bottles, jars, and the brown shoe polish makes them look like leather. Use on cardboard boxes, too. I've seen it done on walls and doors.

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