Painted Furniture Decorated With Adhesive Drawer Liner

3 Materials
$40
8 Hours
Medium

This furniture makeover was such fun. I went through a few issues with the original plan but it came together. I used blue paint, green paint, and beautiful adhesive drawer liner for the makeover.

I tried a wet distress method to showcase the layer of green paint underneath the blue.

This is how the wardrobe looked before painting. It was missing the mirror and my husband cut a plain wood panel to fit in the space.

I first painted the wardrobe a bold green but didn't really like it. I went to my paint stash and started mixing paint colors. I needed a blue color to match the adhesive drawer liner I planned to use on the wood panel replacement piece.

I finally came up with a color I was happy with.

After the paint dried I used Simple Green and a damp rag to remove the blue paint around the drawer edges and other detailed areas of the wardrobe. I sprayed the Simple Green on the areas I wanted to distress or remove the layer of blue paint. I let it set for a few seconds then used the rag to rub off the blue paint. It took a little elbow grease. The green paint was shining through where I removed the blue paint.

I didn't use the original knobs from the wardrobe. Instead I ordered pretty blue glass knobs from Amazon.

Last part of the project was covering the board we cut to replace the missing mirror. I laid the adhesive drawer liner over the wood panel and trimmed the excess. Easy.

The board fit perfectly into the mirror space and all I had to do was use a heavy duty stapler and put several staples in the backside of the door panel. You can find more of my furniture makeovers here.

Suggested materials:

  • Adhesive Drawer Line   (Amazon)
  • Paint   (Home Depot)
  • Furniture Knobs   (Amazon)

Kathy Owen | Petticoat Junktion
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  • Lei50359577 Lei50359577 on Oct 09, 2021

    What type of paint did you use? Is it chalk paint or flat? I absolutely love it! Also, what color is the green? I've been looking for a green and nothing seems to suit but THIS color does!!!

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