I’ve been harboring a dirty little secret. I’ve had a “home” blog for two years yet I have never made-over a single piece of furniture. I know, I know – impossible. An oxymoron even. Aren’t home bloggers serial furniture re-doers? Not this one, apparently. I do dream of taking Craig’s List cast-offs and making them glam but you can’t run a marathon without practicing first.
I threw caution to the wind and Lacey’s dresser got a wallpaper makeover. I couldn’t be happier. It was not exactly smooth sailing but we will skip to the end result, okay?
I made some mistakes along the way which is all part of the learning process. I don’t think you can tell with the final product. I chose Lacey’s dresser because it was a white stand-alone piece. I figured if I messed up really bad it didn’t involve stain and I could just sand & paint. Also, the fact that it isn’t part of a set made for an easy decision.
The wallpaper was a catalog clearance item: Graham & Brown for Land of Nod. The knobs are from Hobby Lobby. I originally wanted Anthro knobs but they were $10 each. And I needed nine. So instead of spending $90, I wasted copious amounts of gas driving to Hobby Lobby every week to check their knob inventory.
The mirror was a cheap HomeGoods find. I’ve had the sconces for nearly a decade. The roses are from our yard. The pottery piece my mom gave me several years ago. The box holds Lacey’s baby book & a few mementos.
I attached the wallpaper with spray adhesive and used a spray polyurethane on top. There is a tutorial on that coming next week. Big mistakes included.
I cannot wait to show you Lacey’s bedroom. The dresser is elegant but the rest of the room says “little girl” in a big way. Not blog-ready but on the horizon for sure.
So, what do you think of my first furniture make-over? Mr. C says it looks “sort-of Grandma” which I translated to “vintage” and took as a total compliment.
P.S. I did paint a bookcase in college. I added vines & flowers- it was so very nineties. Not sure if that counts. I’ve slip-covered furniture. And made a coffee table into a side table. And tackled Ikea cabinets. But I’m saying that, because of a statute of limitations, this is my first furniture makeover. This is my blog so I win.