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How to upcycle a dresser

How to... make a dresser to impress

In honor of Earth Day, we're celebrating those brave, crafty connoisseurs who make new uses of old items. So whether you’re refashioning your mother’s old dresser or came across a garage sale gem you're dying to redesign, here are some clever upcycles to give you inspiration.

How to... make a dresser to impress

Dresser facelift

If you like your dresser and want to continue to use it as such, perhaps a little facelift is in order. That’s what Candice of Candoodles: ReFab Diaries discovered when her friend shared the potential of a dresser from a grandparents’ shed.

You will need:

  • Dresser
  • Sandpaper
  • Latex paint
  • Stencil and stencil brush
  • Knobs

Step 1:

Sand entire dresser.

Step 2:

Paint drawers and dresser with latex paint. Allow paint to completely dry before adding stencil on drawers.

Step 3:

For the stencil detailing on drawers, carefully use a stencil pattern and stencil brush (or sponge).

Note: Remove stencil pattern while paint is wet; latex paint will peel with the stencil if it is dry.

Step 4:

Add knobs.

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