decoupaged dresser

What a excitement I had, when I seen this great idea at The Wannabe Cottage.

She decoupaged a desk, with a book.

Of course she is super talented and my sister.

I believe most of my inspiration is derived from her.

I came up with this dresser, using the same method.

 This is my new and improved decoupaged dresser.

I used  a book, and chalkboard paint on the drawers.

We have enjoyed this new dresser.

I love the special messages my husband leaves me, or I leave him.

Here is what The Wannabe Cottage had came up with.

I love how she put the chalk paint on the very top. How creative.

Wow Think of all the options, you could do.

 Maybe a whole furniture line. Oh the possibilities.

Here are the supplies you will need.

  • Book/ or sheets of music
  • mod podge
  • paint brush
  • chalk board pant. I used Charcoal Grey to Fit my room
  • electric sander, or your muscle power.

This brown dresser was just to plain for me.

I worked in sections. I first would paint the dresser with mod podge, then apply the paper.

Next I applied more mod podge on top of the paper.

I tried to get all bumps and creases out.

I layered the book pages in different angles.

After some sticky fingers, and a whole container of mod podge, the pages were all in place.

The next step was sanding the dresser doors.

After sanding I took charcoal grey chalkboard paint, and gave the drawers 3 coats of paint.

The dresser turned out great.

The sweet messages are such a bonus.

I have some special plans for the window above the dresser. I cant wait to show you.

Parties Im linked to.

Its so very Cheri
The DIY Club
The Lettered Cottage
Crazy Domestic
faded charm cottage
Until next time,


Alicia said...

I really love this dresser! You and Jenna are so freakin creative...

I'm wearing my bright green hair piece today :) It looks great with my purple printed scarf !

ruby said...

I'm impressed with your creativity, the dresser looks great.

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

A whole new fab look! Congrats!

cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com said...

How very creative - love it! What a cool idea to use an old window. Simply wonderful.

come visit

Christina said...

Wow - this is so creative and it looks GREAT!

Vising from POPP!!

boogieboard Cottage said...

Hi Melissa, I love your dresser! I would like to invite you to link this up to my new blog party, Masterpiece Monday, at my blog, Boogieboard Cottage. The link will be up until the 9th. I hope you can join in the fun!

Happy New year!

Heaven's Walk - said...

So very creative, Melissa! Very unique and very cool! Great job! Happy WW to you!

xoxo laurie

Chris said...

I love that you labeled the contents! What fun.

Jena @ Involving Color said...

I love this idea, and it sounds so fun to be able to change up what you write on the paint. Great job! I'm so glad I came across your blog!

Robby said...

I love book page dressers, and yours looks fantastic! I definitely need to try this someday.


Rachael@Lovely Crafty Home said...

Wow, love this! Will you share at my linky party?

Rachael@Lovely Crafty Home said...

Thanks so much for linking up! Hope to see you again!

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Don't mind me. Just catching up on your blog.

I've never decopaged a big piece of furniture like that. It came out great! I love the idea of chalkboard on the drawers. this is going in the inspiration file for sure.
Thanks for sharing.

Yanet of 3 SKBs

Lucy Designs said...

Oh I just love this! very nice

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

This looks soooo super duper "COOL"...love it!


Hi, I'm Suz!! said...

I. love. this.

Too super cool!!! Definitely going to bookmark this and hopefully be able to try it this spring!!

Hugs ~~ Suz

Anonymous said...

I agree with you it really did turn out great. Brown is just a boring color. Sick of it.

-Zane of ontario honey

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