You guys! I am soooooo excited to share this dresser with you today. Lately I have been feeling a little less reserved in my furniture makeovers and have just been having more fun. There was the coral and gold leaf dresser, then the emerald and wood dresser I showed you yesterday, and today I am excited to share a DIY forest mural dresser!
Another vendor at Sweet Clover found this one for me and I am always a sucker for dressers of this Empire style.
I knew right away what I wanted to do with it. Last fall I had given our playroom door a makeover with a black and white forest mural wallpaper from Design Your Wall, and I had been
hoarding saving the extra pieces for a rainy day. This dresser was my rainy day, and I knew its drawers would look great in this wallpaper. Plus, they had some veneer issues, so they were the perfect candidate.
Before I could paper the drawers, I gave the body of the dresser a couple coats of General Finishes lamp black. I distressed the edges and sealed it with General Finishes finishing wax, and then buffed with a rag to the sheen I desired.
To see how I applied the wallpaper, head on over to ehow for a step by step tutorial, with a photo for each step.
I had fun staging this piece with my black and white antiques sign, and my black Panton chair from Scout & Nimble.
So if you are interested in the full details on how I applied the wallpaper, hop on over to ehow.
Have you pushed the envelope lately? I don’t know if it’s the weather or what lately, but I am all about being bold in my DIYs at the moment! What bold moves have you made lately?
Oh, and for you locals, this piece is available at Sweet Clover this coming weekend!
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