So I had these little night stands. They were given to me, and I have never been excited about them. So I decided if I don't like them what do I have to lose? I might as well play with them a little right?
Instead of me just showing you the before & afters like always, I figured I would do a little tutorial for you all, just in case you also have furniture that could use a little face lift.
Step 1: Removed old hardware.
Step 2: Go over entire surface with 120 grit sandpaper.
Step 3: Wipe Down
Step 4: Apply fresh coat(s) of paint to the surface (if needed). I wanted to make sure once I applied the paper the background would stay the same since there was so much brown showing through.
Step 6: Paint the inside any color (if desired) with two coats eggshell paint.
Step 7: Take a 14x14 sheet(s) of scrapbook paper & measure out the space you want to cover.
Once my cuts were made I placed the paper on top to make sure it fit nicely.
Step 8: Apply a layer of Mod Podge to the area you want the paper. Then place the paper on the area, being sure to smooth out all bubbles carefully (Modge Podge will dry clear so don't worry if its a little hazy).
Step 9: Repeat step 7 & 8 for each of the drawers.
Step 10: After your paper is in place, wipe off any extra mod podge with a damp rag. Let dry before moving on.
Step 11: After your paper is dry, Spread a even layer of mod podge over the top of the paper, being careful again that you smooth out any bubbles (your hands may get covered in podge, mine sure did).
Step 12: After your top coat of Mod Podge is dry, you can go over the entire piece with some polyurethane (I used clear satin). This will not only seal the Mod Podge but make the whole piece more protected against daily wear and tear.
After that is dry, you are DONE!
Just for fun how about a side by side?
I love them, and I hope you do too! Please let me know if you try this project, I would love to see what you all come up with!