Did you have a happy Valentine’s Day? We took a Valentine detour yesterday. Today, let’s give this refurbished dresser some texture and detailing.
The design on the paintable wall paper drew my attention right away. (Click picture for ordering details.)
The minute I saw the vintage detail, I knew exactly where I wanted it for everyday enjoyment. 🙂
Do you like the lacy look? Tell me I’m not the only one! Please!
If you’d like to give the paper some color, you could paint it a solid color. Or, accent the print like the XO I made on the Facebook Live video (link in Monday’s dresser reveal post).
It’s a dry brush method. Dab your brush into the paint, then scrape your brush along the edge of the paint can. Drag the sides of the brush lightly over the surface to color the raised stamping in your color(s) of choice. Swish it back and forth, up and down, all around – until you like the way it looks. You can use a roller, but that wastes a lot of paint.
If you prefer the clean white, skip the painting and move to the pasting.
Here’s the Facebook Live video, or you can read on and see the close-up pictures.
When I painted my drawers, I tried to be neat along the sides. When I placed the paper to the drawer before pasting, I realized I wanted white behind the edges so no dark would be exposed. I quickly painted the drawer edges to give the paper a white background.
Yeah, you’re right…it doesn’t look very neat, but it’ll be covered, remember?
Measure the distance inside the drawer.
Cut a piece from the wallpaper roll to your measurement minus half an inch for ease.
The full width is perfect for two drawer sides, so fold and cut in half.
Place pieces over the sides, and trim around the point where the drawer front meets the side.
Run paste over the wallpaper pieces.
Follow the instructions on your wallpaper paste. It may say to fold your paper onto itself and let it sit for five minutes.
Attach pieces to drawer sides, aligning the trimmed areas. Then run a tiny clean, dry roller over the paper from bottom to top in a diagonal direction, over the edge and down to the inside. This works any air bubbles out.
You should have a few inches of paper on the inside, which is enough at my house because the drawers will be full in no time!
Finger-press to secure areas with curvatures.
Stand back and admire the luscious-ness of that paper!
There you have it, folks! Wasn’t that easy?
I’m sharing this DIY at Metamorphosis Monday. Follow the link and join us! 🙂