Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Another Cheap Trick

remember this sad guy?


well, over the weekend i brought him back to life!


it was really simple, too! here's what i did...

i painted the body black then painted the drawers white.
then i used my silhouette SD (similar to a cricut) to cut out several stencils using a really heavy cardstock. (you can also purchase stencils at your local craft store.)
next, i used a spray adhesive,  just on one side of the stencils, let it air-dry for a few seconds to make it tacky (so that it would work as a temporary adhesive), and lined them up on the drawers, being sure to press down firmly.


after that, i spray painted the drawers black. the outline left by the stencils was great, but needed some touching up, so i decided to go ahead and go over all of it with some white paint and a very small brush. (sounds worse than it was. it actually didn't take that long and was something i could do while sitting in front of the TV.)
 


i replaced the old handles with knobs that i bought at lowe's for only $2 each. i wanted to go with something simple, but that would also accentuate the retro feel of the pattern. i think these accomplish that perfectly!

the whole thing came together so well and i spent less than $50 from start to finish!


19 comments:

Ashley at flats to flip flops said...

So talented! Love it!
Ashley

Andrea said...

Man I wish I had your eye for stuff like this!! I want so badly to paint some cabinets and I'm too chicken to do it!

Stephanie said...

This is ah-mazing!!! Oh my gosh, I love the eye you have for this kind of stuff!

Our Journey Through This Lovely Life said...

Super CUTE!

Valerie said...

Great makeover! I love the finished product!

Heather @ A Little Hope in My Pocket said...

Looks awesome!!!! Love it!

SLESE1014 said...

when I saw this on FB I was astounded....you are so freaking talented....I wish I had as much talent as your little finger holds...or maybe I should just hire you! :)

Deborah said...

Amazing job!! No wonder I'm coming to you to help me re-do things!!

BusyMomofTwins said...

Love this! Found your blog through Bloggy Moms.
Looking forward to following you!

http://familyfoodtravel.blogspot.ca

Kerrie

Sarah said...

Oh. My. God. This is fabulous! :) It would match my kitchen perfectly hahahah Great job girl!

Sarah said...

this looks great!! i'm a new follower :)

Allison Barrett said...

Hi Carlia!
New follower here from Sunny with a Chance of Sprinkles. I am so in love with that upcycled dresser. Oh my!

xo,
Allison
http://barretts1234.blogspot.com/

RedRoseVintage said...

I follow you on twitter so decided to follow your blog as well. The drawers came out amazing!!
xo sandra
redrose-vintage.blogspot.com

The Travel Hack said...

Wow, that's amazing. I can't believe you managed to make such a fabulous dresser! You make it look so easy!

www.thetravelhack.com

hannahtee said...

I love this. I want to make this.

Do you think you could post a picture of the stencil you used? I wonder if I could find one similar at Micheal's or Joanne's that would work...?

Christi Lynn said...

wow! that is quite the transformation! I love it.

Maria said...

seriously, that is an amazing transformation, carlia!! i am in love with it!! you need a boutique...you really do! :)
i am so excited to paint and refinish some possible pieces for a nursery in the future. my mom has all my old furniture and my dad gave me our family's old rocking chair. i just need to send em' all to you and have you work wonders. ;)
hope you, mack, and b had a wonderful weekend. <3
xoxox
maria

~Maria said...

Visiting from ICLW. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this! How stinkin' gorgeous is THAT? It makes me want to paint my entire bedroom furniture collection that I purchased 15 years ago. Ha!

ICLW#69

Cocalores said...

Very pretty! You made it sound so easy (but I suspect it was a lot harder than it sounds *g*)!

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