One of my goals when my kiddos went back to school was to work my way through my house room by room and clean/organize everything. Of course this isn’t an easy task when I find the need to repaint and completely redo the entire space. My daughter’s room was no exception. Her room was so bad that I couldn’t even look in there. The two of us finally just put on our hazmat suits and went to work cleaning! You all… I took out EIGHT trash bags of literally just garbage!!! (From now on she’ll be picking up everything that’s out-of-place on a daily basis.) She didn’t know, but when she left for a three-day camp with her class, I got busy making over her entire room. One of the projects I wanted to tackle was a dresser makeover with fabric covered drawers.
This months Junk Revision Challenge is all about creating something with fabric and giving it new life. I figured this would be a great time to bust out the Mod Podge and makeover the dresser.
I began by removing all the hardware and painting the dresser white. The fabric I chose has tiny arrows running across the width of the fabric, so I tried to make sure my lines were cut straight as not to create a crooked fabric look.
I have seen different techniques on how to decopage furniture. Some say to add a half-inch to each edge and to cut around the drawers once the Mod Podge is dry. While this would work, I figured why not just cut it to the size I need once, rather than messing with an exacto knife later. Work smarter, not harder people!
Unless you want a very shiny finish, I recommend using a matte finish Mod Podge. Then you will simple apply an even layer of glue onto the drawer front and attach the fabric. You will want to work the fabric with your fingers to get all of the creases smoothed out.
After you have your fabric secured onto the drawers, you can then add a layer of Mod Podge to the top of the fabric as well. This will help your fabric stay on for good and it also makes your drawers easier to wipe down. While your waiting for the Mod Podge to dry, you can spray paint all the hardware to match.
Once my drawers were completely dry, I used a knife to cut a hole through the fabric where the hardware holes were.
After the hardware was put back onto the drawers, I was done!
I might be slightly obsessed with her dresser now.
My mother in law was in on the bedroom surprise too! She volunteered to sew matching curtains for me because lets face it, I don’t sew. I will be sharing Ms. D’s complete bedroom makeover with you all soon!
So, is everyone ready to Mod Podge fabric onto everything you own now or just me?
Don’t forget to check out what my friends have made with fabric in the links below.