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Girly Dresser Makeover in Calypso

My crew headed back to school today and I think it was all a success…if you overlook the part where I wasn’t nearly as prepared as I thought I was, the kids were wound up trying to get ready, Sam didn’t want to take pictures, and we were late. BUT other than that it was awesome! Naaaahhh….there were some challenges in the morning but we’ll get the kinks worked out. The most important part they love school! That is enough to make this mama happy. 

I finished up this dresser a couple weeks ago now and I was thinking it was time to show it off here. 

This dresser belongs to a spunky little chick, Lyndi. I have enjoyed working with Janet, Lyndi’s mom, on a few projects now but I loved how excited Lyndi was about her dresser makeover. 

Before…a blank canvas…

In process…and yes, Minnie was keeping me company.

**EDITED to answer your questions on how I achieved this look… I prepped, primed, and painted as usual. Then I grabbed an oh so lovely roll of wood grain contact paper…of course any pattern will do it is ultimately going to the garbage anyway. I used my Silhouette Cameo to create the stencil. I LOVE the Cameo because I was able to create the whole pattern in one length per drawer. I CAREFULLY peeled the backing from the contact paper and placed it down on the drawer front. Next, I peeled up all the swirls and then filled in with white paint. Two coats of white and then the contact paper came back up and VOILA!


This picture shows the most true color, SW Calypso. More blue, less green in the other pics. 

There you have it…a super fun makeover!

Primitive and Proper


I found this little french inspired beauty on craigslist and I knew there was a pretty little lady under all the blue and pink sponge paint. Yea…you read that right. The look was well…special. She had good bones so it was worth a whirl.

The sponge paint look brings back memories of my childhood room. Bold pink with white paint sponged on. Wowza!

Sanded and primed she was ready for a bit of color. It seemed like a great dresser for a little girl so I went with Seashore Bud by Valspar for the color. It is a creamy color with a hint of pink. The drawer pulls were nailed in and while I could have taken them out I really didn’t see the need so I painted them as well. Then the mouse and I gave it a light distressing. Finally, I used a polycrylic to seal all surfaces with a paste wax finish for the top. Smooooooth as can be.

The drawers weren’t terrible but with all the frills of the dresser I thought they needed a little pizazz. I Mod Podged some paper in the drawer bottoms with a dainty little print in a pale pink.

The dresser has already found a new home with a sweet family. I hope their little girl enjoys her new dresser for many years to come.

Pool day with my kiddos today and finishing up a project or two. Loving Summertime!

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