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Lifestyle of a Creative : Dresser Refurbish

August 14, 2015

Every now and then my creative juices get off track from my usual graphic design and photography. To accommodate for that, I have a special category called “Lifestyle of a Creative” for followers to find these projects. In this case, I finally decided to refurbish my old dressers. In today’s post, I will run you through the process of this renovation.

© Noel 2015

© Noel 2015

 

On this particular dresser, it was a mix of real wood and laminate pieces. Therefore, I opted not to do much sanding, and use quality, interior paint, in an eggshell finish with paint & primer in one. First, make sure all surfaces are wiped clean. Then I removed the all the metal pieces I could. For the hardware, RUST-OLEUM Hammered grey spray paint covered nicely, and gave the handles an awesome texture!

© Noel 2015

© Noel 2015

After taking the hardware off and painting them, tape off edges for clean lines on both the dressers’ base and drawers.

© Noel 2015

© Noel 2015

Lastly, I wanted to compliment the hammered grey handles with a modern and textured top. The original top was made of a laminate piece, so to avoid paint chipping from items sliding across it I needed something more durable. The solution is these cool backsplash adhesive tiles from Home Depot. They are originally meant for something like a kitchen backsplash wall, so the adhesive is very strong, the tiles are durable, and stainless steel textured.

© Noel 2015

© Noel 2015

Before sticking the tiles down, lay them out across the top to make sure they are arranged properly and fit well. The tiles can be cut into smaller sizes with a very durable blade. However, in my case everything fit perfectly without having to trim any of the pieces. The final results were awesome!!

© Noel 2015

© Noel 2015

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Happy Creating!

Noel

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