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Shabby Chic Dresser with Decoupaged Drawers

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Modern Dresser Makeover with Decoupaged Drawers

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This dresser is the last piece of a custom bedroom set that I’ve just completed. It’s a true transformation from modern and sleek to shabby chic.  The dresser came in dark and modern with 10 drawers!  The wow factor was added to this piece with all decoupaged drawers.   Here is the before… wait until you see the after!

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The drawers were all removed, including the drawer that’s hiding behind the center faux door and the entire dresser was thoroughly prepped.  Many paint brands talk about no prep, but I always like to make sure to sand and clean each and every piece before I start.  Here is a quick video that I did going over how I prep each piece. I know everyone has their own method..  this is mine..

The Paint

This extra large dresser was then hand painted in kiwi white, which is a soft vintage green and finished exactly the same as the night stands.  Rather than repeat my OCD method of how I finished the decoupaged drawers  you can see the step by step process on the night stands post here.

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The only difference is that the nightstands had a total of four drawers where the dresser has ten.  Nine of the drawers were done the same way with the print on the sides where the tenth drawer, the one behind the faux door was completed a little differently.  We decided to add the print on the drawer front making it visible as soon as the door is opened. modern dresser, painted dresser, mint dresser, sage chalk paint


The original hardware was removed, holes plugged and brand new clear crystal knobs from D. Lawless Hardware were added.  Aren’t they perfect for the piece? They add a much softer look as opposed to the original dark pulls. shabby chic, distressed dresser, chalk paint, mint, sage, crystal knobs painted dresser, shabby chic dresser, crystal knobs, distressed, chalk paint

The dresser was distressed using my favorite flexible sandpaper revealing bits of dark underneath creating a vintage appearance. distressed, chalk paint, kiwi white, shabby chic, nyc, nj, just the woods

The transformation of this dresser is pretty drastic from its original dark finish to a new soft shabby chic, if I do say so myself.decoupage, shabby chic, sage green, chalk paint, painted furniture, staten islandpainted dresser, painted furniture, shabby chic, distressed, decouapagemodern dresser painted, shabby chic, chalk paint, just the woods, nj, nyc decoupage, print on sides of drawers, tissue paper, shabby chic

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