Sunday, 17 March 2013

From Faux Bois to Faux Leather, dresser makeover

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I got this lovely dresser from the local Storage Wars on Facebook, isn't it beautiful, lol, yeah I know, 
U G L Y!  Particle board at its best! (or worst)  but it was solid and the drawers all worked nicely!  You know I love a challenge!

Several years ago I got white faux leather for a good price, my first thought when I saw it in the store was that I wanted to cover a dresser with it.  I popped off the drawer pulls and stretched the fabric all around the dresser so that it wouldn't have any seams.  .

               I attached nailhead trim on it to hold the fabric at the top, then cut the centre away.

It was a little scary to cut this away, worrying that I would slip and cut it too close to the edge, but it all worked out just fine.

I tacked the edges in.

Now on to the drawer pulls, I just didn't have anything around that I felt suited it.  Jasmin suggested something long, and I got hooked on that idea, but couldn't do it because I just don't have anything and wasn't about to spend $15 to $20 per pull.  So, what to do, what to do? I had some wooden knobs that I covered with beads, but it really didn't do anything for this project.

I made these little bead  flowers.

You know me, I never just make one of anything, I made one of every colour that I had.  Quite the little garden I have going (growing?) here.  I think I made 10, all different colours.

I glued them onto some small knobs that I took off the  blue, cream, and silver dresser.

Here she is!

The pics aren't very good, but I don't feel like going back out in the cold to get more.

 I haven't really committed to these pulls on this particular (or particle) (ha ha, I know, cheesy) dresser, but for now, this is it.

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  1. Classy! You always scare me when you make those cuts too!

  2. Just so you know "Collin" is "Susan"! Don't know how that happened ~ I'll let him figure it out! ha

  3. Well, I would never have thought of covering a dresser with anything but paint. You gave this boring dresser some serious pizzazz!

    Great job!:)


  4. Very Pretty Faye! I absolutly love the drawer pulls. Very dainty and eye catching. Who would have though, leather on a dresser. Very nice - Sarah S.

  5. I have bedroom set that is pretty sturdy, but in need of a makeover. I have wanted to cover it for a while with faux leather, but did not know how it would work. You have inspired me to give it a try. I hope mine turns out as great as yours did.


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