Thursday, March 25, 2010

Today's Big Project: Tiny Dresser Makeover in Leopard Print.

I'm in the process of reinventing my daughter's room with a theme: leopard print. Today, my mother-in-law came over to help me with some deep cleaning of the room and to hang curtains. I then decided that I was going to paint all of her furniture black with a leopard print. We lugged everything downstairs, and the first piece I looked at was this small drawer tower (isn't it sooo dull looking in the photo above?). And then I had a brilliant idea: I would still paint it black, but instead of painting on the print, I would attach some pink leopard print fabric I had (and it matches some pillows I made her the other day).

One of the drawers has been broken. So rather than attempt to fix it, I decided to leave it out and attach the bottom of the drawer back to the unit after it had been covered in fabric...creating a shelf.

I also painted and added on some brand new knob handles for the drawers, and added some decorative silver studs in the corners. Isn't it AWESOME?

Oddly enough, I had to finish off the last coat of black paint with a tiny bottle I had...since somehow my large pint of it had been tainted towards the end of the project and turned into a navy blue. Wtf? I now don't have enough black to continue with the rest of the furniture today like I had planned, but I'm really excited about how this turned out! High five!

Yep...I did the lamp today too :)


Teagan said...

i love your site it's so cool

Katie Fallecker on March 30, 2010 at 2:47 PM said...

this looks WONDERFUL! great job!!!

Rachel on March 31, 2010 at 11:04 AM said...


Lanie Ree on March 31, 2010 at 3:35 PM said...

Wow, I love it! And leaving the drawer off to create a shelf was such a good choice!

Thank you for linking this to A Little Craft Therapy with Life in the Pitts.

Leslie on April 3, 2010 at 3:13 PM said...

Wow - that looks awesome - my daughter would LOVE something like this! Were going to be doing her room this summer and I'll keep this in mind, thanks for the inspiration :o)

jayebe on June 2, 2010 at 6:21 PM said...

Quite possibly the most amazing thing I've seen in some time.

Hope you don't mind if I totally rip you off on this one...? I bought 10 yards of leopard fabric in high school, and yes, somehow still have quite a bit kicking around.

God love craigslist. I'm curb side alert-ing a little wood dresser. I just happen to have sand paper and my brother in law works for california paints (holla!) so I've got the hookup.

jayebe on June 2, 2010 at 6:22 PM said...

Oh, regarding the lamp shade- I think I wanna make one "rachel inspired." I'm gonna dollar store up something that has some kind of material that won't burn and just stencil the leopard print.

Rachel on June 5, 2010 at 3:48 PM said...

Jayebe the most amazing thing? Wow, thank you, that's a mighty compliment there!

I totally don't mind - just make sure you share photos of your finished project with me!

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