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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Grey Paisley Dresser and side table

Grey Paisley Dresser and Side table
Actually finished November 2015

I had been waiting a long time to find the right piece to try this fabric detail and I am so happy with the outcome that I am definitely doing this again!

The furniture has wonderful detail but the wood tones are faded and sad. There is a fake veneer so there is no stripping or staining that I can be done on them.

I just love this paisley burlap!

The body gets a couple coats of French Linen and the drawers get a lighter version of French linen that I made with Old White. 

 In the end you will see by using two tones of this color it will give it nice dimension.

Adding the fabric was pretty easy. I cut it to fit and then spread a layer of Mod Podge on the drawer where the fabric is to go. Once that is done lay the fabric down and smooth out any air bubbles. Then apply another liberal dose of Mod Podge to the top of the fabric and let dry. I do this with the drawers out of the dresser facing up so there are no drips.

 I am so in love with this!!!
What do you think?


  1. Love this is it beautiful! Other then the Mod Podge on the fabric did you top coat it with anything else? Also since it was done in 2015 how is the fabric holding up ? Great job!

    1. Hi there I am glad you liked the dresser. The Mod Podge acts as a sealant so nothing else has to be done. It has held up really well, I have had no problems and it looks just as new as the first day and that is even having to moved houses. It was a very rewarding project.

  2. Lolo, again you dazzle. I jope you are making 20 trillion dollars doing this. Your creativity merits it.