How To: Painting A Dresser Like Old Vintage Luggage!


Tanya Memme demonstrates a brilliant DIY – painting a dresser to look like old vintage luggage!

Make sure that you take a piece of sandpaper and roughen up the surface slightly before spray painting.  Apply 2 paints of spray paint and allow at least an hour in between each coats to give the paint time to dry.

Painting a dresser like vintage suitcases collage

The materials and equipment that you’ll need to upcycle your old dresser are shown below.

Materials
  • Old dresser
  • Coloured spray paints (sage, beige and burgundy)
  • Hammered paint spray
  • Old belts and buckles
  • Metal clasps / locks, handles and decorative drawer plates
  • Paper tags and stickers or cut out printed pictures
  • Black and white paint pens
  • Diluted black paint
  • Diluted brown paint
Equipment
  • Pencil
  • Set square
  • Ruler
  • Spirit level / guide
  • Masking / decorators tape
  • Sandpaper
  • Screw driver
  • Paint brush
  • Glue
Did You Know?

In 2009, the U.S. EPA reported that furniture accounted for 9.8 million tons (4.1%) of household waste. Furniture is the number one least recycled item in a household, and it was only up until 2008 that there was a recovery (materials used for recycling) greater than 0.05% since the 1960s — 0.1%.

courtesy of: planetsave.com

You can view more furniture upcycling ideas here.


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