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.
The materials and equipment that you’ll need to upcycle your old dresser are shown below.
- 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
- Set square
- Spirit level / guide
- Masking / decorators tape
- Screw driver
- Paint brush
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