Since I've had so much success (& fun) using lace curtains for marker boards & trivets... I thought I'd give it a try on furniture! (Stay tuned for more makeovers with this technique).
I found this little dresser on a Garage Sale Site (I wish a had a before, it was yellowish green and just crying to be pretty again). It had already been painted so that saved me time priming.
Step 1 - Clean with a de-greaser (to get off all the crud that accumulates).
Step 2 - I painted the drawer faces a metallic silver (after I removed the existing hardware).
Step 3 - I painted the body of the dresser with Rustoleum Black Gloss Enamel.
Step 4 - I laid all 5 drawers faces up side by side (touching so the paint would not cover the edges.
Step 5 - I used a valance I picked up at a Garage Sale for $2 and laid it over the drawer faces. I secured it with painters tape, pulling tight to avoid bleeding.
Step 7 - I carefully removed the tape trying not to shift the lace. Then I pulled back the lace carefully.
Step 8 - After the drawers dried completely I put the dresser back together.
Step 9 - This had to be the toughest part of this makeover... Hardware. It came with hardware but I wanted something glass and fun... I ended up buying glass hardware and hating the look.. Finally I took the original hardware spray painted it black to match the dresser and.... TA DA!!
I just love how it turned out!! (Now if I use a valance again - see the lighter 'strip' that's where a rod would have went... I would have measured and made sure it didn't end up crooked..).
I love how it looks with my Thrift Store Mirror & Sconces (now necklace hangers).
Stay tuned for this Lace Makeover next...
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