Coral Papered Dresser

August 12, 2016

I usually line the drawers in the dressers that I paint.  Most of the time I use gift wrapping paper but occasionally I will use wallpaper.  I found this beautiful wallpaper that had coral sunflowers on it and thought it would be so pretty along with a coral color. So I paired the two together. This was my first time to apply wallpaper on to a piece of furniture.  I wasn't sure it was going to work, but it did!  It was applied with wallpaper paste, the same as you would use on application to a wall.  

 

I first painted the dresser with scandinavian pink (AS chalk paint).  I only did the edges coming down the sides of the dresser as I knew the rest of it would be covered with the paper.  I measured the sides and marked those measurements on the paper to cut to size.  Then I brushed the paste on the dresser and put up the wallpaper, pressing it down as I was going along. You want to make sure there are no bubbles so you have to check for that. It was much easier than I thought it would be as the paper is thick so it's easier to work with than wrapping paper.  

 

I waxed the dresser with clear wax first. Then I did a mix of clear and dark and applied that to some areas so it would look a little bit aged - I didn't do it too much though. On the paper I did apply more dark wax as I wanted the paper to look aged.  It had some shine to the paper so I also wanted that shine to be toned down and I knew the dark wax would help with that.  

 

I scrubbed the hardware clean and used all the original hardware as they were so pretty.  Any time I can salvage and reuse original hardware, that's what I do.  Old hardware is so unique! 

 

 

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