Pretty up an old chest of drawers or cabinet with patterned wallpaper. It shouldn’t take more than an afternoon.
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What you will need
- Chest of drawers
- Fine sandpaper
- Plascon Super Eggshell Enamel Paint in White
- Tape measure
- Craft knife
- Masking tape
- Spray adhesive
- Crystal knobs
How to transform your chest of drawers
- Lightly sand surfaces of each piece of the chest of drawers using fine sandpaper and wipe clean.
- Using a roller and paintbrush, give the chest of drawer pieces three coats of eggshell paint, leaving to dry between each one. The drawer fronts will be covered in wallpaper, so you will only need to paint the edges.
- Measure the height and width of each drawer front. Add together to get the total figure and cut the wallpaper to size, matching up the pattern repeat (if the width of the drawers is wider than the roll itself).
- Line up the wallpaper, so the pattern matches up and stick masking tape on the back to hold in place. Mark out the size of each drawer on the back of the wallpaper (without any gaps) and cut out each drawer piece. The taped join will become the centre of the long drawers and when matched up, the join won’t show.
- Using spray adhesive, position and stick each piece of wallpaper onto the drawers, making sure the patterns match up. Leave the glue to dry. Attach the crystal knobs to finish.