Chevron Dresser/Changer Makeover

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After seeing this dresser on Pinterest as well as my cousin posting pics of her adorable multi-fabric version she made for her daughter on Facebook, I had to make one of these for the coming baby’s nursery.  The Pinterest pin was uploaded by user so I decided to make it up as I go.  It turned out to be so easy, I decided to share the simple tutorial with you.  Such an inexpensive, easy way to give new life to something you already own.  This was also my first Mod Podge project and it won’t be the last!

Did I mention this makeover cost me all of about $10?  Can’t beat that!

What You’ll Need:
Mod Podge Matte
Fabric (Enough to cover your dresser’s drawers.  I used less than a half yard of this fabric.)
Foam Brushes
Rotary Cutter/Mat
Here is the dresser/changer I wanted to make over.  It was my daughter’s and I thought it’d be fun to make it match the crib sheets for the new baby girl that’ll be here in about 4 weeks!

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I removed the knobs and measured the drawer fronts.  I cut the fabric exactly the size as the front of the drawer.  I cut each drawer from the fabric with no excess in between so that the zig zags would line up.  I layed the fabric on the drawer the ensure the size was right and then ironed all 3 pieces of fabric well.

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Then using a foam brush, I covered the top of the drawer fronts with one thick layer of Mod Podge.
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Then I carefully lined up the fabric and placed it on top.  Rubbing and smoothing the fabric to the drawer to ensure no there were no bubbles.  Then I covered the fabric well (especially on the edges) with 2 coats of Mod Podge (allowing 15 minutes to dry between layers).
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I let all 3 drawers dry overnight (And my toddlers still managed to sneak in that room and handprint the Mod Podge while it was drying!!).  Then I simply poked a hole through where the knob holes were and put the knobs back in the drawers and the drawers back in the dresser.  
I love, love, love the end result!  Who knew it could be so easy (and inexpensive)?!
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Here’s a little sneak peek at the nursery that’s almost finished.  Full reveal and décor details to come in the next week or two!

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Dawn is the DIY & Lifestyle blogger/Graphic Designer behind By Dawn Nicole. She is a mom of 3 who believes in "throwing kindness around like confetti". While Dawn loves all things creative, she has a passion for hand-lettered typography. A clean-eating foodie who loves cooking as much as a a good long outdoor run, she believes in balance and rarely lets a day go by without dark chocolate and over-caffeinating. She is also a contributor to the Silhouette Blog, Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke, and The Pinning Mama .

Comments

  1. I love this! I need to have more guts to do things like this. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Good luck with baby #3!

  2. Just linked over from someday crafts. I had to check out your chevron pattern. Looks amazing! I just made chevron patterned storage boxes for my daughter’s room. Loving the look of the chevron. Hope you’ll check me out homehappyhome.blogspot.com
    Amy

  3. How fun. It turned out really pretty!

  4. This is just wayyyy to adorable for words! Great job!

  5. Gorgeous! I love how the dresser ties together with the bedding! Very cute!

    Katie @ Little Becky Homecky
    http://littlebeckyhomecky.blogspot.com

  6. I think it is super cute and perfect for a nursery!!

  7. that’s awesome! i’m a late comer to the chevron craze, and i am really making up for lost time. i’ve got a brand new chevron ottoman that i am in l.o.v.e with!

  8. This is absolutely adorable. I love your nursery!

  9. Ohhhh my gosh! Simply adorable!!! Hope you’ll link this up at our new linky party! We feature our favorites each week! We’re your newest followers and we’d love to have you link up and follow if you’d like!

    http://www.classyclutter.blogspot.com/2012/02/saturday-spotlight-2.html

    Mallory @ Classy Clutter

  10. I love this, I never would have thought to mod podge fabric on to the dresser, I thought it was paint! Great Job

  11. Love the dresser and cheveron stripes:) The nursery is just soo adorable:)Love, love your color choices.

  12. that is so pretty! Great job! I love modge podge too!

  13. This is so cute!

  14. Your changer turned out really pretty! I love it! I’d love to have you share this with our readers for our Fun Stuff Fridays link up! http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/02/fun-stuff-fridays-11.html

  15. Love it!! Such an easy way to spruce up the changing table! I love the pink pom poms you’ve got hanging from the ceiling too! What a cute space!

  16. This is so cute. I wish I had a dresser to change.

  17. Love it! The gray and white together are so striking with the chevron.

  18. Looks amazing! It’s a great update for a changing table. :) ~Megan

  19. What a lucky baby. Looks fantastic. Would love it if you linked up here:
    http://www.decoratinginsanity.com/2012/02/furniture-friday-6-and-link-party.html
    xo…mONICa

  20. Love the changing table!!! I would love it if you linked up at my party going on now! (It’s my very first one!!)

    Jill
    http://www.jillifyit.com

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