PA­PERED PER­SON­AL­ITY

Do It Yourself - - MAKE IT -

Re­vive a tired dresser us­ing wall­pa­per with a print, pat­tern, or tex­ture you love, pre­vi­ous page. Be­gin by re­mov­ing knobs, sand­ing the dresser, and wip­ing off any resid­ual dust with a damp cloth. Prime and paint the dresser (A); let dry. Lay the wall­pa­per on a flat sur­face with the pat­tern side up. Place the top drawer on the wall­pa­per.

Us­ing a util­ity knife, cut the wall­pa­per around the front panel of the drawer (B). Re­peat for all re­main­ing draw­ers, mak­ing sure to line up the top of each drawer where the wall­pa­per was just cut. (This keeps a con­tin­u­ous flow of the wall­pa­per pat­tern across all drawer fronts.) Spray ad­he­sive on the drawer front and at­tach the wall­pa­per piece, smooth­ing out any air bub­bles (C). Con­tinue this process for each drawer. In­stall knobs, and slide draw­ers into painted dresser.

OUR DRESSER IS PAINTED A RICH GREEN. BEN­JAMIN MOORE, GREEN GABLES, 2041-30

A B C

DRAW­ERS WITH FLAT FRONTS ARE A MUST WHEN AP­PLY­ING WALL­PA­PER. FIND AN IN­EX­PEN­SIVE OP­TION AT A THRIFT STORE OR DIS­COUNT RE­TAILER.

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