hey there lovelies and a very happy wednesday to you, wherever you may be. today i wanted to share with you another gorgeous diy project i completed recently (yay!) using my mod podge technique from my desk makeover. you can see above all of the things you will need for this diy project, just in case you'd like to have a go yourselves! you will need: colourful papers cut into rectangles/squares, scissors, mod podge, foam brush, new door handles and scredriver)
as you can see, the wardrobes we have here at home were a little bit dull, a little bit old and not very inspirational.
we thrifted these for just £25 each, so they were a total bargain. however, i knew they would need a little bit of a makeover if they were going to become permanent residents in our home. 1. first of all, i wiped down the surface with a baby wipe and some kitchen roll to clean off any dirt or dust. i also unscrewed and removed the old handles.
2. i laid out all of my pretty papers for easy access (nb. your hands will become covered in mod podge during this process - the easier it is for you to grab things the less chance there is of you getting mod podge where it shouldn't be!)
3. add a thin, even layer of mod podge to the surface of the door with your foam brush and begin applying your papers.
4. smooth out wrinkles as you go with your fingers and add in a top layer of mod podge to seal your papers.
5. repeat for quite some time (don't be too perfectionist about the wrinkles - they'll look better once it dries i promise!)
6. leave to dry
7. continue and cover both doors. then add your new handles. i used the original hole and use the screw to push through from the inside to the outside. i had my hand in place to avoid tearing the papers. if you do tear them don't worry - you can always patch it up with some more paper!
we had two wardrobes and i think (and my husband does too) that they look fantastic now. so much brighter and cheerier than before.
i also decided to extend this to the other bedroom furniture we have. i gave the drawers of this chest of drawers a makeover too (and now they match!) these drawers were also thrifted for only £15.
and finally, the other thrifted chest of drawers got it's own little makeover. now all of our bedroom furniture matches!
i did all of these pieces of furniture within one day. i didn't have to empty out the drawers/wardrobes, i didn't have to put down plastic sheeting. it was simple, quick and easy.
much better than the trauma of painting furniture i think!
what will you mod podge today? i'd love to know if you plan to try this!