Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Do It Yourself {DIY Subway Dresser}

I've been putting this project off for a looooong time.
I've had the stencils cut out, the paint all mixed up and the dresser ready to go. 
I just didn't feel like doing it.
You ever have one of those....years?

A little background on this dresser. This was a Goodwill find. 10 years ago. 
It started out as a little girl's dresser. The type one would find at Sears. It had a laminate top and seashells on the front drawers. 
My hubby went to work on it and removed the seashells and stripped the top of the laminate. 
I painted it in a distressed pattern and used it as a changing table. 

Then, when we moved into this house, I painted it again with a horrible brown paint. 
I've hated it ever since but have been too lazy to do anything with it.


 {you can barely see it here^^}

My little guy has a thing for planes. WWII planes to be exact. 
I thought of doing a subway type design on the front of the dresser to go along with a plane theme.
And here it is!

 I love it!

My little guy loves it!
And it only took a year. HA!
Well, not exactly. I polished it off in one Saturday. I cut out the stencils with my Cricut and mixed my own chalk paint.
I then stenciled on the names of the major world airports with Old Ochre chalk paint by Annie Sloan.
The drawer pulls were already bought. Except I couldn't find two! Aggh.

I am planning on painting a huge WWII bomber plane on a giant canvas I bought and hanging it over the dresser.
I hope you enjoyed reading this update.
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Also, don't forget to enter my current giveaway featured on the top right hand side for the Hello! Cupcake cookbook.
Have a great week!
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Funky Junk Interiors 

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  1. I can see why you love it! Your dresser turned out wonderful! Love the colors and the theme.
    Pieced Pastimes
    PS-Would love to have you link this up to Saturday Sparks. Links are open till Friday.

  2. This turned out fabulous!!!
    I've done a few subway dressers now too and will never tire of them -
    Visiting from Funky Junk - and am your newest follower!
    Hugs from Montreal,
    Suzan :)

  3. Great job.

    Stopping by today from Dorothy Sue and Millie B's too



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