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Y’all ready for a colorful dresser makeover with contact paper? You know I’m not much for bright colors, but when it comes to my kids playroom, well why not! I keep most of my kids small toys in an old dresser that I painted many years ago. The paint was in desperate need of a touch up, so I decided to give this old dresser a fun makeover with a few bright colors and some chalkboard adhesive vinyl.
Speaking of vinyl, I’m also going to share with y’all a great product that I’m using for this fun furniture flip! Stick around, I’m going to show you how I transformed this dresser with a colorful dresser makeover with adhesive vinyl chalkboard paper.
I want to share with you some “before” pictures.
This dresser was in need of a makeover, and a fun colorful one!
You can see where the old chalk paint was chipping and discolored. I wanted to add a little color to the sides of the drawers and I found some inspiration from Pinterest below.
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Since the sides of the dresser drawers were not in good condition I thought it would be fun to cover them with colorful adhesive vinyl contact paper.
The first thing I did before I added the adhesive vinyl was to repaint the dresser with a similar gray chalk paint.
I repainted the dresser in Annie Sloan chalk paint with the color French Linen.
I believe this color is almost exactly the same color I painted it the first time but honestly I can’t remember it’s been so long.
After the paint dried, I added the adhesive vinyl so I could transform this dresser into a fun colorful piece of furniture.
Applying colorful adhesive vinyl contact paper to the sides of the dresser drawers
Look at all the colors of adhesive vinyl I received. How could I choose just six?
After I chose six, I gathered my materials to cut it.
I measured the drawer and then began to cut the colorful adhesive vinyl.
Standout Vinyl gave me this handy little squeegee with a fabric tip to help spread the Chalkboard paper out on the drawer.
After I applied the colorful vinyl it was time to apply the chalkboard vinyl paper!
I created a border around the chalkboard vinyl with craft tape I found at Target.
Now that I’ve applied all the adhesive vinyl on my dresser for my colorful furniture makeover, It was time to sit back and let the kids enjoy.
A side note; I’ve used a lot of chalkboard spray paint, chalkboard paint and other chalkboard contact paper over the years. In my opinion, this product is the closest thing to buying a real chalkboard that I’ve used.
The best part is that when you don’t want to use it anymore, you just peel it off!
If you’ve ever used chalkboard paint you know what I mean. The old chalkboard paint requires a “repaint” after a few uses. Standout vinyl’s chalkboard paper seems to wipe clean very easily.
The last thing I did for this furniture makeover was to remove the old drawer pulls and spray paint them in an array of colors.
Colorful dresser makeover with adhesive vinyl contact paper
My kids love it! Like I said earlier, the best part is that when they grow out of the “colorful” stage, all I have to do is remove the adhesive vinyl and then I can refinish the dresser however I want to.
Thanks for stopping by to see my colorful furniture makeover with adhesive vinyl and chalkboard paper. I hope you’ve been inspired to repurpose or up cycle some of your own furniture. Have a great day friends.