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Colorful Dresser Makeover with Adhesive Vinyl Chalkboard Paper

This post is sponsored by Standout Vinyl. As always, all opinions are my own and I would never work with brands that I didn’t believe in or love.

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.

colorful dresser makeover with contact paper

I want to share with you some “before” pictures.

dresser makeover before
sides of drawers BEFORE dresser makeover

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.

Source: Pinterest

contact paper on sides of dresser drawers

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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.

I received a package from a company called Standout Vinyl with a roll of chalkboard adhesive vinyl and an array of colorful vinyl sheets.

The first thing I did before I added the adhesive vinyl was to repaint the dresser with a similar gray chalk paint.

painting the dresser
painting the dresser

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

colorful adhesive vinyl contact paper

Look at all the colors of adhesive vinyl I received. How could I choose just six?

tools to apply contact paper

After I chose six, I gathered my materials to cut it.

measuring the dresser drawers for the adhesive vinyl contact paper

I measured the drawer and then began to cut the colorful adhesive vinyl.

using tool to apply contact paper

Standout Vinyl gave me this handy little squeegee with a fabric tip to help spread the Chalkboard paper out on the drawer.

applying adhesive vinyl chalkboard paper

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.

tape to border the contact paper

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

Colorful dresser Makeover with contact paper
Colorful dresser Makeover with contact paper
Colorful dresser Makeover with contact paper
Colorful dresser Makeover with contact paper
Colorful dresser Makeover with 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.

Colorful dresser Makeover with contact paper

If you enjoyed this post you might enjoy some of my other dresser makeovers below.

Rainbow dresser makeover with Acrylic paint on wood

French Farmhouse Dresser Makeover with an Image transfer

Dresser Makeover with Stikwood Wood planks on drawer faces

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.


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  4. Helena says:

    Love the colours on this and the chalkboard #sharingthebloglove

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  6. Julie says:

    This is so lovely, the colour pop makes it so special. Pinning.

  7. Beverly says:

    What a unique look you’ve created! I love it. The pops of color are wonderful. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle. We’ll be featuring this at today’s party. Hope you’ll join us!

  8. Susan says:

    What a great idea. I bought a multi-color pack of adhesive vinyl to use with my Silhouette Cameo and some of the colors are never going to get used, but they would look super happy on my old dresser in the guest room. On the chalkboard vinyl – have you used chalkboard markers on it? Some surfaces won’t work with them and I was wondering if these were marker safe.

  9. I love making over furniture and use the paint you mentioned but I’ve never seen this vinyl! Definitely going to give it a look for next furniture makeover!

  10. Carol says:

    What a wonderful idea! I never would have thought of putting color on the sides of the drawers or using the chalkboard paper. Featuring when my party opens tonight!

  11. Ross says:

    I’d love to see my version of this. Just a big mess on the floor!

  12. This is soooo clever!! I would never have thought of putting colour on the side of the drawers themselves. Lovely! x

  13. Chloe says:

    Hi, what a wonderful way to jazz up an old dresser. I look ve the hint of colours amongst the grey. The chalkboard to the dude is a fab addition #SharingtheBlogLove

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  15. Leanna says:

    This turned out so well, I love it. I had never considered using adhesive vinyl before. Thank you for the inspiration. Pinning.

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  17. What a great idea! I love the pop of colour when you open the draws and my girls would love the blackboard sides! Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

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  19. I LOVE this dresser! I love the pop of color on the sides of the drawers, and the colorful drawer pulls. Great work!!!

  20. Laura Dove says:

    Oh wow this looks great! I am so uncreative like this, I wish I was more into DIY, I need to try it! #bigpinklink

  21. Sheri says:

    Cool idea! Thanks for sharing at the To Grandma’s House We Go DIY, crafts, recipes and more link party. Hope to see you next week!

  22. Dotty B. says:

    This is just the greatest idea… I have a project coming in my daughter’s room and I can add this one on the way… I loved it.. Thanks for sharing. visiting from #AlittlebitofEverything. (

  23. Katy says:

    I love the pop of colour this gives, and the drawer pulls are the perfect finishing touch too! Well done, it’s such a cute makeover! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

  24. What a sweet makeover! I love the colors and the chalkboard vinyl is amazing! I can think of a few places I could use it. Thanks for sharing your project with us at Creatively Crafty #ccbg 🙂

  25. Leslie says:

    What a cute makeover! I love the way the color peeks out of the sides, and the chalkboard on the sides of the dresser gives kids a great place to be creative in their own bedroom. Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

  26. Nige says:

    This looks fab bet the kids love it Thank you for linking to #Thatfridaylinky please come back next week

  27. I prefer neutral colors as well, but my wife loves bright colors. This looks like something she would like to do. I’ll have to show it to her.

  28. This looks amazing and a great product. This would be fab in my daughters room as they have a large chest of drawers too!

  29. Teresa says:

    That’ a stunning dresser now! I love the chalkboard sides, so much better thank risking the kids drawing on walls (we had to repaint part of our living room walls once, after my one of my daughter’s inspired art sessions).
    Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned!

  30. Nancy says:

    Clever! Clever! Thanks for sharing!

  31. Mrs. Amen says:

    Beautiful! It gives me some ideas for a couple of “interesting” pieces in my own home.

  32. What a fab makeover! It looks fab and I love the chalkboard. I’d love something like that in our kitchen for lists and the kids to doodle! #sharingthebloglove x

  33. Carol says:

    Love the chalkboard on the side. What child can resist?

  34. This looks fab! Especially love the chalk board on the end #SharingtheBlogLove

  35. Super cute dresser! I’m a huge fan of color so I was immediately attracted, LOL! Will have to check out the vinyl.

  36. It looks great! What a perfect project for a child’s room.

  37. Marie Moody says:

    What a wonderful idea for a child’s room… especially the chalk board! I bet it keeps them from drawing on the wall, huh…. and if they do it’s with chalk and you can just wipe that off I bet! Hmmmm never had to do that! Well, I bet it just wipes off with a damp rag! Cool and love the color scheme! It makes the room so bright & cheery! Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  38. Molly says:

    They look fabulous, you did a great job


  39. Trish says:

    Cool project and a cool new product that I will have to try. Thanks for the ideas!

  40. Rhonda says:

    I love this! I love the color of the dresser and the bright, fun, drawer sides. Thanks for the inspiration and sharing on Sunday’s Best.

  41. Shiella says:

    this is ingenious!

  42. That would make me smile every time I opened a drawer and saw that pop of color!

  43. This is one cool work, Lindsey..Love to see the result!

  44. Karen | TwoTinyHands says:

    This is really clever and effective I love it! We’ve got plastic boxes for all our toys. That colour vinyl would be good as shapes stuck to the box! Inspiration! ‪Thank you for linking up to the #familyfunlinky‬

  45. JaneEllen says:

    Color is a big favorite of mine so when I really looked at the toy dresser I loved it. Your use of color was done so nicely, not too much and just enuf. Love the drawer sides in different colors and the drawer handles, perfect..
    I won’t be using the vinyl but can paint drawer sides easily. Also have some c=vinyl chalk fabric to apply to sides
    Have a small dresser in our room which needs redoing badly, really tired of paint job on it now.
    Happy week

  46. This is an adorable look. I bet you children are having so much fun using the chalkboard.