Colorful Dresser Makeover with Adhesive Vinyl Chalkboard Paper

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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 furniture 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.

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 paint was chipping and discolored and I wanted to add a little color to the sides of the drawers. I’ll show you some colorful dresser inspiration 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.

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 color.

painting the dresser
painting the dresser

I repainted the dresser in Annie Sloan chalk paint with the color French Linen. 

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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, it was time to add 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

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.


60 thoughts on “Colorful Dresser Makeover with Adhesive Vinyl Chalkboard Paper

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

  7. 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

  8. 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. (

  9. 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!

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

  11. 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

  12. 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!

  13. 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!

  14. 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.

  15. 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!

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