Welcome to the “Fab Furniture Flippin Contest” Sponsored By “Overlay’s” ! I’m excited to show you my entry “Vintage Dresser Redo “Gold Standard”.
Before I go into the project I would like to thank Evelin Alvarez-Flores, Creator of “The Fab Furniture Flippin Contest.” Let’s not forget our Hosts; Christi, Scottie and Jessica for all the hard work and long hours they put into planning these contests for everyone in the group! If you are interested in joining you may do so here. I also want to thank the people at O’verlays for their generosity in sponsoring this Furniture Restyle competition. They have graciously supplied all the Overlays to the competitors!
I’m especially excited to get to use “O’verlays” products. I have had my eye on these products for a couple of years now and have just never took the leap! Now that I’ve got my hands on some I don’t think it will be long before I use them again! They are just so cool!
First let me tell you a little about our Sponsor “O’verlays. O’verlays makes trim embellishments to elevate your furnitures design ! They’re not just for furniture though. You can use them anywhere your imagination can dream of! You can even apply them to glass and mirror! They are paintable, cut-able and sand-able or you can use them “as-is” which is white! They come “made to order in several thicknesses and they even have “kits” for many of Ikea’s most popular furniture pieces. They’re great for anywhere in your home you would like to add style or elegance whether it’s a dresser, night Stand or even a bar cart! I actually have a project in my home I am planning that I would love to use them for (non furniture). You’ll have to stay in touch to catch it though! In the meantime, go and check them out at www.myoverlays.com !
Redo any piece of furniture of your choosing using any of O’verlays “Panels”, “Kits” or “Novelty Panels”.
Vintage Dresser Redo
This is my before. I found this last summer really cheap at a garage sale. It was so different that I knew it would be great for something special sooner or later. At first I thought it was Mid Century Modern but given that it is dovetailed, I think it is closer to 1940’s Deco. In the 1950’s most furniture manufacturers had gone to machine joints rather than dovetail. Just a guess on my part though. I just knew I liked it!
I’m guessing it was in some kids room for a while as someone had carved their initials in this poor beauty. It was in pretty rough shape but I seem to attract them that way!
I got busy with my patching and sanding.
Here we are all primed and taped off ready to paint……….but that pic will have to wait!
Ahhhh…….My order from O’verlays! Packaged in a package in a bag taped to the package! Nothing was going to damage these….not even the dreaded “Brown” Delivery!
I planned, I measured (twice!) I cut………
I’ll admit at first I was a bit worried as to what I was going to do with these but once I saw them I had so many different ideas in which to use them I had to put the brakes on ! They are so neat and versatile! For the drawers I had to cut them in the center and add a few inches (no problem!) and for the sides I had to cut them and remove a few inches (again….no problem). They cut very easily with an Exacto knife. I just scored it in the same spot a couple times till I went through! I could have ordered them the exact size I wanted and not had to cut them at all!
Painting the O’verlays was a breeze with spray paint. I used Gold Metallic. O’verlays recommends Rustoleum. I do this on plastic so they don’t stick and they also don’t get those little “chads” of paint that pool up on the edges. It would be no problem if it did as O’verlays are easily sanded using an Emery Board.
Attaching The Overlays To The Vintage Dresser Redo !
I had already laid them out and marked for gluing. I used Rapid Glue by Dap to do this. That stuff bonds fast! Just a few dots here and there….you do not want it seeping out from under the Overlay!
With my O’verlays painted and attached, I went back and filled in the cut marks with some wood plastic and touched it up with a bit of paint and a brush. Next time I’ll order the exact size I need and skip this process…. but it works!
Lastly I had only to seal the piece. I use Polycrylic for that. It does not yellow! Last but not least, I attached my gold and Crystal faceted drawer pulls. I sure love these beauties !
Ready for the reveal?
Vintage Dresser Redo By Vintage Verve Furniture Studio
I used regular latex satin interior paint on this piece. It’s called “Energetic Pink”! Electrifying…right?!
The O’verlay Panel pattern I used is called “Pippa”. You can turn one over and apply it to the top of another one for a panel that goes all the way around the drawer but I like this style. Like I said, There are soooo many ways to use these! It’s all up to your imagination!
As you can see, I placed one on the top of each side to balance the front design. I wanted it to be “classy and sassy” not “busy and dizzy”!
Here you can see the texture and depth that the Overlay added to my “Vintage Dresser Redo” ! I love them! You can also see that I painted the feet of my “Vintage Dresser Redo” gold as well! I wish you could get a real good look at the light dancing of my gold and crystal faceted pulls!
I added a round (I love round!) mirror with gold trim. If this was originally a “Deco” Dresser, It may very well have had a round mirror originally as that was very much the style then.
I think my Vintage Dresser Redo in Energetic Pink is going to make some young lady very happy to have it in her room.
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