Yep, foil – you read that right. Not “foil leaf” or something fancy – just regular ole foil I keep in my kitchen. Makes for an awesome dresser, right?!
I saw this idea over at DeJa Renew and knew it was for me! My son’s dresser was a little on the small side so I moved it to my craft room – here it was before:
Obviously fine for a baby’s room, but definitely needs some sprucing up if it’s going to live in a fabulous craft room. First cut a really long piece of foil from the roll and wadded it up – don’t squeeze the ball too tight or it will be a beast to undo.
Undo the ball – now it will have those nice wrinkles. Smooth it out flat. Then spray the drawer fronts with glue.
Next press the foil sheet onto the drawer – be sure to press and press everywhere.
I had overlap all around – I just cut in the crack and pulled off the excess.
When I had all the foil attached, I painted over it all with Mod Podge so the foil would be more protected over time. So far it’s held up great for me – I’m not sure how it would do somewhere in daily use (like a kids’ room) but for a craft room it’s perfect. Love the pizazz!!
And I love that I redid a dresser with stuff I had around the house, so total cost was nothing (well, I did end up buying new handles, on clearance for $0.50 each – not quite what I was looking for but it was too good of deal. It took me a week or two to realize one of the handles doesn’t match the others – it must have been in the wrong bin – whoops!)