Foil Dresser

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!)

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  1. says

    I just found your blog and am your newest follower. Thanks for creating such a great blog that is overflowing with fab inspiration!! I love it.

  2. says

    This is GORGEOUS! I love that you used regular ol’ foil too, very innovative. Sometimes I like to use crumpled brown paper bags when Mod-Podging, I’ll have to give foil a try!

  3. says

    Okay now you have me looking for a cute dresser to try this on! I am trying to make one of our guest rooms into a guest/craft room and this would be the perfect look!

  4. says

    this is awesome, i nver would have thought of this. was it difficult to not rip the foil? since the foil was in one piece would it have been more easier if the foils were ripped up in different pieces?


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