Laboring Away – DIY Blog Hop

Happy Labor Day, friends!! Like most everyone else I know, I’m enjoying a much-needed day off, but wondering where in the hell this summer went! Wasn’t it just May?!

Anyway, I’m so thrilled to be a part of the Laboring Away DIY Blog Hop!  These ladies are so incredibly talented and I’m honored to be in a group with them.

Laboring Away

I’ve found that a lot of furniture in our home is dark…whether wood or fabric.  Most of the time it’s nice to have these hearty pieces, but sometimes it can darken the mood a bit.  So to keep things fresh and summery year round, I decided to make over this sad little dresser I picked up at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore.

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Because the front of the drawers were a really cheap material with a thin wood veneer, I didn’t feel bad about covering those guys up.  All I needed for this quick and easy makeover was a roll of wallpaper, spray on adhesive, and scissors.

I chose a plain white wallpaper to give the piece a sleek and sophisticated look, but any wallpaper would do.  I found an old roll that had been opened at the local hardware store and ended up getting the whole roll for $5.

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The step are pretty easy.  First, you measure out the correct size for the piece of wallpaper you need.  We did this by laying the wallpaper on top of the face of the drawer and creasing it around the edges.

With a steady hand, cut the wallpaper, then spray the adhesive onto the drawer front and stick on the wallpaper. Easy, right?

The last step is rubbing a dark furniture polish into the top and sides of the dresser to give the entire piece a uniform look.

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This entire project, including the dresser, cost less than $50 and took about an hour.

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Be sure to check out these lovely ladies and see what projects they have in store for Labor Day!

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This Week’s Links

Happy Sunday, lovelies! How has your weekend been? Ours has (thankfully) been calm and relaxed, complete with the start up of college football.  I’m a happy girl!

This Week’s Links:

In case you’re up for a little Labor Day glamping.

The 20 best places to buy art online.

I wouldn’t mind staying here for a night or seven.

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You know you’re a grown up when…

Are you addicted to your smart phone? My result: your relationship to portable technology seems (mostly) healthy. What’s yours?

A bucket list of 10 US buildings every architecture lover should see.

I’m seriously so excited about fall nail colors! What are your favorites?

Check out these pretty awesome exterior before and afters.

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This is a pretty cool spin on an indoor garden.

I’d love to save this old home. Help spread the word!

And in case you missed it this week…

  1. Labor Day DIY Blog Hop
  2. Layout Love
  3. Room By Room Recap – Mud Room
  4. The Exterior Gets Some Love, Part 1
  5. Room By Room Recap – Home Office
  6. Quotable Friday

Don’t forget to come back tomorrow and check out the DIY Labor Day blog hop!!