Gotta make a move to a room that’s right for me.
Room to keep me movin; keep me groovin’ with some energy.
Well I talk about it, talk about it,
talk about it, talk about it.
Talk about, talk about,
talk about movin’.
Well I’m not just talking about it anymore.
I’m really movin’ along with my master bedroom makeover, and I’m super excited that my dresser is finally finished. Yay! She’s a little french country, and a whole lotta funky.
Find the loveliest 1970s plastic laminate fake marble dresser that you can find… with some much coveted gold plastic handles.
Scour the land if you have to… every flea market… every garage sale…every estate sale… until you find it.
For some unexplainable reason it’s out there… I promise.
Spread some homemade chalk paint in a contrasting colour on the dresser wherever your funky self thinks it looks good.
Now be very careful here…. because you’re about to venture precariously close to the slippery sloped edge of tacky town.
And once you start sliding there’s nowhere else to go.
Believe me… I know. I’m a rebel who practically lives on the edge of that edge.
But, “Won’t you take me to tacky town?” is not the song we want to be singing.
Next… grab some very respectable thrifted french toile wallpaper from your stash. If you don’t have a stash you might have to raid someone else’s.
Or heaven forbid… do something that I would never do… buy new. Gasp!!
Now gently slap the toile wallpaper on to the drawers, and just watch as your dresser starts to miraculously funkify itself right before your very eyes.
Slice the wallpaper between the drawers with a very sharp exacto knife to separate them and let them dry.
Then trim up any edges, again with a very sharp blade.
A little more gentle slapping… on the doors this time.
Now take a colour that you’re absolutely crazy about and after priming the top, spend hours applying coat after coat after coat after coat. And don’t forget a couple of coats of a protective verathane on top of that.
Make sure the colour is worth the workout before you start.
For me… this Behr French Rose Red definitely is. This pic is after one coat.
Find some thrifted handles in your stash and paint them in layers so if they ever chip you don’t have to worry about it. Chippiness is good… right?
Then measure, mark, and drill the holes for the hardware.
Measure twice or three times or even four times if you have to… before drilling.
Don’t ask me how I know this, but if you take nothing else away from this post remember this tip.
And here she is… in funky town… groovin’ to some funky music… in all her French funkiness. She’s so fun… and I adore her.
She’s gone from retro wallflower…
to funky French party girl. She was such a fun dresser makeover.
Here she is with her escorts.
Thanks so much for reading.
“I’ve gotta move on.
Gotta move on.
Gotta move on“
Have a fun and funky day.
“Gotta move on
Gotta move on”.
Oh oh… I can’t stop!
“Gotta move on.”
Please… somebody slap stop me!!!
Thank you. 🙂