Well, here's the before...I won't spend a lot of time here...you get it...
We cut the old apron off and ripped it down so it was a straight piece and a little more modern. We also cut the sides/legs off....and here's where I was in a panic because it stayed like this for a few weeks...
This dresser was my mom's and mine as a kid. It wasn't fancy...and I had redone it before....but I wanted to try something else with it...
I swear I took photos of the dresser as I was prying the old tile off but I can't find them...they weren't that interesting anyway...just messy....and loud :)
Then, we added some support underneath so that we could attach these cool plates (you can find them at Lowes next to the legs) - we also re-used some of the old wood as a spacer/more support...
I've talked about tiling/mosaics before in this post - M is for Mosaic basically you want to choose your tile - I chose a marble mosaic from Lowes - I think it was $11 or $12 a sheet.
Spread on mastic (tile adhesive) - lay your tile - clean off any adhesive that might have gotten on the tile (grout will stick to it)
Wait 24 hours...grout over the tile....andddd you're done! (sounds easy huh? :) )
This may drive you crazy...the un-eveness of it all. It doesn't bother me too much - it seems to happen with mosaic sheets (where the tile is already attached to a mesh backing) - if it drives you crazy you can peel them off the backing and lay each...one...by...one
This is the tough part...getting the grout along the edges...I say a lot of choice words during this part of the process....
I used a new paint called Velvet Finishes in Timeless. I also purchased a smaller container of Handsome but it had a bit of a greener-blue look to me so I'll use that on another project.
Next..I decided to try O'verlays. Have you heard of them? They're panels that you can use to customize furniture - most of their pieces are made to fit Ikea pieces perfectly - but in my case they created custom-sized panels to fit my dresser.
My O'verlays are the Gracie style - I thought they looked pretty classic. They're having a Valentine's day sale too - 15% off...they have tons of ideas on their site too - you could use O'verlays to jazz up a mirror, closet door panels...ceilings...tons of possibilities.
My makeshift drying rack...
Now, here's where I panicked again because I used too much Liquid nails to attach the O'verlays to the dresser front - they warn against this in the directions...btw. But I persevered don't you worry...
I wanted to have an accent color so I used the navy paint from my Master Bedroom in the center circles. I lined up the O'verlays and drew the inside circles...this was a great plan until the liquid nails seeped out and I had to paint over it....sheesh.
So, I still have some work to do on touch-ups and painting more of the drawers. But I wanted to share the mostly-finished product since I've been talking about it for-EVER.
Now...I will commence with a million beauty shots of the finished dresser:
Hope you have a great week!
Miss Mustard Seed
Miss Mustard Seed