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From plain to AMAZING!

So I was reading my IKEA catalog last week and came across an awesome DIY project!  Buy a dresser (which I didn't have), buy awesome fabric, and cover said dresser with fabric to change the look!

I decided I could take this task on!  So I asked around for a staple gun and got to work!

First, I purchased this dresser for $34.99:
Then, I cut off 2 1/2 yards of this fabric (probably only needed 1 1/2 yard, but extra is okay!) - $7.99 a yard, so $20:

Finally the hard work began (unless you count shopping at IKEA on the Saturday of Tax-Free weekend, work, but hey - that was easy & BUSY).  My roommate helped me put the chest of drawers together, a simple task but not easy.  Then I covered the drawer fronts, the sides of the dresser, and the top with the fabric.  Cutting it to length and making sure the ends were folder underneath so it would be pretty and not tacky (I HATE tacky)!

The hardest part was putting on the drawer pulls - I was NOT strong enough, not even with an electric screwdriver.  So, I took them into work and solicited the help from our facilitates/maintenance guy (he likes me because his girls love Miss Katie & youth ministry - definitely going to keep it that way!).

So, it looks like this!!!

Pretty great looking in my bedroom, definitely brings some life and color to the space!  Check out Quick Takes tomorrow for what's going inside this beautiful piece of furniture!


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