Make your own DIY Scalloped Dresser and give a plain dresser a cute and whimsical upgrade with paint! It’s simple to get a perfect scalloped design with this technique. This post contains affiliate links, which help to support this blog. Thank you!
Lately the room in our home that has been getting most of my attention is my daughter’s room. Since we moved into this house two years ago, I have been adding a few little pieces I like here and there, but it really hasn’t seen much love until recently.
A few months ago I created her giant Otomi accent wall, which I love and which made a huge difference in cheering up the room.
And a few weeks ago, I FINALLY painted the plain wooden Ikea dresser that has been sitting in her bedroom for two years now. Here’s the lovely before:
I like the natural wood grain, and wanted to leave some of that showing, but it really needed to be cheered up with some color and whimsy to fit in with the rest of the room. Paint to the rescue! I used DecoArt’s Satin Enamels paint which is super easy to use. It is as easy to use as a chalk paint – no real sanding or prep required – but it gives you a beautiful satin finish, no sealer required. So, with this easy paint it really only took me a few hours to finish my DIY Scalloped Dresser and add a whole bunch of happy to the room.
Head over to the DecoArt blog to see exactly how I painted the dresser and get my best tip for getting perfect scallops just like these:
I really love the combination of the wood grain and the painted scallops. What do you think? Do you have a room in your house that could use a cute DIY scalloped dresser?
So with this new dresser, my daughter’s room is really coming together. I need to add some curtains, a new rug, and a few other touches, and then I think it might be ready to share with you all!
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