Monday, March 7, 2011

Drawers of Knowledge

I am so excited to finish this project. I think it turned out great, but it there were definitely moments when I thought I was going to throw in the towel. I had done some small Mod Podge projects in the past, but nothing of this magnitude. I fell in love with Miss Mustard Seed's sheet music dresser, but wanted to try something a little different. I had picked up a large paper back dictionary at GW for 89 cents not to long ago and decided that this was the way to go. I started out with a plain white dresser I had found at GW earlier for $8.99. It wasn't anything special, so I wanted to dress it up and make it special. I thought it would be perfect for a kid's room because of the size, so I thought why not let the child learn something while they were getting ready for school. First of all, I had to sand it really well, because some one had painted it very poorly and certainly not with a Purdy brush! You should have seen how deep the brush strokes were. I really hate sanding, too. Next, I painted it Cashmere White which is a Kilz color from Walmart. Walmart is no longer going to carry Kilz paint, so they are clearancing out their stock and this color comes premixed. I love this paint. It goes on smooth and the coverage is amazing. If you have a Walmart near you , I would highly recommend picking some of this up before it is all gone. Anyway, after it was painted I Mod Podged dictionary pages to the drawer fronts and the top of the dresser. I definitely need some pointers on my Mod Podge technique. I have watched the video's at Mod Podge Rocks. Obviously I need to buy the roller that you squeegee the paper with to minimize my wrinkles.

The top of the dresser has randow layers of pages for interest.

I struggled with how to do the knobs and came up with

words to go with the drawer they were on.

Each drawer has a letter theme

She needed a little styling to make her pretty!

Now she is at home in my booth awaiting a home!

I would love your pointers on Mod Podging.

I hope you will come back soon to see what other great projects I am working on. Linking to these parties:

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special
Furniture Feature Fridays
Becolorful Photobucket
The DIY Show Off
Designer Garden


  1. that is the cutest dresser ever! love it. thanks for sharing this at my party!

  2. Outstanding with a capital "O. Great job!

  3. very cute - awesome job! I just completed my first mod podge project too. Lessons learned :) I'm inspired by your dresser results - thanks so much for sharing!

  4. This is INCREDIBLE! What a neat project. I would be delighted if you would link this up to my VIP party @


  5. I love mod podge and old dictionaries!

  6. I have mod podged a desk and other office furniture, so fun!

  7. Thanks for linking this up! Hope to see you next week with another fabulous project to share!


  8. It's so pretty and fun! I love it! Thanks so much for sharing! ;)

    Have a great week!


  9. I love this dresser and that you found an old one for $8.99! I want to do something like this but with an old Bible so that it would be covered in scripture. Nice job.