Next time you're changing up your decor, consider a DIY furniture redo before buying new.
My husband an I are kind of obsessed with rearranging furniture. One of our friends teases us that we've redone a room every time she comes over. Sometimes we make small changes, like moving things around slightly, and other times we completely rethink a space, adding new pieces or reusing older pieces in a new way. My rearranging obsession is why this DIY furniture project at Spoonflower really spoke to me.
Buying new furniture, of course, comes with a huge impact, right? Furniture is usually big, which means big carbon emissions shipping those pieces all over the world. And that's overlooking the impact of sourcing the materials, assembling them, boxing them, etc.
Barb Blair from Knack Studios shares how she transformed an old, boring dresser with a coat of paint and some custom wallpaper from Spoonflower. I love the simplicity of this DIY furniture project and the fresh, modern look of the finished project.
Spoonflower just started offering custom-printed wallpaper, but this project would also work with vintage wallpaper, if you have some in your stash or can find a roll online. The materials list for this project might feel long at first glance, but I promise that it's not that complicated:
- Shop towels (or any absorbent rags)
- Craft knife
- Frog Tape
- Paint brush
- Foam roller
- Paint tray
- Small tray for Mod Podge
- Foam brush
- Mod Podge
- Sanding sponge
- Hardware Ruler
It's a long list, but I bet that you have a lot of these things in your stash already, right?
Ready to do your own DIY furniture redo? Head on over to Spoonflower's blog for the full tutorial, complete with plenty of images to help you follow along to the letter.