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Friday, January 6, 2012

Dresser Transformation

If you're wondering what the heck I did with the O'verlays  I received a while ago, wonder no more.


In case you've been on a Siberian holiday for the last year and haven't heard of O'verlays you can go here and read my post about them or you can go take a look at their site.

This is how the boring Ikea dresser began her life.

I gave the dresser fronts a coat of paint to match the bookcase I made for Olivia's room last year.  Read about here if you need a refresher.

Lastly I attached the O'verlay (this one happens to be aptly named "Olivia").  I didn't even bother to photograph it because it's so darn simple.  They come with little peel and stick adhesives but I found that wasn't enough so I added finishing nails.



I have a second set to try out on some atrociously ugly side tables and I plan to spray those ones.  Look for the exciting post coming soon!

Happy Friday.

41 comments:

  1. Love the dresser! Such a simple addition, but it makes a huge difference! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. carol that is AMAZING!!!!!!!! i LOVE it!!!! the colors and design are fabulous!

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  3. I'm so glad you shared this, it looks like a super simple way to dress up a plain piece. I have a feeling a lot of us will start looking out for simple furniture pieces at thrift stores so we can tackle this project too.

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  4. I was wondering what you were planning to do with your overlays! Olivia's dresser looks amazing!
    Thanks for sharing, Carol!
    ~ Wendi ~

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  5. How lovely Carol!!! This turned out beautifully. Love the turquoise and white. So crisp.

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  6. I HAD been wondering - so glad you shared. The dresser looks adorable now! And I enjoy that your furniture gets along :)

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  7. This is one of my favorite redo's Great job!

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  8. You ROCK! FB-ing this on our page now. The color choice is perfect!
    xo
    Danika

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  9. That looks fantastic! It makes it look so sophisticated.

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  10. The dresser looks AWESOME. Love blue and white together.

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  11. Gosh - you've really made it into something special! You are so clever!

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  12. Love that your furniture talks! Overlays look good against the blue, good contrast.

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  13. Oooh pretty! Does this make you want to stick overlays on anything that's not moving?

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  14. Looks amazing! Your talking furniture has real person-a-lity!

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  15. Overlays are such a brilliant idea...nicely done Carol!

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  16. Awesome, Carol!!! I love the blue you used. The dresser looks amazing. Love the little dancing figurine on top too.

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  17. It looks so great and eclectic now! A great product for sure.

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  18. Looks great! Love that colour. I've got two of those dressers in my sewing "studio".

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  19. Fabulous! It's amazing how something as simple as overlays can give a piece of furniture a total new identity!

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  20. ANother great project by Carol - :) Great job, love how they add interest to the simple Ikea dresser!

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  21. How cute! And is your little client happy as well? The O'verlays really kick it up x10 - that's awesome!

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  22. The Overlays and the new color add SO much more oomph! I love it!

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  23. I love the dresser! Those Overlays are perfect for it! And Willis is just precious!

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  24. I was trying to explain O'verlays to my hubby... think I'll just show him this post! Awesome job :-)

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  25. Ha - he just walked in, so I showed him! And in his words, 'those are awesome'! He liked your little conversation between the dresser and the book case, too! :-) :-)

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  26. Love it! How can I not, I love turquoise and I love circles :-) It's amazing how some colour and creativity can totally transform a piece of furniture :-)

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  27. WOW, it looks adorable and actually simple enough for most of us to do!

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  28. Oh my gosh I just love it. Just amazing and so cute with the bookcase!

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  29. So pretty! Olivia is lucky to have such a sweet Mum.

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  30. That´s impressive Olivia! It looks wonderful!

    www.tatianadoria.blogspot.com

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  31. That is just lovely! I've just been inspired!

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  32. WOWZERS! This dresser turned out amazing! I love the two tone blue and white combo. I'm glad to know they are so easy to use!

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  33. Wow- that looks amazing! And I love that you painted the back to match the bookshelf! Great idea! The new overlay really pops! :) Happy weekend!

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  34. Love that dresser! Thanks for visiting my blog yesterday!

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  35. Oh I love Overlays and would love to use them, just need to find a perfect piece first. Love the blue in the back of the bookcase and on the dresser fronts!

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  36. Love the dresser! Love the color and the overlay, brilliant idea! And I happen to love the matching bookcase! That blue is my favorite color.....thanks for the inspiration!

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  37. That it such a great idea! Great post :)

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  38. The dresser look so lovely! Thank you for the post. Would you mind sharing what is the blue paint that you have used and how you have used it?

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