Guest Project: Mandy from Sugar Bee Crafts {foil dresser}

Hi everyone!!  I’m Mandy, from over at Sugar Bee Crafts:

Here’s the whole gang on our recent Spring Break Trip to Silver Dollar City in Branson MO:

One day I hope to show off my whole craft room – for now, it’s one piece at a time.  Today I’m excited to show all you Craftaholics my foil dresser.

How to foil a dresser – – 
Yep, foil – you read that right.  Not “foil leaf” or something fancy – just regular ole foil I keep in my kitchen.  Makes for an awesome dresser, right?!

My son’s dresser was a little on the small side so I moved it to my craft room – here it was before:

Obviously fine for a baby’s room, but definitely needs some sprucing up if it’s going to live in a fabulous craft room.  First cut a really long piece of foil from the roll and wadded it up – don’t squeeze the ball too tight or it will be a beast to undo.

Undo the ball – now it will have those nice wrinkles.  Smooth it out flat.  Then spray the drawer fronts with glue.

Next press the foil sheet onto the drawer – be sure to press and press everywhere.

 I had overlap all around – I just cut in the crack and pulled off the excess.

 When I had all the foil attached, I painted over it all with Mod Podge so the foil would be more protected over time.  So far it’s held up great for me – I’m not sure how it would do somewhere in daily use (like a kids’ room) but for a craft room it’s perfect.  Love the pizazz!!

 And I love that I redid a dresser with stuff I had around the house, so total cost was nothing (well, I did end up buying new handles, on clearance for $0.50 each – not quite what I was looking for but it was too good of deal.  It took me a week or two to realize one of the handles doesn’t match the others – it must have been in the wrong bin – whoops!)

Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 1
    Judy Bagwell

    I love it! Who knew aluminum foil could look so good?!?

  2. 3

    Wow! This is amazing! Would never have thought to do this on such a large item.

  3. 4

    Oh my word, that is so creative! I love it! This is going in my bookmark folder for awesome stuff I wanna try :)

  4. 5
    Julie C

    Awesome! And I totally did not notice the handle until you pointed it out.

  5. 6

    Great! Reminds me of what my aunt used to do with lamps etc. She would make designs under the foil with string or whatever she wanted then paint it and antique it by spraying with black paint and then wiping off the black paint with a rag. The design showed up as a black design on colored background. Really cool and Retro.

  6. 7
    Judith Glick

    What a great and unusual idea. I have an old dresser from my mom what is white and not my style at all. But I am going to redo it with this technique. I cannot wait to see how great it will look. I will still have my mom’s old dresser but with my style. wonderful itea. Thanks!!

  7. 8

    This idea is fab, but I’m scared to do it, seeing as how my husband and I use our drawers and there’s usually a shirt sleeve hanging out ;). Thanks for the wonderful ideas. I make candles. My site is under construction as of now, but will probably be up tomorrow! thanks love!