Stately Dresser Makeover by Rehab to Fab

Today, we are featuring a gorgeous makeover by Stephanie Coon of Rehab to Fab. See how she transforms an old worn out dresser to a stately showroom piece using decor moulds, Fusion paints, a white transfer and Art Alchemy wax. Her ideas are always so inspiring!

Today, we are featuring a gorgeous makeover by Stephanie Coon of Rehab to Fab. See how she transforms an old worn out dresser to a stately showroom piece using decor moulds, Fusion paints, a white transfer and Art Alchemy wax. Her ideas are always so inspiring!

The before! Chipped veneer, dingy finished and notice the bottom drawer on the left does not match the design on the right--hmmm..... She cleaned the piece using Krud Kutter and removed the old filmy dirt to prep the surfaces...

The before! Chipped veneer, dingy finished and notice the bottom drawer on the left does not match the design on the right--hmmm.....

She cleaned the piece using Krud Kutter and removed the old filmy dirt to prep the surfaces...

Gather up your tools to begin. Moulds, paper clay, sand paper, Bondo and Titebond III.....

Gather up your tools to begin. Moulds, paper clay, sand paper, Bondo and Titebond III.....

Since the carved scrolls on the bottom drawer didn't match, Stephanie filled them in with Bondo and sanded it down. Bondo also works if part of the veneer is missing or wood is chipped in areas, to give it a nice smooth surface again.

Since the carved scrolls on the bottom drawer didn't match, Stephanie filled them in with Bondo and sanded it down. Bondo also works if part of the veneer is missing or wood is chipped in areas, to give it a nice smooth surface again.

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Add detail trim using paper clay in the moulds and adhere using Titebond. You can allow it to dry if you wish, but the clay can be painted while the clay is still wet. 

Add detail trim using paper clay in the moulds and adhere using Titebond. You can allow it to dry if you wish, but the clay can be painted while the clay is still wet. 

Now you are ready to add paint. Stephanie used Fusion Mineral Paints, Ash and Lamp White. 

Now you are ready to add paint. Stephanie used Fusion Mineral Paints, Ash and Lamp White. 

Here is a mockup of the design to see how the color will look and where she wants to add the white transfer design...pretty cool, right? The transfers can be cut apart to fit an area if needed. Plus, you get more out of your transfer this way. You can also mix and match the transfers for a custom look....

Here is a mockup of the design to see how the color will look and where she wants to add the white transfer design...pretty cool, right? The transfers can be cut apart to fit an area if needed. Plus, you get more out of your transfer this way. You can also mix and match the transfers for a custom look....

And here it is with all of the details, finishes and hardware added...

And here it is with all of the details, finishes and hardware added...

The Art Alchemy Wax was added to bring out the details of the appliques, edging and it was used on the hardware too. It adds a soft metallic look without overpowering any of the details. 

The Art Alchemy Wax was added to bring out the details of the appliques, edging and it was used on the hardware too. It adds a soft metallic look without overpowering any of the details. 

Stephanie added more detailed appliques on the bottom drawer to make up for the details that had to be covered...love the lion's head! 

Stephanie added more detailed appliques on the bottom drawer to make up for the details that had to be covered...love the lion's head! 

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The finished piece is absolutely gorgeous! We hope that today's post inspires you to transform your own furniture or thrift store finds, into something fabulous too.  Be sure to follow Rehab to Fab for more ideas, techniques and inspiration here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RehabtoFab/ Find a Prima Redesign retailer near you: https://www.redesignwithprima.com/where-to-buy/ Prima Products: 816339-White Transfer-Petit Vin Wide 814991-Paper Clay 815325-Art Décor Mould-Moulding 1 815332-Art Décor Mould-Nautica 2 814809-Art Décor Mould-Baroque 814816-Art Décor Mould-Baroque 5 963958-Art Alchemy Metallique Wax-Vintage Gold Fusion Mineral Paints: Ash  and Lamp White

The finished piece is absolutely gorgeous! We hope that today's post inspires you to transform your own furniture or thrift store finds, into something fabulous too. 

Be sure to follow Rehab to Fab for more ideas, techniques and inspiration here:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RehabtoFab/

Find a Prima Redesign retailer near you: https://www.redesignwithprima.com/where-to-buy/

Prima Products:

816339-White Transfer-Petit Vin Wide

814991-Paper Clay

815325-Art Décor Mould-Moulding 1

815332-Art Décor Mould-Nautica 2

814809-Art Décor Mould-Baroque

814816-Art Décor Mould-Baroque 5

963958-Art Alchemy Metallique Wax-Vintage Gold

Fusion Mineral Paints:

Ash  and Lamp White

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