Vintage Dresser Makeover & DIY Faux Marble

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I’ve featured my vintage dresser in passing previous times before on my blog, but I decided to do a full post on it as it’s recently undergone a bit of a makeover. I first bought this dresser when I graduated university as a present to myself, it’s something I had always dreamed of owning, both for it’s practicalities and as a centrepiece for our bedroom, it’s the best of both worlds. The dresser was originally cream, and soon got dirty looking, and as it’s wood I found that my make up, no matter how careful I was, would find it’s way into all the cracks on the top of the dresser, and it would never look as clean as it was previously when new.

Purchasing a relatively small tin of gloss white paint, I gave the dresser an overall revamp and fresh lick of paint, which helped brighten things up drastically, but soon I found my issue with the make up coming back again. After doing another DIY on my marble topped bar cart, I had some of the sticky-back marble leftover and it was the perfect length to do the top of my dresser. Something I hadn’t previously considered, it was the perfect solution. No more make up grinding into the hairline cracks in the wood, and I was now able to very quickly and easily wipe away any powder without any hassle or worries on the marble coating.

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With quite the steady hand and a lot of patience, the stickleback marble plastic worked great on the top of my dresser, and unless you really inspect it, it almost looks real, and adds a whole new dimension to my dresser which wasn’t there previously, giving it more of a premium and polished appearance combined with it’s paintwork. The dresser is still available for you to purchase from Dunelm, and I’ve had a lot of people ask me where it’s from in the past, and it’s honestly the best thing I’ve ever bought! I can see myself having it as both a statement and practical piece for years to come.

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Welcome to The Little Things, a Scottish travel and lifestyle blog. Written by Louise, a graphic designer, living and working in Edinburgh. Sharing all of the little things in life which make her smile along the way. With her boyfriend Luke, and their cat Gizzy.

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