My latest upcycling/ refinishing projects- Refinishing DIY


If you are a new reader first you should know, we live in a duplex and we recently started renting out both parts of the house so now we have gained the whole upstairs! Our old house was a pretty good sized home so when we moved here we were crammed in like freakin sardines. I can’t even tell you how unbelievably nice it is to have room for all of our stuff again, clutter makes me feel like I am suffocating, drowning, choking, and every other horrid thought you can think of, all at the same time.

Since we gained a couple of extra bedrooms I now have my art room back! **Happy Dance** Ahhhhhhhhh!!! **Angels singing!!** Making stuff keeps me sane, it really does so having the space for my creations and whatnots is a good thing for everyone. I am almost semi-finished with everything in my amazing utopia of art and creation but not quite so you’ll have to wait for pics. Hehe sorry, I’m a tease.

I have been super motivated since I now have most of my supplies all together & cozy in their new home!  Here are my latest refinishing projects. I love love love how they turned out!

Sorry this pic didn’t turn out so great but you get the idea. I love breathing new life into things long forgotten.

This one took FOREVER but it was totally worth it. I am so happy with this piece!


To recreate this all you need is-

screwdriver (for remover drawer handles or knobs)


-modge podge (flat or shiny, your preference)

-2 paint brushes


-scrapbook paper

-ruler or credit card (for smoothing)

-newspaper or drop cloth


Before you get started,  remove the handles or pulls and wipe the dresser down. Set your drop cloth or newspaper at the base of the dresser to catch any paint spills and remove all of the drawers and set them aside. Paint the base of the dresser with the color of your choice and allow time for it to dry. (I waited for 24 hours) While the base  of the dresser is drying you can get started on Modge Podging the drawers with your scrapbook paper.  Pick out your design of choice and measure it accordingly, paint the back of the paper with the Modge Podge and stick it to the drawer. Smooth out any bubbles with a ruler or credit card. Be gentle, you can easily tear the paper when it gets saturated. After you have all of your paper glued down and the bubbles are smoothed out, apply another coat of Modge Podge and allow time for drying.

That’s it!! After it’s dry put it together and BAM!- Beautiful piece of art :)


This project was equally as time consuming but turned out amazing if I do say so myself! A couple coats of paint truly goes a loooooong way. From yellow 70’s blaaaa to beautiful!


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3 thoughts on “My latest upcycling/ refinishing projects- Refinishing DIY

    • Rockin Autism Mom says:

      Oh I do a little bit of everything..candles, soap, lip balm, lotion, clothes. hats, scarves, jewelry, wire wrapping, painting, drawing, taking photos/photo editing, scrapbooking, graphic design, im sure im leaving stuff out but you get the point :)

      • artsychicksw says:

        You are truly multi-talented! I focus most of my creative time on my jewelry since I can make some extra money that way, but I also really enjoy mixed media art of all kinds and do some of this for gifts to keep my hands in it. I want to pick up art journaling again and have been looking at lot at Pinterest about it…so many beautiful images and new techniques since I last art journaled! I used to scrapbook when my kids were younger, before I got into jewelry creation, but don’t have time for it anymore. I’ll probably pick it up again one day to finish the kids scrapbooks for them. They are now older and starting to move out and I’m sure they’d like to have them. To me, being creative is a gift and I love to use it!

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