DIY enthusiast transforms discarded chest of drawers into a super stylish piece

The waste of one person! DIY enthusiast transforms discarded chest of drawers into a super stylish piece with wallpaper paint from Bunnings

  • Carmen Blanch, a mother of NSW, has shared her latest DIY transformation
  • She reveals how she has transformed an old chest of drawers into a stylish piece
  • The discarded article was given a new life with black paint and wallpaper
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A mum with a passion for DIY is a proponent of the saying: the waste of one is the treasure of the other.

Carmen Blanch, from Gloucester, New South Wales, likes nothing better than to furnish her house with a series of items that she has decorated herself.

Her most recent piece, an old chest of drawers that was given away for free, now looks a designer item every inch – thanks to some black paint and wallpaper from Bunnings.

As well as taking to Facebook and Instagram to share snapshots before and after, Carmen also outlined her step-by-step process and listed every item she used.

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BEFORE: This chest of drawers could not look less like the designer item it was after its makeover

BEFORE: This chest of drawers could not look less like the designer item it was after its makeover

NA: A light sanding, a layer of paint and wallpaper transformed the once sloppy unit into a beautiful piece

NA: A light sanding, a layer of paint and wallpaper transformed the once sloppy unit into a beautiful piece

NA: A light sanding, a layer of paint and wallpaper transformed the once sloppy unit into a beautiful piece

Carmen Blanch (photo) recently shared details about how she overhauled a discarded piece of furniture

Carmen Blanch (photo) recently shared details about how she overhauled a discarded piece of furniture

Carmen Blanch (photo) recently shared details about how she overhauled a discarded piece of furniture

The chest of drawers was advertised online for free.

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However, the only provision was that it had to be collected.

While others may be put off by the size and weight, Carmen – who had to pick up the piece himself – said "where there is a will, there is a way".

Once at home, she began to remove the ugly remains of packaging tape with a hairdryer and a scraper.

The heat from the hair drier heated the adhesive tape while the scraper allowed the hair to remove it without damaging the wood.

The chest of drawers simply looks beautiful in Carmen's living room, especially against dark walls

The chest of drawers simply looks beautiful in Carmen's living room, especially against dark walls

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The chest of drawers simply looks beautiful in Carmen's living room, especially against dark walls

What items did Carmen use to transform the dresser?

* Wallpaper from Bunnings

* Hair dryer to remove packing tape

* Tape measure

* Scissors

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* Plastic scraper

* Steel scraper

* Brush for painting, second for glue

* Clean rags

* PVA glue

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* Water-based wattyl paint

* Sanding paper grain P80

* Screwdriver

She then gave the dresser a light sanding with P80 grade sandpaper to ensure that the paint she wanted to use would stick well.

In between sanding, Carmen wiped the device with a damp, clean cloth.

When the chest of drawers was ready to be painted, a water-based paint was used that was left over from a previous renovation.

She laid two layers on top of each other and allowed 24 hours between each layer to give the paint sufficient time to dry completely.

On day three of the makeover, she saw the drawer handles remove with a screwdriver before she made up the drawers from top to bottom and cut the wallpaper to size.

The wallpaper was cut three more times because each drawer had to be covered separately.

Carmen worked from top to bottom, covered the first drawer with PVA glue and then fixed the right part of the wallpaper in place.

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This step was repeated until each drawer was covered, while extra attention was paid to ensure that each piece was perfectly aligned.

& # 39; You must first calculate distances before pasting it there, because once you have been given wallpaper, it is very difficult to move. & # 39; Carmen said on the post.

Carmen shared a snap with the items she used to transform the dresser

Carmen shared a snap with the items she used to transform the dresser

Carmen shared a snap with the items she used to transform the dresser

Those who have seen the amazing creation of the handy mother on Facebook quickly praised her for her efforts.

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More than 2,600 & # 39; found & # 39; she liked her post and hundreds of others left a series of positive reactions to congratulate her.

& # 39; That looks great, & # 39; said an addition: & # 39; I have the same closet in my bedroom, I wish you could come and do mine, & # 39; someone said.

If you want to know more about Carmen's smart do-it-yourself projects, visit her on Instagram @ the.pisces.lady.in.au

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