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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Another DIY: O'verlays and my IKEA dresser.

Ok.  So excited to share with you a fun project I did last week.  Remember when wrote about O'verlays a couple of weeks ago?  Well, I got my pieces and finally got a chance to use them!  I used them on my IKEA KOPPANG dresser.  Very similliar to the HEMNES dresser, but about $50 cheaper.

Here's how it all went down.

BEFORE:


My O'verlays arrived beatifully wrapped in this blue tissue. Can't wait to get started!  :)


Here's my arsenal.  Primer, paint and small roller brush. 
I refreshed my furniture painting technique by looking here

 

Just finished STEP ONE: primer. 



STEP TWO:  Paint


1/2 way there!


STEP THREE:  Position and attach O'verlays



AFTER
And voila!  I simply attached the O'verlays with the double stick tape they included and used a level to make sure I got them on straight.  Very easy!



A fun upgrade don't you think?


A couple of thoughts on O'verlays.  Love them!  So easy to use and reasonably priced at less than $20 a panel.  White on white looks fabulous, so you don't even need to paint if you're putting it on a white piece.  Adding them on a mirrored surface would be oh so fabulous too.

Such an easy way to add instant graphic pop, and your own personality and character to an otherwise generic piece.  I'd love to hear if you're inspired to do your own O'verlay makeover!




5 comments:

Anonymous said...

looks amazing...love overlays!

LindsB said...

what an awesome makevoer- I just LOVE what the O'verlays do to simple dressers!

Cheryle said...

Love the color combo!! Great work...Cheryle

Unknown said...

great makeover!

Daniel said...

Hi there,
Could you give me your opinion please,
Thinking about using the Koppang as the base for a vanity and installing a sink in the top. Is the dresser strong enough? How stable is it?
Thanks!

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