Craft Your Style DIY Furniture: Update an old dresser with a photograph!

Published on February 7th, 2015 | by Becky Striepe


DIY Furniture: Update an old dresser with a photograph!

DIY Furniture: Update an old dresser with a photograph!

I love the way this simple DIY furniture makeover transforms an old dresser into a statement piece.

Emma at A Beautiful Mess updated a dresser from their book Happy Handmade Home. The dresser was already lovely. Sleek, minimal, and modern. And her DIY furniture makeover changes its personality completely.

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Emma used a blueprint copy of a photograph to do this project, but you could really use any large paper that you like. A map would look lovely, and so would pretty wrapping paper from your stash. Shen notes that the best choice is something abstract or a landscape. A photo with people, for example, might look weird. what if you lay it all out and then a piece of hardware is sticking out of your bestie’s ear?

DIY Furniture Makeover: The Photo Dresser

What I love most is this project’s simplicity. You only need a few basic supplies to make it:

-blue print copy of a photo or other large piece of printed paper (map, vintage wrapping paper, etc.)

-scrap paper

Royal Coat Decoupage Finish (similar to Mod Podge)

-foam brushes

-X-Acto knife

That’s it! You can get the directions and see more photos of this lovely photo dresser over at A Beautiful Mess.

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My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .

2 Responses to DIY Furniture: Update an old dresser with a photograph!

  1. Becky Schantz says:

    Hello, Becky, from another Becky! I love this as well as your other ideas! This is probably a silly question as the answers are probably Yes and No. 🙂 Questions: Has your blog ever won the Liebster Award? Do you all have <1000 followers? If you answer No and Yes, then I WANT TO NOMINATE YOUR AWESOME BLOG FOR THIS AWARD.

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