We originally tried to scrape the veneer off, and wood fill all of the imperfections. However, this was NOT working!! That is when we discovered paintable wallpaper...
We measured all of the drawers (except the one in the middle that wasn't in terrible shape and had beautiful details) and cut the wallpaper to fit each one perfectly.
Then we painted the drawers one of my favorite colors - TURQUOISE! (And because my sister was begging us to paint something this color!)
We painted several coats on the entire piece... AND...
$5.00 was turned into one of our very favorite pieces! (Sorry I didn't stage this one, but I really wanted you to see a close up of the wallpaper.) Also, can you find something else that is missing?!?! When we took this picture we didn't have the two smaller knobs on the center drawer... We bought them on the way to the Sleepy Poet and it sold before we could take an official "After" picture. I'm Sorry!!!
Now we use paintable wallpaper whenever we can to give our pieces a unique look. If the price is right, GO FOR IT!! You can always find something creative to do with your treasures!
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