Furniture Makeover!!

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I have been desperate to get a wardrobe cabinet for our bedroom. I started looking online and found they are very expensive. I was looking for simple and basic cabinet that has enough room to store few clothes and may be a section for guest bedroom linen and towels. So, I started yard sale search and after couple of visits I found a cabinet for $20.

I was very impressed by the price and it was in good shape, right size and has lock too. My husband wasn’t quite happy with the color as it doesn’t match our bedroom furniture.  I knew I could turn it to the way we want and was glad that I finally have something to experiment wood staining. It didn’t take long for me to realize that it is laminate wood 😦

However, I didn’t want to miss it and we bought it home. I had an idea to use contact paper(self adhesive liner) and change the color of it. But wasn’t sure if it was practical.

Anyways, I started looking everywhere for the contact paper that matches to the rest of the furniture. After 3 months of search I found @ Biglots for $2( perfectly matches my budget) and it took less than 2 rolls ($3-$4).

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Apart from the material, you need a lot of patience and interest in getting it right on the furniture. Below are some of the steps that shows the process.

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Published by Nima

Hi, I am very delighted that you stopped by! Welcome to Creative ME!!! I 'm a wife to an amazing hubby and recently mother to an adorable little munchkin :-), an Asian(Indian) native, nomad for a while and now currently @Portland, Oregan. Recently relocated from The Grand Canyon State and still adjusting to the gloomy weather here... When we first we moved to US(2012) ,our first 2 months of accommodation was in a hotel and that's when everything started. You must be wondering HOW? I was introduced to HGTV and started reading craft blogs. Ohh yes, PINTERST toooo and that is my fav! Well, inspired from these places, I started to DIY on budget and decorate our home. Whenever I posted pics of my projects on Facebook, everyone loved and gave many positive comments. Some of them also said I should not look for a job, instead start a blog or sell some of my projects ;) They thought I was doing something very cool!! That was a great motivation and I decided to tickle my creative senses to tame the stress monster ;-) And then, one day here is my blog , where I share my ideas and projects with friends, family and all other aspiring DIY-er's :) And if you like my blog, please come back and also don't forget to tell your friends :) Lastly, if you have a fun and functional craft or project or even a simple recipe I want to hear….please let me know and I can feature, down the line we will make Creative ME to WE..;)

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