TODAY I’M SHARING AN INSPIRING BLACK AND WHITE FLORAL DRESSER MAKEOVER + 6 DIY IDEAS FOR YOUR BLACK AND WHITE FURNITURE MAKEOVERS | YOUTUBE VIDEO
Are you a fan of black and white furniture? It’s a striking look and may feel intimidating to try but it’s easier to pull off than you might think. Today I’m sharing 6 Inspiring Black and White DIY Ideas that will help you create your own B&W dramatic furniture makeovers! And I can’t wait to share how one of these DIY ideas turned this Restore piece into a stunning Black and White Floral Dresser!
Also, if you’re new to the #siblog, on the fourth Thursday of every month, it’s Furniture Fixer Upper Day! Me and three of my super talented blogging besties get together to share our fixer-uppers from start to finish with easy-to-follow tutorials. I’ve included links to their makeovers at the end of today’s post.
Here’s the $60 Restore dresser I started with. Not a bad deal really. I noticed thrift store prices are on the rise here in the Toronto area. I’m curious what they are doing in your area?
Before I get into the how-to-tutorial here’s a sneak peek at the NEW look! What do you think? I think she’s looking classy-fem and I LOVE the black and white contrast!
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BLACK AND WHITE FLORAL DRESSER
Here’s how it all came together…
PREP | CLEAN
Started by removing the drawer liners. It was Christmas all over again. I love finding drawer liners because 99% of the time, it indicates clean drawers. The inside of these drawers is meticulous! Once I removed the liners and old hardware, I gave the piece a good vacuuming and then cleaned the inside and out with this furniture cleaner.
PRO TIP – I keep ALL the original hardware I remove from my pieces. You never know when it will be the perfect match for a future furniture makeover!
FILL AND REPAIR
I filled the old hardware holes with Bondo. I have a full tutorial on Bondo For Furniture Repairs. There were also a few repairs needed on the veneer. Peeling veneer on the sides as shown in the first two images. And veneer that was pulling loose on the drawer fronts as seen in the second set of images.
To repair veneer –
- I used a putty knife to remove any loose veneer
- Then overfilled the area with Bondo
- Bondo dries in 10-15min – then I sanded the area smooth
To fix the drawer fronts –
- I used wood glue and let gravity drop the glue in the gaps
- Then using these wood clamps, I clamped and waited for the glue to dry
SCUFF SAND AND PRIMER
Once my repairs were finished, I quickly scuff-sanded the entire dresser with my orbital sander and a 120 grit sandpaper. Scuff sanding takes all of five minutes and creates a little ‘tooth’ for the primer to adhere to. Once I removed all the dust with a tack cloth, I went ahead and primed with two coats of this B-I-N Shellac-Based Primer.
To get a high contrast between black and white, I picked this pristine white All-In-One paint called Whitecap. I sprayed two coats to get full coverage which used up 3/4 of this 16oz jar. If you don’t have a sprayer, it brushes on and self-levels beautifully as well.
I used this Vintage Floral Transfer from Belles and Whistles line. I know it doesn’t show the black and white florals on the tube, but it does on the back. I had two of these in my inventory so I used two sheets of black and white to get this look, but I have enough left over for an entire makeover.
To adhere the transfer to the top drawer, I used this Rub-On Method. It’s really easy to do. These transfers come with an applicator. You place your design where you want it. Remove the backing and then rub the design on.
TOPCOAT | PROTECTION
This painted dresser doesn’t need any additional topcoat because this SILK All-In-One Paint has a primer and sealer included. To seal and protect the floral transfers I will be using this spray wax. It’s super easy to use and has a totally flat finish.
I replaced the old hardware with this black hardware – so pretty!
6 BLACK AND WHITE FURNITURE IDEAS
Here are 6 B&W Furniture Ideas for you to create a high-contrast look. I used to think getting this look was all about using a lot of black and white paint, but there are so many other ways to achieve this look!
- Use Black and White Transfers to create a Black and White Design
- Stencil in Black on a White Painted Dresser
- Use Black Hardware on White or White Hardware on Black
- Use Black and White Drawer Liners for a Dramatic Surprise
- Paint your Dresser in Black and add a White Textured Paper
- Use Decoupage or Rice Paper to add some Black and White Elements
Here’s the finished look!
Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on Youtube. If you have any problems viewing below, feel free to watch it on my Youtube Channel HERE. Our #siyoutube family has hit 12.8K so don’t forget to subscribe if you haven’t done so already! So exciting, thank YOU! 🙂
AND NOW FOR SOME FURNITURE FIXER-UPPER FUN!
You’re going to LOVE what my creative team of Furniture Fixer Upper ladies do! Below are their BEFORE photos. Visit the links below to see the amazing AFTERS and learn how they did it! I’m heading over to take a peek as well! x
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I hope it’s inspired you and given you some new ideas for your projects!
LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS BLACK AND WHITE DRESSER MAKEOVER. FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE… I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU. IT MAKES MY DAY! 🙂
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