How to Glitter Dresser Drawers - DIY Glitter Projects
January 16, 2017
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Glitter friends unite! I love adding a surprise or something unexpected to my furniture projects. It's almost like wearing an undergarment that makes you feel good and nobody else knows it's there. One way to accomplish that is to add a punch of color or decoupage decorative tissue to the side of a drawer, but today we're going to talk Glitter!
Can you imagine the smile when someone opens up a drawer and sees something shiny? It's definitely a way to take something that's ordinary to a whole other level.
Case in point. We were working on a mid-century dresser. We painted it in Amy Howard Black, which made it look very "Hollywood", but I knew it needed more.
Let's get started. This project is so simple. All you need is Paint, Mod-Podge, Glitter and a brush. (You can easily get Glitter and Mod Podge at Michael's. We use so much of it, that it's worth buying in large quantities online.)
Make sure you have a drop cloth underneath your project or something to catch any falling glitter. We used a large lid from a storage bin.
We first painted a base coat of white over the drawer sides to help the Glitter stand out. You could use any color. If you use a bold contrasting color, it will help the Glitter pop even more. We used Amy Howard in Bauhaus Buff.
Once that is dry. Paint an even coat of Mod Podge on one side of your drawer. Then take your Glitter and pour it from the top down, covering as much area as possible on the drawer. Once it's covered, shake off the excess.
Set that drawer aside to let that side dry. Move to the next drawer. Once you have one side done on each drawer and they're dry to the touch, start on the other side of the drawer. To save Glitter, reuse what has fallen on your drop cloth. You can use a piece of paper to scoop it up and put it back in your shaker.
Once everything is dried. Paint another coat of Mod Podge over the top of the Glitter. This will seal it in place so it doesn't come off.
Once everything is dry, gently place the drawer back in the dresser. If any spots are too high that they'll rub on the sides of the drawer opening, take a piece of sandpaper and gently sand the high spots down.
It's that simple. Now sit back and enjoy your work.
I know your wheels are spinning. You're trying to decide what project to Glitter next. We'd love to see you pics. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.