Navy Superhero Dresser

By: Jennifer Allwood from
Navy Superhero Dresser
Navy Superhero Dresser
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Give an old dresser an easy upcycle with a bit of gift wrap or other decorative paper. This Navy Superhero Dresser is a simple project that turns a plain wooden dresser into the perfect furniture piece for any superhero lover. Create your own superhero dresser, or use this project as inspiration for your own unique upcycling project. With just a new paint job and some gift wrap, this dresser was transformed. You can use scrapbook paper, left over wall paper, or anything else your imagination comes up with to upcycle your own furniture.

From the blogger: "If you have a superhero lover in your house, this one will get you major brownie points by transforming an old dresser with superhero gift wrap to cover the drawer fronts. Of course you could use any pattern of gift wrap...the possibilities are endless."

Estimated Cost$21-$30

Time to CompleteWeekend project

Primary TechniquePainting


Materials List

  • Dresser with inset drawers
  • Navy colored chalk paint
  • Gel
  • Gift wrap
  • Gel stain


Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Determine what type of primer is needed.

  2. Use primer and paint.

  3. Decoupage paper to dresser drawers.

  4. Paint original furniture knobs.

  5. Distress edges.

  6. Seal with stain.

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The gift wrap in this picture is a little busy for my tastes, but I love this project! I would love to have Captain America plastered all over my dresser drawers!


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