Sweet Roses Mod Podge Dresser

Save a boring bedroom with this DIY dresser makeover!

Sweet Roses Mod Podge Dresser
Sweet Roses Mod Podge Dresser
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Is your bedroom feeling a bit drab? It's time for a makeover! This Sweet Roses Mod Podge Dresser is a great way to add a feminine chic touch to a precious furniture piece. Pretty and stylish, this DIY dresser makeover will help you revamp your home decor with ease. This Mod Podge dresser could easily fit anywhere from a seaside cottage to rustic farmhouse. Versatile, sophisticated, and easy, if you are looking for a weekend painting project, this is the DIY tutorial you’ve been searching for. Add a touch of elegance to your bedroom decor with this Mod Podge dresser project!

Time to CompleteWeekend project

Primary TechniquePainting



Materials List

  • FolkArt® Home Décor Chalk Paint – 34929 Cottage White, 34924 Seaside Villa
  • FolkArt® Home Décor Wood Layering Block 36046
  • FolkArt® Smooth Basecoating Brush 2” 36291E
  • Mod Podge® Ultra Matte Chalk CS24911
  • Mod Podge® 2 ¼” Brush Applicator 24960
  • Decorative Floral Napkins
  • Wax Paper
  • Scissors
  • Small Dresser
  • Water Basin
  • Paper Towels
  • Paper Plates


Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Wipe dresser to remove any dust or residue. Remove knobs or drawer pulls.

  2. Basecoat the entire dresser with Seaside Villa. Let dry between any additional coats.

  3. Separate approximately four napkins until you have just the printed top layer.

  4. Lay napkins on wax paper and apply a coat of Mod Podge® carefully to the surface. Try to avoid going back over where you brushed as the napkin will wrinkle. Let the napkins dry completely.

  5. When dry, cut out desired elements from napkins. Arrange the cut pieces on the dresser until you have the desired design.

  6. Apply Mod Podge® to the dresser surface and place napkin piece over the Mod Podge®. Smooth with fingers.

  7. Repeat process until all the napkin elements are on the dresser. Brush a coat of Mod Podge® over the napkin pieces to seal. You do not need to seal the entire dresser as the Ultra Matte Chalk finish will blend with the chalk paint.

  8. Pour a medium amount of Cottage White into a paper plate. Dip the layering block into the paint and very lightly drag the block across the surface of the dresser in areas that you want distressed. Lightly drag across the napkin pieces as well. Let dry.

  9. Attach the knobs or drawer pulls back to finish the piece.

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I love the look of this little dresser - end table or night stand! I could see it in a bedroom or entry hall, or even as a side sofa table. I think that is a good tip to decoupage the napkin design and let dry before applying to the wood for extra strength and workability. I would love to try to free draw and paint, but this method is so much faster! A great look, practical and fin project. Thanks for the great instructions too!


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