Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Blogiversary Week: Chevron Dresser Update

 
I'm excited to share a favorite product of mine with you guys today-- the new patterned vinyl designs available from Uppercase Living. I fell in love with Uppercase Living's products more than six years ago, and I have enjoyed using their vinyl designs and photo prints in my home for several years! When Tara {my UL Demonstrator and super cute cousin} offered to let me review their brand new Patterns, I knew exactly what I wanted to do... update my boys' dresser:
 
 
The last project in my boys' bedroom is finally complete! They had an out-of-the-box dresser from Target that was really plain and boring. Using two sheets of the Chevron Pattern vinyl {in Bright White} from Uppercase Living, I transformed it into a stand out piece! The best part, no paint or mess involved :) I finished the entire project in less than 30 minutes.
 
Here's what I did...
{Click over for the tutorial and to enter the giveaway!}



The entire dresser was completed with two sheets of vinyl {20"x20" each}, and I even had some left over. I'm guessing a lot of you have applied vinyl before, so I will just tell you the basics of what I did to make sure the finished pattern matched up and looked good on all the drawers.
 
 
1. First, I measured the width of the drawers-- they were 30" which was perfect! I used exactly one and a half sheets to complete the pattern width for each drawer.
2. I drew a line down the middle of my second sheet and cut it in half. {This gave me the 10" sections I needed to complete the pattern.}
3. I applied my first section of vinyl, {20" wide by 2 rows of chevron}, on the left side of the drawer.
4. Then I removed the backing paper, and now I was able to match up my second section {10" wide} and continue the pattern seamlessly.
5. I used the point of the chevron to match the two sections together. It was so simple!
 
I repeated the process for all 4 drawers, and this is how it looks completed:
 
 
It's graphic, modern, and the colors are timeless so I will be able to reuse it in another space when we need to upgrade the boys to something larger. The cool thing about the Patterns from Uppercase Living, is that you can buy them in any size sheet, from 6" to 20", and they have all my favorite designs {hello Houndstooth and Herringbone!}
 
Here is a picture of Tara's piano that she just refinished, with the quatrefoil design on the top and piano bench. I love it!!
 
 
The Fall 2012 catalog was just released and there are so many amazing new products. You must go take a look! Tara has a great promotion running right now through the end of the month... 20% off every order of $60, and 30% off every order of $100! You can browse the new catalog, create custom expressions and photo prints of your kids {my favorite product!} and more from Tara's website.
 
We are also giving away one 20x20" sheet of the Chevron Pattern Vinyl {just like the one I used for my dresser!}
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See what a difference a little vinyl can make?? The boys love their new dresser, and so do I :)

 
 Nat will be back tomorrow with another simple furniture update and giveaway!

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36 comments:

  1. Happy Blogiversary! The dresser looks great. Megan

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  2. Great look! Id love to do that to my own blah dresser!!

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  3. I love this one http://tara.uppercaseliving.net/DesignItems.m?CategoryId=327&CatalogId=&DesignId=6168&ItemId=&CurrentPage=1

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  4. I'm usually not a fan of chevron but this dresser looks so cute!

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  5. I like this one: http://tara.uppercaseliving.net/DesignItems.m?CategoryId=327&CatalogId=&DesignId=5835&ItemId=&CurrentPage=1

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  6. I love the houndstooth! The dresser looks great too.

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  7. How can I pick just one? The houndstooth is just perfect for Autumn. I love how the chevron and quatrefoil turned out.

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  8. How easy was that! And it looks really nice.

    Carla from Utah

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  9. Such a great product and CUTE dresser! I love it!

    My favorite pattern is the herringbone. I'm a sucker for it! :)

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  10. Definitely the houndstooth pattern!

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  11. I love the chevron in Caribbean Blue

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  12. Love the Chevron and love love r
    That finally there is a project using final that doesn't require a my own vinyl cutter, will have to check out Tara's site.

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  13. love the quatrefoil!

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  14. I've been on a big ol' quatrefoil kick lately!

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  15. Wow, what an amazing transformation on that dresser! I love the quatrefoil pattern...

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  16. Looks awesome!! I love the chevron pattern!!

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  17. I love the chevron! Such a cute dresser!

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  18. I Love the Chevron. It's my favorite pattern right now. Happy Blogiversary!!

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  19. I Love the Chevron. It's my favorite pattern right now. Happy Blogiversary!!

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  20. I like this guy: http://tara.uppercaseliving.net/DesignItems.m?CategoryId=327&CatalogId=&DesignId=6169&ItemId=&CurrentPage=1

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  21. I would love to do that to my piano - beautiful!

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  22. What a fun way to update a boring piece of furniture!

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  23. I love the chevron pattern on the dresser! I would love to make one. Thank you for offering the give away :)

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  24. I'm torn between the bold chevron and the tile pattern PD16070. (I actually have those tiles on the floor in my bathroom!)

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  25. I'm not sure of the name of the pattern, but this is my favorite, by far: PD16070. It reminds me of an old tile pattern...one you may have seen in a home centuries ago. LOVE it! I think this would look fantastic on my dresser turned buffet I'm starting on.

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  26. I'd love to see that fun chevron pattern on my desk!

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