Furniture Face-Lifts With Overlays
Whether painted to blend in or contrast with the base color, these details are definite standouts
Straight-from-the-crate furnishings often lack the personality—and detail—of their high-end counterparts. Now you can give plain-Jane pieces a more expensive look with the use of easy-to-apply overlays. Made of lightweight materials, such as medium-density fiberboard (MDF) and PVC, the intricately cut panels and trim pieces can be adhered to almost any surface with a compatible glue.
We gave a pine dresser Hollywood Regency style with custom-size panels.
We gussied up an unadorned mirror with trim in a Moroccan tile pattern.
Set a plain side table or standard framed mirror apart from the norm by adding some creative overlays and a few coats of paint. Get the details on this table DIY and two more in Furniture Face-Lifts With Overlays.
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