Chevron Makeover

Classic and fun. Clean and colorful.

We were so taken with this fabric from Calico Corners that we decided to recreate the look on a dresser using O’verlays.

Colors and patterns

The makeover was done using the Malm dresser from Ikea and the Zia O’verlay.

To create a neutral background for the Chevron accents we chose an off white paint by Behr called “Swan Wing”.The dresser and drawers were  primed with “Gripper Paint”. After priming, we painted on the base color, following the instructions on both the paint and primer labels.

IKEA Dresser

As the dresser paint dried, we got to work on the O’verlays. Drawing from the palette in our inspiration photo, we chose an assortment of colors. We used Behr Ultra  paint from Home Depot in matte shades of “Mother Nature” (Green), “Hallowed Hush” (Blue), and “Flint Smoke (Grey). Each strip of Zia was painted and arranged in a pattern of alternating colors. Always check the paint label for instructions and drying times.

O'verlays does custom designs
O'verlays hold paint well
myoverlays custom design

Using an adhesive, (Liquid Nails) the strips were glued on to the drawers. To make sure things were spaced evenly, we glued the top and bottom strip first on each drawer. We also made sure that no strips hung over the edge of the drawer.

Once everything was glued and in place it was time to take a step back and admire our work. The colorful O’verlays really pop against the off white base.

O'verlays molding painted different shades
O'verlays chief ball fetcher approves

The new and improved dresser makes quite a statement and the whole process was so simple and fun!