Upcycling: Spiderman Chest of Drawers

24th February 2015
As you may remember a little while ago I upcycled some chest of drawers using Marvel Comic characters for Chunk, and I’ve finally gotten around to upcycling his other set.
This time I focussed solely on Spiderman, because Chunk is quite into this character at the moment.
It was quite easy, all I needed was some PVA glue, wallpaper samples, paint brushes, scissors and Clear Sealant by Rustoleum.
spiderman chest of drawers upcycle rustoleum
Step One
Measure out the drawer sizes and the side panels and cut out pieces of wallpaper of these sizes. I also cut out some individual Spiderman pictures from the offcuts to add to the top of the unit.

Step Two
Unscrew the handles from each drawer and make sure all of the surfaces are smooth.
Step Three
Apply PVA glue to one piece of paper at a time and stick them onto the chest of drawers. Make sure you smooth it out with a brush as much as possible to reduce air bubbles. Thankfully for the drawers I used a wallpaper border, so it already had a sticky back!
spiderman upcycle chest of drawers
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Step Four
Add a little PVA over the top of the paper and wait for it to dry.
Step Five
Brush Clear Sealant onto all of the papered areas to protect them
Step Six
Once completely dry, screw the handles back on.
Easy or what?!

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7 Comments

  • Unknown

    25th February 2015 at 11:35 am

    That looks great and sounds very simple to do. #MiniCreations

  • Lifelittleones

    25th February 2015 at 1:56 pm

    I love your upcycling ideas, these drawers look fab #minicreations

  • Tarana Khan

    25th February 2015 at 7:50 pm

    This is so awesome! I like how you put the characters on top as well.

  • Unknown

    25th February 2015 at 11:36 pm

    I love this and it looks very simple to do. Did you mix your PVA glue with water?

    1. Claire

      26th February 2015 at 2:39 pm

      Hi Melody, no I didnt use water because I was using thick wallpaper so wanted it to be strong.
      I water down PVA for decoupage projects though!

  • mummy24

    1st March 2015 at 9:36 pm

    These look great – my son would love this!

    Ashleigh

  • kidGLloves

    3rd March 2015 at 6:34 pm

    Lucas says – WOW!!!! Just WOW!!!! I am LOVING the drawers. Spiderman is one of my favourite superheroes. What a great idea and you are a XL MEGA AWESOME mum!!!! Thanks for linking to #minicreations

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