Galaxy Dresser - Ikea MALM dresser hack (using contact paper!)

This Ikea MALM dresser hack was a fun update using contact paper and can be taken off at any time. It's perfect for a kids room, a space room or any room really. This post may contain affiliate links. Thanks for supporting Sisters, What! 
Galaxy Dresser Ikea Dresser hack using contact paper to paint a galaxy that can still be removed
I've been going through old pictures and I came across the Ikea MALM dresser hack that I changed up to a galaxy dresser. For my boys room we had a space theme planned, so I thought I'd try out some galaxy painting. BUT, I didn't want to do it right on the actual dresser. I didn't have that much confidence in my painting skills...so I bought some black contact paper. 

Throwback Thursday - Striped Leather Bag

I saw on A Girl and Her Glue Gun how she does Throwback Thursdays on her blog by showcasing old posts and I thought it was such a good idea. So I thought I'd give that a try. It might not be every week, but a Thursday here and there. 
As I get in the middle of my pregnancy, I'm starting to remember all having a new little baby entails. One of those things is that I have to go back to a bigger bag that carries more than just my wallet and essentials. Kinda sad thinking about it, but totally worth it. Especially since my go to diaper bag is my DIY striped leather bag. It is my favorite bag I've ever made and it held everything I needed for my baby. But, it can definitely be used for more than a diaper bag. I love how it doesn't look like a diaper bag. 
Supplies Needed:

Exterior:
If doing the stripes bag cut
4 black strips (I used Bella Solid Fabric)- 2.75 inches x 15.5 inches
4 white strips - 2.75 inches x 15.5 inches (I used this fabric here)
(if doing a solid piece of fabric cut: 2 pieces fabric - 10 inches x 15.5 inches)
2 pieces of Leather/vinyl (or other heavy fabric like Cotton Duck Canvas Cloth ) - 8 inches x 15.5 inches (I used this color of Leather)
2 pieces of batting (I used Anne Soft and Sable ) 17 inches x 15.5 inches

Interior:
Cut
2 pieces of duck cloth - 17 inches x 15.5 inches
1 favorite fabric (for pocket #1) [I used Moda Fabric] - 12 inches x 15.5 inches
     1 heavy weight interfacing (for pocket #1) - 11.75 inches x 15.5 inches
1 favorite fabric (for pocket #2)  - 14 inches x 15.5 inches
     1 heavy weight interfacing (for pocket #2) - 13.75 inches x 15.5 inches

Other Supplies:
1 - Leather/vinyl for strap - mine was 34 inches x 5.25 inches (however, you might want your longer, so find another bag you like and decide you long you want it)
2 - leather pieces for strap - 3 inches x 2.75 inches
2 - leather pieces for D ring on bag - 3 and 1/2 inches x 1 and 1/4 inches
Fabric for pockets (I personally love Cotton and Steel)

Now click below to go to full tutorial:


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