Queen Bee Dresser
My six year old granddaughter recently got her own room. She has a shabby chic/glam thing going and I wanted to give her a dresser. Off to the local Restore thrift shop to look for something to paint...
This is the buffet I found. I love the lines and it is rock solid.
I removed the drawers, doors, and hardware. I gave everything a good cleaning and deglossed all of the wood.
One coat of Kilz primer. Note...Do not use spray primer, use brush on. The overspray is messy and creates a textured feel that must be sanded...(live and learn).
I painted everything with 3 coats of soft pink chalkpaint.
I masked out stripes on the three plain drawers and painted with white chalk paint. I also masked the borders around the end panels of the dresser, and the insets on the top drawers and the door panels and painted those white as well.
I stenciled fleur de lis on the center top drawer with silver cream.
Here is the Queen Bee stenciling on the doors. I did this with a silver liquid marker.
I painted the cabinet interior and the door backs with my grandaughter's favorite color! All of the hardware was painted silver. To finish the stripes on the drawers neatly, I used the silver marker to make a thin line between each color change.
On all raised moldings, I masked and rubbed on the silver cream.
The large Queen Bee was stenciled on the top first with white paint.
I then, using the silver marker, highlighted areas of the stencil that I wanted to stand out. The bee and crown were all silver.
This is the finished stencil.
Using a wallpaper stencil with a queen
Bee motif and the silver marker, I stenciled the end panels. I then gave everything a few clearcoats of matte finish before replacing the doors, drawers, and hardware.
And here's the finished dresser, all ready for the Queen Bee, herself!
Rustoleum Chalked soft pink
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