The first step was to sand the dresser. The outside I planned on painting so it only needed a scuff using 60/80 grit sandpaper, than a 220 grit for finishing off before priming. This gives the surface a blank canvas to work with so to speak.
Stencil Revolution | Dresser Makeover
This post is sponsored by Stencil Revolution.
When I first saw this oversized three drawer dresser, I immediately saw a vision with stencils! Or some type of art on the drawers. I am so grateful for the opportunity to work with Stencil Revolution being offered one of their great stencils for my project! This was my first time using a stencil on a dresser, so please I'd love to hear your thoughts!
The drawers were a different story! They have 2 layers of veneer over top the natural wood. The natural wood was what I was going for, so I needed to sand sand SAND! This took about 2 hours to get the exact surface of wood underneath. Again I used 60 grit sandpaper for these and it took about 5 discs with my orbital sander.
Here you can see the difference between the veneer and the natural wood.
Here is everything sanded down and ready for primer!
Before priming I filled some holes with bondo! And then sanded them down to be flush with the wood.
Here is the dresser primed! I used a zinsser shellac based primer, this primer is the best to prevent bleed through, I did two coats of primer.
First coat of paint using dixiebelles dried sage, chalk paint! I love using chalk paint. I find it levels the brush strokes, and adhesion is amazing.
I did three coats of paint to make sure it was fully covered.
So now it was time to place the stencils on my drawers to see where I wanted them to go!
Once I had them where I wanted them, I used painters tape to hold them in place while I painted them on the drawers!
I used the same colour for stencils as I did for the dresser. I hand painted them with a brush very lightly dangly a decent amount of paint into the stencil. I love how delicate it is, it looked exactly like how I was hoping!
What I love about stencil Revolutions stencils, was they were super easy to use, the material they were made out of was very durable, so I didn’t have to worry about it ripping, and I 100% can use it again. They are super affordable, so I will definitely be using more of their products.
Here is the dresser drying! I want to leave the drawers natural wood, so I am just going to coat with dixiebelles gator hide, over the drawers and frame.
Here is it with the top coat applied! - all hand painted
Here is the the final product!! 😻
Here is a video tutorial of the project!