Boho Stenciled Dresser

6 materials
4 Days

This dresser started off in rough shape. It was painted almost completely black and not done well at that.

I sanded the entire dresser down to the wood grain, except for the top. I only did a rough sanding on the top because I knew I would be repainting it.

I rough sanded the top with an 80 grit sanding block and then a 120 grit sanding block.

I used a combination of my power sander and hand sanding for the rest of the piece.

Once I had everything sanded down the way I wanted it I stained the drawers and let them dry over night. After staining the drawers I used my stencil to apply a design to the front of the two larger drawers. I painted the base in between staining the drawers and adding the stenciled design.

I sanded down the drawers the the wood grain. Then, I put a coat of stain over them.

You can see here that the stain really brought out the detail of the wood grain!

I let the drawers dry overnight after I applied the stain.

Once the drawers dried overnight I picked out my stencil and got to work!

I did not wash the stencil between uses. There was minimal paint transfer and almost no paint seeped through to the bottom part of the stencil.

Between the stain and the stencil paint drying I painted the base of the dresser. I used two coats of paint to ensure even/full coverage.

Then, I installed hardware!

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