Dresser Makeover

4 Materials
3 Hours

This dresser was in pretty good shape, only a few areas needed attention.

Prepping for this was a bit challenging. I had to sand the top due to some really deep scratches.

I finally got it smooth enough. I’m using a palm sander which doesn’t go too fast because I’m sanding inside, it doesn’t fly everywhere.

I’m using fusion paint which is a mineral paint. You can find this on Amazon or look for suppliers in your area. This one is called chateau. I wanted it to be light as I’m adding a stencil.

Once sanded, I cleaned it down with krud cutter. This can be found at Home Depot.

Ok, so this happens now and then and it’s a nightmare, but thank goodness for stain blocker!

Unfortunately this didn’t work for me, I put four coats of this on and nothing! I usually use the spray, but couldn’t find it.

I took a break, then the next day I went to the Home Depot and bought two cans of the spray. It worked like a treat!

While I waited for the paint to dry I stenciled the sides of the drawers with this French poetry stencil.

I ordered this large stencil on Amazon, it fit so perfectly on this dresser. I used a light gray color for this.

I kept the original hardware because it’s so beautiful. I can’t imagine any other hardware on this piece.

I absolutely love everything about this dresser.

This color is one of my favorites now from fusion.

The poetry just adds more detail to the drawers.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you were inspired to create your own unique piece!

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  • Teri Villabrille Teri Villabrille on Nov 01, 2021

    Absolutely stunning, Love this dresser. How did you stencil over the part between the drawers it isn’t flat, so the stencil would have a gap and not lie flat?

  • Jenn Cunningham Jenn Cunningham on Nov 01, 2021

    What’s the stencil translate to?

  • Bobbie Eason Bobbie Eason on Nov 02, 2021

    I absolutely love this! Beautiful show stopper! Do you have more pieces with tutorials


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