Tribal Pattern Dresser

This month the Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest's theme was geometric design, so I stepped out of my comfort zone and tried out a new color and pattern on this dresser! The paint color I used was General Finishes Emerald, and I just love the color. Yes, it's bright, but everything about this piece is a little bit out of the ordinary.
I found this dresser at a garage sale a year and a half ago, and it's been sitting in my garage ever since. It has an art deco feel, and the woodgrain veneer was actually very pretty, but it was chipped and cracking in quite a few places on the bottom drawers, so I decided to paint it, but still keep the wood intact on the top.
I stenciled the top drawers with white,
but you'll need to click on the link at the bottom of the post for all the details on how to get clean lines when painting with stencils!
To get the pattern on the dresser, I used a projector (that we borrowed from school, although I'm wondering if you could also check them out from the public library?) to enlarge the pattern, and then chalk to outline it onto the drawers.
I know this piece won't appeal to everyone, but it was definitely fun to try something new. For all the details on this dresser, along with tips on stenciling and prepping furniture, head on over to
Jenny @ Refresh Living
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