Cherry Blossom Dresser Makeover


Hey guys, it’s time again for Themed Furniture Makeover Day with my creative blogging friends.  Every month we have a new theme (you can see all the past ones HERE) and this time we’re sharing anything related to the Outdoors.

I decided to update this yard sale dresser I got earlier this summer.  It had nicks and scratches all over and burn marks on top from a curling iron.

(Before) How to get this gorgeous cherry blossom look on your next furniture makeover! By Girl in the Garage

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First things first, I gave it a good sanding all over the blemishes and burn marks to smooth everything out.  I patched the nicks with Minwax Stainable Wood Filler.  Then I primed with Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Primer to avoid bleed-through (two coats in some areas!).

After all the prep work, it was time to have some fun!

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

I painted the dresser in Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint in Old Ochre.  I debated on changing the pulls, but since there are ten of them that would’ve added at least another $20-30 to the cost, so I painted them too.

For the Outdoors theme, I pulled out my Cherry Blossoms stencil from Royal Design Studio that I used on this vanity makeover last year…

Royal Design Studio Cherry Blossoms Stencil

I laid out the stencil sheets with FrogTape Delicate Surface Tape, and painted them with Annie Sloan’s Coco and Pure White.

How to get this gorgeous cherry blossom look on your next furniture makeover! By Girl in the Garage

I went back through and connected the branch segments with a small paintbrush so it doesn’t look so separated.  And I’m glad I went with the two-tone stencil colors this time – it really makes the design pop even more.

How to get this gorgeous cherry blossom look on your next furniture makeover! By Girl in the Garage

Love, Love, Love.

How to get this gorgeous cherry blossom look on your next furniture makeover! By Girl in the Garage

I didn’t paint all of the drawers – just the front panel and top lip on each.

How to get this gorgeous cherry blossom look on your next furniture makeover! By Girl in the Garage How to get this gorgeous cherry blossom look on your next furniture makeover! By Girl in the Garage

And I’m happy with how the handles turned out.  It’s great to keep costs down, especially when you’re planning on reselling your furniture.

How to get this gorgeous cherry blossom look on your next furniture makeover! By Girl in the Garage

I got lucky a few weeks back and found this vintage birdhouse at the thrift store.  I thought about painting it but I kind of love the caramel wood color!

How to get this gorgeous cherry blossom look on your next furniture makeover! By Girl in the Garage How to get this gorgeous cherry blossom look on your next furniture makeover! By Girl in the Garage

A slightly different view:

How to get this gorgeous cherry blossom look on your next furniture makeover! By Girl in the Garage

And here’s a before-after again:

How to get this gorgeous cherry blossom look on your next furniture makeover! By Girl in the Garage

What do you think of my dresser makeover?  I love the Cherry Blossom stencil and it’s helped me makeover two of my favorite stenciled pieces!

I will be saving this piece for my next vintage market (that’s right, I said next – I enjoyed my first market so much that I signed up for another one!)…  I’ll be at Hunt & Gather on Sept. 2 & 3 in Crown Point, Indiana – follow their Facebook page HERE for more details.  You know what that also means… lots more painted furniture makeovers coming to the blog in the next 6 weeks!   🙂

Jen

Now it’s time to see what my friends have been up to… Click the photos below to learn all about their “Outdoors” themed furniture makeovers.

Themed Furniture Makeover Day

Come back tomorrow to see how I hung removable Paris Map wallpaper in my new basement office space!  (It was so easy and it looks fabulous!)


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21 Comments on Cherry Blossom Dresser Makeover

  1. Paula@SweetPea
    July 21, 2016 at 8:13 am (1 year ago)

    This dresser looks so pretty with its new paint color and pretty stencil. I’ll bet that someone will buy this quickly at your next sale. Other than making the merchandise, this one should be easier for you now that you’ve made your backdrop and folding screen for display. I enjoyed all of the posts that you shared about your sale. 🙂

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  2. Jolinda
    July 21, 2016 at 1:16 pm (1 year ago)

    I absolutely positively love it. And I have to tell you those are my favorite handles. I purchased some for a desk I re-did. The stencil really add charm. I am sure it will sell right away.
    Great Job.

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    • Jen
      July 21, 2016 at 9:52 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks so much, Jolinda! I’m glad I kept the original handles- they really do look perfect with the dresser.

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  3. Barbara
    July 21, 2016 at 1:28 pm (1 year ago)

    I love love love your dresser, It is so soft and beautiful, not busy at all. I’m sure it will sell quickly.

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    • Jen
      July 21, 2016 at 9:52 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks so much, Barbara! I did debate adding another branch or two, but I really thought “less is more” with this dresser. I’m so happy that you like it!

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    • Jen
      July 21, 2016 at 9:50 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Christy! That’s exactly what I was thinking… let the stencil be the center of attention 🙂

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  4. Tami @ Curb Alert!
    July 21, 2016 at 9:08 pm (1 year ago)

    My daughter has the same dresser in white as well. It’s one of my favorites, I think I would scream if she left her curling iron on top! As always, great makeover!
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  5. Carol Roy
    July 22, 2016 at 7:39 am (1 year ago)

    Oh so pretty!

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  6. Lucy @ Patina Paradise
    July 22, 2016 at 1:35 pm (1 year ago)

    I love that you chose to do a subtle colors on the stenciling. It makes it look so elegant.

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    • Jen
      July 22, 2016 at 4:23 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks Lucy! I had thought of adding some red, but this way is so much more versatile. 🙂

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  7. Wendi Wachtel
    July 23, 2016 at 6:50 am (1 year ago)

    Love that dresser and your stencil choice are perfect. I’m sure it will sell fast, although if it were mine I’d have a hard time letting it go!
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  8. Melanie
    August 9, 2016 at 1:38 pm (1 year ago)

    It’s beautiful!! My favorite type of piece too 🙂 I’ve done some free-hand cherry blossom painting, but I love how this turned out too with the stencil and multi-color look. Fantastic, pinning!

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    • Jen
      August 9, 2016 at 11:34 pm (1 year ago)

      Thank you so much, Melanie! I wish I could paint freehand, but I do not have a steady hand! I’ll have to make do with stencils and other tricks 🙂

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  9. Kendra
    February 25, 2017 at 5:17 am (6 months ago)

    The entire VintageStyleLiving.com team loves your site! You have some of the best furniture makeovers we have ever seen! Truly inspirational and thanks for sharing!!!

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    • Jen
      March 8, 2017 at 10:40 am (5 months ago)

      Thank you so much Kendra!

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