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.
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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!
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.
I laid out the stencil sheets with FrogTape Delicate Surface Tape, and painted them with Annie Sloan’s Coco and Pure White.
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.
Love, Love, Love.
I didn’t paint the entire drawers – just the front panel and top lip on each.
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.
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!
And here’s slightly different view:
And here’s a before-after again of this cherry blossom stenciled dresser makeover (feel free to Pin this for easy access later):
What do you think of my dresser makeover? I love the Cherry Blossom stencil and it’s helped me make over 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 in September – 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.
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!)