Hello again, my lovely friend! For today’s makeover, I updated this yard sale dresser I got last 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 wiped it clean and sanded all over the blemishes and burn marks to smooth everything out. The nicks were patched with wood filler. Then I primed with Zinsser shellac primer to avoid bleed-through (two coats). Grab your free printable guide for how to properly prep furniture for painting here.
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 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. The rest was in great condition.
I almost forgot to add that I protected this stenciled dresser with Annie Sloan’s clear wax using a lint free cloth.
I’m also 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!
– 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.
Next, see how I hung removable Paris Map wallpaper in my new basement office space! (It was so easy and it looks fabulous!)