Some of you may remember the dresser makeover I did for my daughters’ room. Well due to space issues and because I’m trying to cram more furniture in the master bedroom than is necessary, we have switched dressers with our daughters. They now have a big dresser and my husband and I have their smaller dresser that fits in the closet. Like I said I’m trying to cram lots of furniture into the smallish master bedroom. In this post I’ll be sharing How to Refinish a Dresser Using Stencils.
The butterflies and flowers worked great for their room, but I felt the need for something that would suit our room. I love the dressers with lettering stenciled across the drawer fronts, so I decided to design my own stencil that would reflect that style, and also be a great fit for the master bedroom.
I chose the 3rd verse in chapter 6 of Song of Solomon and made a repeating stencil with those sweet words. The SVG and JPEG cut file of this repeating stencil is available for personal use in my Resource Library, which is an email subscriber bonus.
The first thing I did with the dresser was sand it a bit to get a fresh surface to paint on. There were parts that reached the bare wood, but most of the paint was still on when I painted it again. I actually only gave it one coat of blue paint, trying to let both the white underneath and the parts where the sander took it to the bare wood, shine through some.
After the blue paint was dry, I stenciled the Song of Solomon verse on the drawer fronts. I used my Cricut Explore and the reusable Show-Offs Stencil Blanks to cut the stencil.
The dresser pulls are actually from our kitchen cabinets. We’ll be going to open shelving, so we won’t be using the pulls, so I decided to put them on this dresser. They were spray painted white.
What do you think of them? I honestly don’t know if there’s an etiquette for cabinet pulls or dresser pulls, is there even a difference? Can they be used interchangeably? I thought about dry brushing blue paint on the pulls so they blend in, so the words can stand out more, what do you think?
On the stencil application, I stenciled the entirety of the stencil, then I moved the stencil to where the first row overlapped the third row, and stenciled the second and third row again. The left side of the stencil also overlaps with the right column of the applied stencil.
I hope this makes sense because of course I neglected to take in-process pictures. I also chose to start the stencil in the middle on some of the drawer fronts to change it up a bit. After the stenciling was finished, I sealed the entire dresser with wax.
I hope you have enjoyed this dresser makeover!
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