Small Dresser Makeover with Paint and Old Sign Stencils


I purchased this little dresser at the consignment shop for $5.99 last week.  I planned to fix it up for my daughter.


First, I painted it with two coats of Dutch Boy Chalky Finish Paint in "Popcorn" that I found at Menard's.  I really like the product, and I really love the price of $18.99 a quart. Since I used chalk paint on the dresser, I didn't have to pre-sand or prime. 

I then stenciled two of the drawers with a fleur d'lis stencil from Show Offs, purchased at Hobby Lobby, with black craft paint.

I then used a stencil "Bed and Breakfast" from Old Sign Stencils  Getaway Collection on the dresser top.

After stenciling, I sanded the edges with 150 grit sandpaper and I sanded the stencils a bit as well.  Instead of waxing the little dresser I brushed and wiped on a coat of Miss Mustard Seed Hemp oil.  This is the first piece of furniture I used the hemp oil on, but I had liked the ease of application and the nice finish on other small projects.




I receive stencils from Old Sign Stencils at a reduced rate, but am very happy to endorse the whole stencil collection. I am actually having a love affair with stenciling!  

I added the fleur d'lis stencil to match a scarf hanger that I had made for my daughter at Christmas time out of an old thrift shop plaque, and Hobby Lobby hooks.





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