Learn How To Paint An Old Dresser Using Moroccan Stencils
Good morning, my Cutting Edge Stencils friends! Rather than toss that old piece of furniture to the curb, we’re going to show you how paint and stencil patterns can rescue it! Our furniture stencils make DIY furniture makeovers easy and affordable. Here is how one crafty blogger used the Rabat Furniture Stencil to freshen up an old dresser. Come be inspired…
We’d like to welcome back Kammy, the creative blogger and home makeover queen behind Kammy’s Korner. Kammy had a friend call her and offer her a curbside French Provincial dresser. It was beat up with a broken drawer. Here is what it looked like:
Yikes! But this roadside cutie was about to become a trash to treasure story. Kammy loves to rescue roadside pieces and give them new life. She picked it up in her truck and brought it home. The first thing she did was lightly sand the dresser and give it a fresh coat of light graypaint.
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It was already looking better with just a simple coat of paint. Unfortunately it had two broken drawers and fixing them would have been a time consuming challenge. Kammy decided to ditch the two broken drawers and create a cubby space. Rather than leave it a solid color she chose to add a peek-a-boo pattern. Kammy had previously used the Moroccan craft stencil on her stenciled mantel and felt it was perfect for this project. We love when our stencils are reused for multiple project! Kammy had the Rabat Craft Stencil in a size small.
With her Moroccan pattern in hand, Kammy was ready to start stenciling! She used blue painter’s tape to adhere the stencil to the wood. Then she painted the stencil pattern in a darker gray using a dense foam roller. If you are recreating this project at home, be sure to roll off extra paint so it doesn’t bleed under the stencil. The key to stenciling is using very little paint.
Because the dresser was so large, she did need to lift the stencil and reposition to finish her project. Ready to see how it all turned out? Here is her stenciled provincial dresser with stenciled cubbies.
We simply love the idea of a peek-a-boo pattern on furniture because we feel like it adds extra special charm.
The after pictures shows what a drastic difference that paint and a stencil pattern can make on an old piece of furniture.
Tell us: What do you think of this stenciled dresser makeover with stenciled cubbies? Leave us a comment below!
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Michelle and the Cutting Edge Stencils Crew