Stencils Can Make Old Kids Furniture Look Like New!
Good morning, my DIY friends. Kids furniture sure does take a beating. Replacing those old pieces may not be an option unless you’re ready to whip out lots of moolah. The good news is that no matter what your skill level is, you can complete a furniture makeover project. The better news is that Cutting Edge Stencils is here to help! Sometimes all it takes is one stencil to make over multiple pieces in your home. Today we’re going to share two furniture makeover projects using our Harlequin Allover Stencil.
We’d like to introduce to you Lori, the DIY furniture makeover maven behind the blog Vintage Charm Restored. Lori purchased a dresser for her son when he was about seven years old and he used it for over eleven years. The dresser functioned just fine but there was visible wear and tear on the piece. Rather than toss it aside, Lori decided to give it a makeover. First she sanded it down and painted it using American Paint Company’s Freedom Road, a great deep charcoal grey. The sides had fun lines and she wanted to play them up so decided to add a stencil pattern. Lori chose the Harlequin Allover Stencil, a popular geometric pattern. She painted the diamond-inspired pattern using American Paint Company’s Born on the 4th. Lori taped the stencil to the side of the dresser and then used an artist brush to trace it. Once she had it traced on, she hand painted each diamond for a crafted look. After the stencil was complete, Lori coated the piece using The Furniture Connoisseur Antique Walnut Wax. She topped it off with updated hardware that kept in line with the masculine feel. Lori had this to say about her stenciled makeover, ” It is a beautiful makeover.”
With one dresser makeover complete, Lori was to tackle another. This time instead of a masculine look, she was going to wave her magic stencil wand and create a dresser fit for a princess. The dresser started out completely white. Lori painted it using Sherwin Williams Fussy Pink and then went back over the small details using Modern Masters Pharaoh’s Gold. Then she reused her Harlequin Allover Stencil on the sides. We think it’s totally awesome when fans reuse their stencils for multiple projects! Just like the last project, Lori outlined the diamond shaped pattern using Sharpie Gold Paint Pen. She painted the pattern using Sherwin Williams Reverie Pink. After the stencil was complete, she applied a top coat of Modern Masters Master Clear in Semi-Gloss. For the final touch, Lori added decorative blinged out knobs and rhinestone buttons to the Harlequin pattern. The result is a dresser fit for a princess!
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Michelle and the Cutting Edge Stencils Crew
ON THE DISNEY PRINCESS DRESSER PINK & GOLD WHAT GOLD PAINT DID YOU USE? IT IS VERY BEAUTIFUL,SO CLEVER
You can visit Lori’s blog for more information on the project by clicking: http://www.vintagecharmrestored.com/2014/10/hand-painted-princess-furniture.html
But as far as the colors used go, they were Sherwin Williams:
Fussy Pink as the main big dresser color
Reverie Pink as the accent color
Do hope this helps!