Saturday, 21 October 2017

Stenciled Dandelion Dresser

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I got a text from my good friend Sarah. She needed a dresser for her daughter. This is the only one I had completed, but she was looking for something white, and more girly.

I remembered that I had this waterfall dresser tucked away.

 I sanded it down.

and decided to use knobs instead of pulls on the drawers, so I had to fill some holes.

She told me to do whatever I wanted, keeping in mind it was for a pre-teen and she wants it to last a long time.
I decided on a Dandelion stencil.
Then found this stencil online, and cut it out with my Silhouette machine. Then I found the quote and thought it would be such a good message for a young girl.

 I started painting, unfortunately the tannin from the wood was seeping into each coat of paint. After three coats I knew I had to buy some shellac based paint to stop it. After that I painted another coat on the body of the dresser and two coats on the drawers. Finally it was a nice bright white.  I added the stencils and I love how it turned out.
When I was choosing the knobs I was wondering if she would like something with a little bling, then I remembered that this was the girl that snuck a tiara to school for her school pictures, oh yeah, she'll like bling, so I chose to use crystal knobs.

Best of all, the new owner loves it!

Aren't they such a cute pair?

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