Last fall, I picked up a simple little dresser at a yard sale because I saw great potential in this five-dollar wonder. I cleaned it up and painted it a pretty shade of blue with just enough grey in it to make it soothing, and added some bright white knobs to the drawers.
As happy as I was with the transformation, it still needed something more. I struggled for a while to come up with an idea, but I was finally inspired when I spotted a Kaleidoscope stencil by Americana. The design would be perfect to accent the drawer pulls! I grabbed some white paint and a sponge dauber and I was set.
I started by using some masking tape to attach the stencil to the drawer front, centering the design on the hole from the knob.
Then I used a teeny tiny bit of white paint on the dauber and pounced it onto the stencil. The key to a sharp stenciled image is to use just the slightest bit of paint at a time, and apply several coats if needed.
When the design was covered, I carefully peeled away the stencil. There’s no need to wait for the paint to dry, and the stencil will actually come off easier if you don’t wait.
I just love the design pop that this stencil gives!
I repeated the stenciled design on both sides of each drawer, then put the knobs back on.
I think this simple touch made the dresser so unique and modern. Now instead of being a subtle piece of furniture in the corner, it’s a fun addition to the room with its own personality.
It’s amazing what a little paint can do!
And guess what! Our friends over at Kirkland’s have featured this stenciled dresser on their site as part of their new Pinning Parlor! Kirkland’s is kicking off their new Pinning Parlor with a “Pin + Win Promotion” that you should definitely go check out. The Pinning Parlor, a gathering place for inspiration on MyKirklands.com, offers visitors the chance to pin beautifully styled photography, DIY projects, and design tips to their own Pinterest boards for a chance to win. Each week of the four-week promotion, one lucky entrant will win a $2000 prize pack from Kirkland’s and FormicaÂ® Flooring. They’re adding new inspiration to the Pinning Parlor each week, so be sure to check back often for more inspiration and more chances to win!