Here are two dressers that we also pulled from the storage unit the other day. There were so many things we considered doing (in terms of decorative restoration), but we settled on paint and stencil.
Since this was my son’s project, I let him make the creative decisions, which frankly was atrociously difficult for me. (Creative Control Freak!)
First, he patch the missing wood that splintered off over the years.
He even discovered that if you let the wood filler dry part way, you can roll over it with the cap to the wood filler to flatten out the filler. I was really impressed by this discovery.
Once the wood filler was set, he primered and painted the dressers. Together we spray painted on the stencils and I did some hand painting to accent the stencils a little (ahh, creative control seeped in a little!).
Here is the finished dressers. I think they turned out really cute.
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