...Old Furniture Revamp!

My craft area needs a revamp!
I've been jam packing my craft drawers and they have been overflowing with goodies
 for awhile now, so when I found this set of drawers outside my local Opp Shop I couldn't resist!



This is how I found them originally.

Hideous.

It had a sign on it saying 'free please take' How could I say no?!



There's some 90s paint work for ya!


I recently bought some Martha Stewart Stencils so have been super excited to stencil anything I can get my hands on...this will be my first victim!!


Here's how I did it!

I started by sanding it back. I didn't NEED to do this necessarily, but it removed the lumpy texture from the 'beautiful' sponge effect, and allowed for the other colors to go on smoothly.

I then applied a coat of primer, which looks a bit messy, but my goodness it made a difference!!



I then chose my colours... 

Here is the paint I've chosen-this base colour makes me simply giddy with excitement!!

Next was the fun part. Stencilling.

I honestly really enjoyed this part, I thought I'd get over it and find it really tedious, but it was quite the opposite, I loved it!

I tried a few different tools to apply the top layer, but the roller was definitely the best.

The application of the main pattern took a fair while (3 hours....) as you need to wait for the paint to dry a bit before putting the stencil over to line it up, but I'd always move to different areas to allow for it to dry in different spots, so that worked well. 

I then stencilled the drawers. I decided to use a different pattern for each one as they are all so prety and  I wanted to utilise all of them.
Pretty...

 Here's the finished product. I am pretty darn proud of the way it's turned out and I now want to go and find some more old furniture to do up!! Look out hard rubbish piles!












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10 comments:

  1. Beautiful Work. Love what you did with the chest. Thanks you for sharing. Visiting from Sassy Little Lady.

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  2. Beautiful, nothing better than a piece being loved again :)

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  3. This looks GREAT! What an improvement from how you found it! I found you at the Sassy Little Lady "Show and Tell Saturday" party. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

    ~Abby =)

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  4. Great job making it over. I love the stencil and the way you used it. Glad I happened onto your blog from My Romantic Home.

    Jenny @ http://jennylynndesignz.blogspot.com/

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  5. This turned out super cute!! Fantastic job!! ;)

    Brenda
    ChattingOverChocolate.blogspot.com

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  6. Very cute! I love the different stencils on each drawer!

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  7. painting something does wonders! looks great

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  8. This looks great. Visiting from Motivate Me Monday.

    Sarah
    http://sarahmschultz.blogspot.com

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  10. Lovely job- you should be proud!

    I admit to doing MUCH sponge painting in the 90's and early oughts!
    ~Cringes now ~

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