A step by step tutorial on how to use a bone inlay stencil for an Amazing DIY Vanity Dresser Makeover. Stenciling is a great way to add character to a piece of Furniture, Walls and even Floors.
This has to be one of my favorite makeovers and I know I say that about every piece of furniture but this one is absolutely in my top five favorite DIY projects. I really love stenciling and if you do as well then be sure to check out my Ikat Stenciled Storage Cabinet Makeover.
But moving onto to today’s victim which used to be my Grandmothers Dressing table and I’ve had my eyes on it for years and years that one day I want to paint and completely transform it. Because let’s face it in it’s current state it was just brown and boring.
Here is how it looked Before.
It was in an excellent condition, my Grandmother used to take really good care of her belongings and this dresser was no exception.
I’ve literally grown up around this dresser and looking at the same thing over an over again for more than 20 years, I would say it was high time for a makeover.
Materials Needed for DIY Vanity Dresser Makeover
Tutorial for DIY Vanity Dresser Makeover
The way I decided to paint the dresser was to keep the original glossy brown top as I know it was going to be used a lot and painting it would just be a constant maintenance process.
The color I chose to paint this dresser was a gorgeous dark Teal Chalk Paint color.
Before painting I had to remove the hardware from the vanity dresser which was quite the struggle since it was such an antique piece the knobs were completely jammed. But with a little moving around and muscle power the knobs were off.
After that I gave the front, sides, drawers and the legs of the vanity dresser about two coats of the chalk paint using a large round brush.
Let it dry before stenciling.
And then it was time for the Stenciling.
I went in with the color White as a contrast over the Teal. Dip the stencil brush into the white paint, dab off the excess on a piece of paper and then gently go over the stencil.
If you have a larger area to cover then it is ideal to use a foam roller brush but for this dresser I used stencil brushes.
The stencil I used for this project was the Indian Inlay Stencil by Cutting Edge Stencils. I absolutely love this pattern and have used it to update a plain IKEA Table as well as to paint a gorgeous Wall Art.
I stenciled the sides of the dresser as well as the mirror.
For the mirror I used Liquid Gold Gilding and stenciled the four corners.
Trust me I tried my best to clean the mirror as much as I could but seems like it was just not having it.
Remember the drawer knobs that were completely stuck well this is an up close shot of how they looked after 40 plus years or more of use.
They needed an upgrade thats for sure.
I really liked the shape of it hence I decided to keep them.
I used the same Liquid Gold Gilding that I used on the mirror and applied a coat on the drawers knobs to freshen them up.
And this is how it turned out.
They look so much better!
The final step was to reattach the drawer knobs and put the drawers back in and that was it.
What do you guys think?