Vintage Dresser Update

Vintage Dresser Update

Posted by DecoArt on Aug 13th 2017

There's no reason to throw out a dresser missing a few drawers when you can create something unique.


    • sandpaper
    • dresser
    • clean cloth
    • #2 flat brush
    • #8 stencil brush
    • waxing brush
    • drawer hardware


    1. Wipe away any dust or dirt on the dresser.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Paint the inside of the dresser's top shelf in Carbon.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Paint the outside of the dresser and all drawers using Yesteryear. Let dry.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Apply a second coat of Yesteryear, if needed.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Distress using a fine-grit sandpaper, focusing on the corners and edges. Remove any sanding dust with a vacuum or rag.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Begin stenciling the top surface of the dresser using Antique Bronze and the Mod Quatrefoil Stencil. (Be careful to line up the stencil each time.)
    12. Instruction #6
    13. Let the stenciled top dry completely.
    14. Instruction #7
    15. Wax all painted surfaces using Clear Crème Wax and a waxing brush.
    16. Instruction #8
    17. Attach the drawer hardware and insert the drawers.
    18. Instruction #9