Stencilled dresser with hutch turned chalk board

Before pic of the bottom portion of the hutch The before picture of the top picture of the hutch

I came across this dresser hutch combo and I thought it would make a good project piece.  My daughter was still using the dresser that we had in the nursery, which was just too small.  I wanted a sutble design with a few details that would really make it special like a stencilled detail.  After looking around online, I found one example that used a stencil to make the countertop of a dresser stand out like it was an actual countertop.  Because I was also really wanting to try incorporating a black board on the hutch, the countertop needed to be feminine.

How to:

1.  Clean furniture, remove knobs and sand off any rough or stained areas.

2.  Paint the entire piece with two coats Rustoleum in French White shade (slightly cream colored) – I purchased three cans, and then returned to purchase three more.  Things to consider if you use spray paint:

  • Absolutely must do it out doors or in a big shop with good ventilationStencilling the top counter of the hutch
  • Wind will be a factor
  • You may need a lot more paint if wind is a factor
  • Take you time and do thin multiple coats to prevent drips

3.  Once dry (which is another reason to use spray paint, it dries quick), stencil design on countertop.  I started with the lotus flower design in multiple sizes/styles and continued to add between flowers until I covered the countertop completely.  I also did this on the top and bottom sides of the shelf on the hutch.  I ordered my stencil from amazon – Folkart was the name of the vendor.

4.  Prep the hutch for the chalk board paint by taping off edges.  I used Martha Stewart’s black chalk board paint and found I needed to water it down slightly for the second coat.  I also painted the knobs black with spray paint.

prepping to paint the chalk board paintMartha Stewart chalk board paint

Before second coat of chalk paint

5.  Coat entire piece with polyurathane or sheer protectant

Finished Product:

Finished hutch chalkboardFinished hutch chalkboard

Finished hutch chalkboardFinished hutch chalkboard

Finished hutch chalkboardFinished hutch chalkboard

 

 

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Stencilled dresser with hutch turned chalk board
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Stencilled dresser with hutch turned chalk board
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I came across this dresser hutch combo and I thought it would make a good project piece.  My daughter was still using the dresser that we had in the nursery, which was just too small.  I wanted a sutble design with a few details that would really make it special like a stencilled detail.  After looking around online, I found one example that used a stencil to make the countertop of a dresser stand out like it was an actual countertop.  Because I was also really wanting to try incorporating a black board on the hutch, the countertop needed to be feminine.
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