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Stencilled dresser with hutch turned chalk board

 

I came across this dresser hutch combo and I thought it would make a good project piece.  I was thinking to do a sutble design with a stencil, nothing too bold.  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.  Rather than painting the top portion of the hutch all white, I opted to make the backing a black board – functional and stylish.

Before Pic

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 ventilation
  • 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.

 

 

 

Finished Product:

 

 

 

 

 

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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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Flawless Chaos
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