Here’s what I started with, a $10 garage sale find:
Someone along the way put on these tiny, little casters. It was missing one. See the sad, lopsided way the dresser is sitting? See the sad, splotchy garage floor I’ve created? Oops.
A missing caster did not deter us. A quick trip to Home Depot and I was home with these cute little table legs. HD had lots of different styles of legs. I had no idea stores carried these, but I’m glad I know now! They were only about $1.25 each and screwed right into the bottom of the dresser after Big K drilled some holes in it.
I have been wanting paint something yellow and I was happy when I found this oops paint at the hardware store. I painted the drawers white and then stenciled on the design. I used a Martha Stewart stencil that I found at Michael’s. Of course, I used the 40% off coupon that is available on my blog.
Let’s talk stencils for a minute. I LOVE the look of a stenciled wall. There are so many great examples of this in blogland. So, this spring I thought I would try it myself. I stenciled a wall in my dining room. It turned out horrendously! I don’t even have any pics it was so bad. I couldn’t get the stencil to line up, paint bled through everywhere, etc. It was basically a HUGE mess and a HUGE waste of time. I ended up painting over the wall the next day.
Needless to say, I have tons of respect for all of you bloggers that can stencil a wall. It is not easy!
After my failed stencil experience, I wanted to try to redeem myself. I’m never ever going to try a wall again, but I thought a small dresser would be a good place to give stenciling a second chance.
Here’s the result:
More on stenciling…I used this little foam roller (also from Michael’s). I made sure the roller was almost dry when I rolled on the paint. I also used very light pressure when rolling. Pressing too hard leads to the paint bleeding underneath the stencil.