These have been done for quite awhile. Again, my lack of picture uploading is to blame. Actually, I'd like to pass the blame along to my prehistoric creature of a laptop that takes 45 minutes to load a page.
Anyways, if you follow me on Instagram (<-- if you don't already, do it!) then you already saw the before and after...
We started with an IKEA Rast dresser, which costs $34.99.
You will also need:
- About 4 or 5 cans of Krylon gloss black spray paint (no joke)
- 2 or 3 cans of primer (I'd use black.)
- Stencil sheet
- Exacto knife
- Krylon gold leaf paint pen
- Drawer pulls. (I could only find them here. Mine are medium Burnished Bronze.)
- Stencil. I found one here.
Please, when spraypainting, don't do what I did. ^ Buy a tarp. They are around $3 and so much easier.
The drawers we spray painted before they were put together.
Once you have printed your stencil, tape it to the stencil paper, and use the exacto knife to cut it out.
This may be an obvious tip, but be sure to leave space in between that you don't cut out so the stencil stays in place on either side.
Tape it on, and you're ready to gold leaf.
You can find this pen at your local craft store for around $6.99. I got mine at Joann's and used a 40% off one item coupon so it was much cheaper than that. AND it lasted for both side tables, the lamps I re-furbished, and there is still plenty of life left in it.
Z being the camera hog she is.
My sweet boy helping :)
Once you paint the pattern on, you can put the drawers together and add your drawer pulls.
I love them. They are the perfect size and now home to my jewelry and pajamas.
Happy Monday everyone! I am so thrilled to have half of Tuesday and all of Wednesday off of work! Hope you all have some days off this week as well!