This dresser is one of my favorite transformations. Just picking up the dresser was a challenge. The back had a huge ugly mirror attached to it and the top was covered in contact paper. It is an extremely heavy piece and very well built but needed a little TLC. A couple of the drawers were falling apart and obviously the contact paper had to go.
We sanded down the top and found this awesome pattern in the wood grain which we had to keep. So the top got stained a dark walnut color and sealed with polycrylic.
We debated over the bottom color for a while and finally ran across an inspiration piece on pinterest and decided we had to have dark blue. The blue is slightly distressed with sand paper and then a dark wax applied over the top.
The stencil was an after thought because we thought that front needed to be broken up a little bit. I happened to have this one on hand because I used it in my master bedroom for an accent wall. I love it!! It is from the Royal Design Studio and it is call Bombay paisley.
The hardware was replaced and we opted for two different styles to highlight the stencil. The end result turned out stunning! Let us know what you think and happy painting!