First things first. Clean the crud!
Remember it was someone else's crud, for who knows how long.
I usually use a cleaner with some antibacterial in it.
I then removed the drawers and did the same scrubbed.
Removed and cleaned hardware.
Sand, sand, sand, clean,clean, clean
Prime, Prime, Prime
KILZ is what I used.
Let that dry, a couple of hours.
Then I took my spray paint of choice...
For the drawers I used:
for the rest of the piece including the hardware I used
Let it dry for a couple of hours.
I then took my craft paint
and a paper towel and lightly rubbed the edges and the top, and wiped to get a streakish look, I used the worn penny color.
Took my stencil and stenciled away....
You do NOT want to put the tape on too hard, just lightly...you may risk removing some paint..in my case I did not have a problem. A lot of you gals have indicated you have NEVER stenciled before. I would suggest a few practice runs on perhaps some cardboard. The key is not to glob too much paint on the sponge or brush applicator.
I then printed up the graphic of my choice which was butterflies from the GRAPHICS FAIRY
I cut them and tea bagged them.
Which basically all that is is boiling some tea bags, throwing my butterflies in the water for a minute, and gently removing them to dry on a cookie sheet.
I then took my My Mod podge and placed them where I wanted to and Mod podged away.
Now if I wanted to, and I did NOT, I could use a poly finish on top to protect the piece.
I do no anticipate this piece getting beat up and a lot of wear and tear so I skipped it.
Labels: blue spray paint, Goodwill.org, painting furniture, stenciling furniture