Feb 132013
 

I went a little stencil silly and color crazy with the latest upcycling projects.
The first was this beautiful antique dresser.

Antique Dresser with Mirror Frame - Before

Antique Dresser with Mirror Frame – Before

It was in very good shape except the missing mirror. After a quick shopping trip to my shed I found the perfect mirror in a frame that fit beautifully. I added a wood applique to dress it up then painted it to match. To give this piece a bit of “bling” I added these fantastic drawer pulls that I have been saving for just the right project. To tie it all together, I added this stencil in the green color of the knobs then sanded and dark waxed it for an aged look and also to bring out all the natural crackle and details.

Antique Dresser with Mirror - After

Antique Dresser with Mirror – After

Next was this beautiful old drop leaf table that was looking a little tired and had a bit of a granny vibe to it.

Vintage Drop Leaf Table - Before

Vintage Drop Leaf Table – Before

So to give it some life, I painted all those spindle legs shiny black and stenciled this fun houndstooth pattern on the white painted top. I then added this sassy red color to the underside.

Vintage Drop Leaf Table - After

Vintage Drop Leaf Table – After

The last project was this colonial style dresser that was not only in great condition but very well constructed and also came with this nice large mirror.

Colonial Dresser with Mirror- Before

Colonial Dresser with Mirror – Before

The look, although, (big yawn) was a bit ordinary so to give it an updated look I added this true blue color and a modern geometric design stencil. Then finished off the contemporary look with these brushed silver drawer pulls.

Colonial Dresser with Mirror - After

Colonial Dresser with Mirror – After