Stenciled Wood Dresser!

I love to add stenciling to furniture pieces to give them an extra look above the basic paint.  This stenciled wood dresser is a perfect way to give some added dimension to a furniture piece.    This post contains some affiliate links.  Click here for my full disclosure policy.  

How to Stencil on wood - Dresser

I love how the stencil gives added detail to the drawer fronts. 

How to Stencil on wood - Dresser

I sanded down the drawer fronts to the bare wood and placed the drawers together and stenciled while the drawers were together to give the design a continuous stencil.  The stencil I used was from Cutting Edge Stencils – Budding Clematis 5 PC. kit  It is part of a 5 piece stencil set and is a bit pricey.  I also found this similar set from Royal Design Studio, Ivy Floral, that you could achieve the same look.  

How to Stencil on wood - Dresser

Once I had the stencil complete, I stained over the paint.  I like how the stain darkens the paint.  This picture above is still the unstained drawer fronts.  I was going to do an ombre stain effect on these drawer fronts but the wood was the wrong type of wood to complete an ombre effect.  Maybe I will find the perfect dresser on to do an ombre stain because it is still on my to-do list.  

How to Stencil on wood - Dresser

I used Maison Blanche Vintage furniture paint in cobblestone and sealed with light brown wax on the base of the dresser.  

How to Stencil on wood - Dresser

I also painted the original hardware the same color as the dresser. 

How to Stencil on wood - Dresser

I like how the stenciled drawers are separated by the wood drawer supports. It gives the stencil more interest by breaking up the continuous pattern.  

How to Stencil on wood - Dresser

This picture really shows how the wax settles in the carved grooves and gives the piece the antiqued look.  

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