I am loving how these embossed drawer fronts turned out. I am currently working on turning a 3 drawer dresser into a wine bar and decided to use the old drawer fronts as wall decor pieces.
This is a great way to transform plain-looking items into something of beauty!
See how plain and boring the front of these drawers are. This is where some great stencils come in handy. I used the Micah pattern from Royal Design Studio. I love how this pattern fit perfectly on the drawer fronts.
The first step was to paint the drawers in the base color. I like to paint the drawers before you use an embossing medium. This will guarantee that you wont have any wood showing through around your stencil pattern. I used this fabulous paint from Paint Couture, in the color Abundance, this was a hard choice as they have so many great colors.
Find the center of your drawer and place the pattern. Make sure you properly tape down the stencil so it does not move when you are adding the embossing medium.
I used the embossing medium from Paint Couture for this stencil project. I started by applying a generous amount of the embossing medium with an offset knife or trowel on top of the stencil and begin to spread it around over the entire pattern. Using a very gentle hand, begin to remove and even out the medium over the pattern. I used the knife at a slight angle and found this worked best. You can place the extra embossing medium back into the container.
Once you have a smooth even surface, carefully remove the tape and stencil.
Look how pretty it is without painting over top.
For the top drawer, I had to alter the pattern to fit the shorter front. This was a simple process by just taping over where you don’t want any of the embossing medium to go through the stencil pattern. This is also a great way to get different designs from the same stencil pattern.
I had 2 small sections on the ends of the drawers and the center of the stencil pattern was a perfect fit for them. I again, slightly altered the pattern to keep the embossing medium from going through the pattern.
Look how pretty each drawer front looks with a simple process of using a great stencil from Royal Design Studio and some embossing medium.
After the embossing medium dried for 12 hours, I applied 2 more coats of paint and applied Van Dyke Brown glaze from Paint Couture. This glaze just pulls out all the details by using an embossing medium with the stencil. The true beauty of the piece came out after I applied the Lacquer Couture over the entire piece.
I applied some hardware pieces to the finished drawer fronts and these are now ready to make a great decorative wall piece to hang above the wine bar as soon as that is complete. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post as Royal Design Studio will be giving away a stencil to one of my readers. You will be able to select the stencil of your choice for $50 and under with free shipping!
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