What I did manage to do this week in between the rain showers was touch up the other daughter's (henceforth named D) dresser. I am slowly working on her room. Her dressser was black already but after taking a trip in the moving van all the way from the east coast to the west it took a beating.
Here is the before
I re-painted it with a softer black, Black Beauty (you guessed it - my favourite paint store -Benjamin Moore!) To jazz it up a bit and add a bit of teenage glam I created a damask stencil from some fabric I had laying around. I then used my exacto knife to cut it out.
I laid the stencil across the drawer fronts and using a roller and white craft paint, I rolled paint over the stencil. I didn't like the way it turned out, the edges weren't crisp. I guess card stock doesn't cut it for a stencil. I then hand painted it all in to give it more depth and a hand painted look. After I painted a coat of Poly to give the white paint a bit of sheen.
I have yet to "finish" her room (are you ever finished when decorating a house?). I am trying to find her a desk and some hot pink paper lanterns to add to the white ones we have hanging. Not to mention - it is always a mess (busy teenager)!
Oh - and the lampshade is a basic white Ikea lampshade that I simply hot glued a dollar store feather boa along the bottom edge!