How to Get an Elegant Painted Shabby Chic Stenciled Dresser

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Shabby Chic Stenciled Dresser  – How to Get an Elegant Painted Dresser from a boring brown vintage chunky dresser by adding an elegant gold stencil to a painted dresser

Shabby Chic Stenciled Dresser

This vintage painted shabby chic stenciled dresser makes me want to hashtag! #shabby #chic # romantic #classic #elegant #classy #regal #cream #luxury..  OK OK.  I’ll stop.  But on a serious note, I love how this stenciled dresser transformed from boring to beautiful. Sometimes it’s those ugly ducklings that really surprise you.

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The Unfinished Vintage Dresser

This chunky vintage dresser from the 1970s has good ‘bones’ but was boring.  I wanted to make it beautiful yet elegant.  From looking at the ‘before’ photo it seems hard to imagine this piece looking anywhere near elegant but I’m a determined artist.   As much as I normally like to keep the original vintage hardware when possible I decided that these pulls had to go!  I must have dozens of this style in my shop, I’m simply not a fan.

One cool thing about this dresser is that it already has its own special characteristics before I even touched it.  Inside the spacious clean drawers are a newspaper print lining the bottoms.  How cool is that?

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A Shabby Chic Painted Dresser Makeover

After prepping the vintage dresser it was painted with a neutral antique white base and then a gorgeous stencil design was added to the drawer fronts in a soft gold.  The hardware was replaced with awesome Chippendale style pulls from D. Lawless Hardware making this chunky boring dresser a new elegant and romantic piece. The stenciled dresser was also distressed along the edges for a shabby chic feel.

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Shabby Chic Stenciled Dresser

This stenciled dresser makes me feel like I’m staying in a fancy luxury hotel somewhere…   Paris maybe? A girl can daydream for now.

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If you love this stencil you can find amazing stencils for furniture (HERE).

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For another shabby chic stenciled dresser make sure to check out Cottage Chic Dresser

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  1. Your stenciling is lovely, Kandice! Love the color combination, too – just beautiful! Found you at Knick of Time’s Vintage Inspiration Party. Have a great week!

  2. Thank you for linking up at Friday’s furniture fix. I wish we could each feature more than one piece. You did a fabulous job on it and it is definitely one of my favourites!

  3. Love your piece. Exactly what is the name of the stencil you used?

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