When I bought the dressing table one of the handles was missing from the drawers, and I broke another handle while removing it, which was a shame as I love the handles.
I purchased more Rust-Oleum Gloss Furniture Paint Liquorice black, fortunately, it was a special offer for two for £24 for two tins, so very happy.
|The bad paint job|
Originally, I painted the drawers with the emulsion paint after painting it the drawers kept getting dirty with dust and the paint kept coming off . I started to dislike the colour. I covered them with black and white pattern wrapping paper I purchased.
I stuck the paper using water down PVA glue to the drawers. Once the paper dried, I neatened the edges with using a Stanley knife and
I sprayed lacquer to protect the paper.
For the interior of the drawer, I used wallpaper to line the drawers. I trace the wallpaper to the shape of the drawers and cut them out to place in the drawers.
At the beginning of the year, I was inspired by Bane's stencil work for GIY, and I've wanted to to do some stencilling.
I found this tutorial on youtube, which was extremely helpful.
On my second attempt, I opted for a stencil brush and dabble the paint onto the drawer fronts. The second attempt was perfect, the stencil pattern came out clear with all the intricate patterns visible. I used a mixture of acrylic paint and Rustoleum paint, I slowly dabbed the paint onto the surface building the pattern up. I really can't recommend the tutorial enough for stencil novices such as myself.
The stencil was from local department store' s craft section. Then stencil is by Imagination Craft called Lacy Swirl. It cost £4.
The final result.
I sprayed with lacquer to give it a glossy finish and protect the paint.