#DIYDARE: How to Stencil Faux Inlay on a Plain Dresser

Posted by in Home Improvement Tips, on April 1, 2016

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In an afternoon, with a few kinds of paint and some stencils, you can breathe new life into an old dresser. This makeover relies heavily on proper preparation. A primer coat and a top coat form the base of the finish. Spray adhesive is the key to keeping the stencil put while using shimmery metallic paint. (See below for a shopping list, tools, and steps.)

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Steps for How to Stencil Faux Inlay on a Plain Dresser:
1. Prime the Dresser.
2. Paint the Dresser.
3. Distress the Finish.
4. Apply the Stencils.
5. Finish it Off with Hardware.

Shopping List for How to Stencil Faux Inlay on a Plain Dresser:
– dresser
– roller cover
– latex primer and paint
– spray adhesive
– metallic paint
– knobs

Tools for How to Stencil Faux Inlay on a Plain Dresser:
– paint roller and paintbrush
– superfine steel wool
– stencils
– pounce brush
– wrench

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