Cutting Edge Stencilled Dresser & Giveaway!

Yesterday I  showed you some stencilling inspiration ideas.  The project I’ve been working on is the little dresser you see on the right in the picture below.
dresser in dining room
I thought it was a cute little number when I bought it for $20 at the Restore.  It was actually a really big mess…
scratched top
I primed and painted it (Cottage White by Behr) one warm summer evening and have been using it in my Dining Room to store craft supplies.  It moved downstairs when I got all inspired to create a “Craft Studio”.
It’s creamy color wasn’t working with the scheme I had in mind. (And the distressing I tried on it didn’t really work with this style of dresser…)
shiny dresser before
So, I painted it a fresh, crisp white…(completely untinted out of the can in a semi-gloss finish by Behr).
Then…the fun part…
Cutting Edge Stencils contacted me months ago asking me if I’d like to try out one of their products for review.  I didn’t hesitate in answering yes! ~ Except, I had a terrible time choosing which stencil I wanted.  Their selection is huge.  You can check it out here.
In the end, I chose “Nagoya” in the medium craft size.


After impatiently waiting for the paint to completely dry, I lightly sanded the drawer fronts and stencilled following the video directions here with “Green Tea” acrylic paint by Americana…{**The kind lady from Cutting Edge strongly encouraged me to watch the video before starting to prevent any frustrations…I highly agree.}
Here it is before:
vintage dresser before 2
And after:
steciled dresser in daylight
The lighting in that room is beyond frustrating to take pictures in.  But, really there is a difference in the main color…
vintage dresser
And although the stencilled color looks a little yellow in the pictures, it is in reality a lovely green color…
vintage hardware
I had that old hardware from a previous project.  It shined up really nice and adds a fun little vintage “sparkle”.
vintage dresser after 2
Now…I have a special treat for you.  Cutting Edge Stencils has offered to give a gift certificate up to $50 value to one of my readers!  You have up to 2 ways to enter for the giveaway:
1.  Leave a comment here saying what you would stencil if you won… (Entry #1)
and/ or
2.  Go to Cutting Edge Stencil’s Facebook page and click “Like” on it.  Then come back and tell me you did. (Entry #2).
{Make sure that your e-mail is included in your comment if you are an “anonymous” commenter.}
This giveaway is open for those in the United States AND Canada !  {Yeah, Canada!}
Giveaway will close on Thursday, February 2nd.
**Update!  I’ve just added a Harbour Breeze Facebook page.  For another entry for this giveaway, “Like” Harbour Breeze’s Facebook page {here} and come back and tell me you did.  The giveaway ends tomorrow ~ Thursday, February 2nd.


Linking up:  The Girl Creative, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Home Stories A-Z, Primitive & Proper, Domestically Speaking

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  1. I would stencil my laundry room. Thanks for a chance to win the gift certificate! I love what you did to your little cabinet. What a great transformation!

  2. Oooo, I love giveaways! I have a really ugly chest of drawers in my room that I've been thinking of giving a makeover…a stencil would be just the thing!

  3. I would stencil a cabinet door that I am planning on leaning on my fireplace mantel. Love your dresser transformation!

  4. I have a couple projects I've been looking for stencils for–one of them is a serving tray. Love the dresser, by the way.

  5. The dresser looks fabulous and I agree taking pictures and having them look "real" is terribly annoying…thinking of taking some photography classes to help….anyhow I digress if I won a stencil I would use it on a wall in my new craft room I am moving into.

  6. I would stencil the area above my kitchen cabinets and some curtains…and maybe a wall or two. I think it would be hard to stop once I got started! 🙂

  7. I have a stencil project I want to try in my downstairs bathroom – stenciling in gloss paint on matte walls in the same color. Love your dresser!

  8. #1 I am a Facebook fan of Cutting Edge Stencils! #2 I would stencil either the fabric for some window cornices that I have been wanting to make or pieces of foam board to frame as artwork.

  9. I am a Facebook fan of Cutting edge stencils, and I would stencil an accent wall in my house as well as a chest of drawers similar to yours! (emilybgale@hotmail.com)

  10. My bedroom wall! Painting it in Benjamin Moore's Rockport gray and would love my accent wall to be stenciled with Rabat! 🙂


  11. I am going to re-do my daughter's bedroom It is in a desperate needs an overhaul, she moved out 14 years ago, and still is the same the day she left.

  12. I would stencil a pair of end tables and a coffee table if I won. I've been wanting to incorporate stencils into my furniture painting projects for a while now. These are fabulous! Thanks!

  13. I would stencil my master bedroom wall (as an accent wall) – it's my 2012 project!
    Thanks for this wonderful giveaway!

    Heather B.

  14. I would stencil my laundry room. I have navy blue counters and washer and dryer. White cabinets. I'd like to add a stencil to the walls

  15. I'm dying to stencil a number of walls in my home! I really love cutting edge's stencils. They are pretty fantastic.

  16. I have a cedar hope chest my Dad built for me when I moved away from home. I would love to stencil the top of it to give it a new look!

  17. Oh my goodness, I've been eyeballing their stencils for a while now to use on my bed's headboard. It's so hard to choose which one!

  18. My husband and I just bought our first home! I've been spending all morning imagining what I would stencil. I would stencil "outside of the box all over" as a headboard to the master bedroom and either "hourglass" or "marrakech trellis" as an accent wall for the dining area in our open layout dining/living room. Plus, I liked Cutting Edge Stencils on facebook because they are amazing!

  19. I 'liked' cutting edge stencils on facebook and think your dresser looks awesome! I'm planning on painting a spare room this weekend and am thinking of stenciling one wall as an accent wall! thanks! anna37@sbcglobal.net

  20. Your giveaway came at the best time- I just decided I want to stencil the upstairs bath! Thanks for the giveaway! -johanna.larch at gmail.com

  21. Would love to stencil the retaining wall at the side of my patio. It would be much prettier than a big yellow wall.

  22. If I would win the giveaway I would stencil my closet in the entry. Our closet door is broken, so I would like to make it pretty with a stenciled wall, baskets and hooks and not have to spend money on a new one.

  23. I shamelessly ran over to like your FB for another hopeful opportunity at one of those awesome blossom stencils! Thanks!

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