Hi, my sweet friends!
When I started with furniture redo, I bought a cute cupboard that someone tried to paint white. I wanted to make it pretty outside and inside because I personally don’t like having a beautiful piece of furniture, and then open the doors and see the ugly interior. That’s my personal inner battle, I think it would be great just to paint the outside and leave the inside as it is, but when I see it beautiful and then I open the door… I end up painting everything inside as well.
One of the first things I did was to take off the back and replace it by a piece of plywood cut to fit. Isn’t that horrible? It seems the sideboard has a big belly…
Well, back to the piece, I bought it really cheap because the owner wanted to get rid of it, so as soon as I reached home I took it apart, cleaned it and started to paint it. Two coats of homemade chalk paint were enough to cover it properly, and left it until the next day.
In the meanwhile, I searched for a pretty damask, and when I found it I downloaded it. I used Photoshop to enlarge the image, and I printed it using 4 sheets. I put the graphic together with some cello tape and used a pencil to make some shading behind. With the papers attached and the drawing facing out I traced the silhouette of the damask, and that left on the sideboard all the lines which I painted in grey, as well as the knobs.
I decided to finish it lining the drawers with some silver contact paper, so I feel happy when I open it and I don’t feel ashamed if someone have a look inside.
I like how it turned out, I really love damasks.
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Love Chalk Paint creations! The stencil is very elegant!
I really enjoyed so much doing this project! I have a weakness for damasks, I have to admit…
This is such a gorgeous transformation.. I know how challenging stencils can be and yours looks lovely Pili! Well done. Thank you for sharing with OMHG Wordless Wednesday, Evija x
Many thanks Evija, as it was one of my first projects it was quite challenging indeed. Thanks for stopping by!
Hi Pili, what a great job you did, I love it. And thank you for linking up at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.
Hi Rosemary! Thanks for your kind words. I really loved working on it.
Love this! Great job and thanks for linking at Your Inspired Design. 🙂
Holly, really glad you like it too!
I think the print is very clever and professional looking! Love the new look. Thanks for linking up to #frifree4all
I love damasks and I love the result as well. Thanks for stopping by!
Pili, It’s so pretty now! I cannot believe how much the damask image changed the entire thing. It was looking bottom heavy before but not anymore! What a great transformation.
I really like how it turned out too. I started with the idea in mind but wasn’t sure if I could do it… but did it
This turned out beautiful! I need to try stenciling a piece of furniture! Coming over from Your Inspired Design!
Christine, you can use carbon paper as well to trace the image on the furniture. Thanks for the visit!!
Pili, I can’t believe the transformation in this piece! You have such a great eye for the possibilities in things. Thanks for sharing this at Five Star Frugal. Love, Mimi xxx
Thanks, Mimi! I love damasks and I was eager to try to make one on this.
Gorgeous. Pinned to furniture.
Thank you so much Linda!!
What a great job you did with this piece! So pretty. I loved your stool makeover as well. Thanks for partying with us at Snickerdoodle!
Thanks so much, Beverly! It’s a pleasure to have you here 🙂
I love that design! Simple and sophisticated! 😀
Many thanks, Jess! Just a bit of work and it seems a different piece of furniture
Hi!!! You posts is going to be one of our featured favorites this week 🙂
Thank you so much, Ashley!!
You certainly took a plain piece of furniture and turned it into a beauty.
Thank you Debra, this was one of my first makeovers. I had so much fun with it!
I keep seeing all these pretty chalk paint projects and they are really growing on me but it’s the damask that has won me over with this one. =D
That damask sideboard will always have a special place in my heart, it was one of my first makeovers.