OUR FAVORITE D-I-Y PROJECTS
Stencil on a design. It's easy to add a pattern or drawing to a plain piece with stencils. If you're artistic you can even draw your own. First sand and prime your piece. Add the color coat...two if you need to. Stencil on or hand paint with craft paints. If you like, you can add a satin urethane to protect the stencil, or let it age with daily use.
some new hardware, and a new shelf, transformed this
one into a cottage curio that is a new focal point.
Two-toned pieces work well but don't make them too trendy
unless you love to re-finish. Covering grainy wood is
best started by applying a heavy duty primer coat and
sanding before and between the color coats.
look from a boxy piece, do add feet, try a glass pull or knob,
and even consider a wooden applique
more modern, remove embellishments and consider
applying mirrors on the face.