A Rustic Makeover of IKEA Storage Drawers With Fusion Paint

If you saw the BEFORE you would have left it in the store...

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An old chest of IKEA storage drawers adorned with lovely children's art...

Step one was to paint the chest of drawers white. 

I used Fusion Mineral Paint in Casement on this project 
because of the great coverage it offers.  I wanted
to be sure to cover those clouds very well. Fusion Mineral Paint covers completely and goes on smoothly.

Notice I turned the thumb pulls on the drawers to the back. 


When the Fusion Mineral Paint was dry, I grabbed my Historic Route 66 stencil from Old Sign Stencils by Funky Junk Interiors.

I laid the stencil on an angle on the front of the drawers.
Using Fusion Mineral Paint in Ash and a dry brush, I 
pounced the paint onto the stencil. I used light coats
but used it darker in some areas and lighter in others to
give the image a distressed look.


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When the stencil paint was dry I gave it good sanding to further distress the Route 66 image.

I used clear wax to give the chest of drawers another layer of protection.

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I drilled a hole in the center of each drawer and added a vintage wooden knob.

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This cute little chest of drawers is perfect for an office
or craft room to hold supplies and crafts.

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