remember this sad guy?
well, over the weekend i brought him back to life!
it was really simple, too! here's what i did...
i painted the body black then painted the drawers white.
then i used my silhouette SD (similar to a cricut) to cut out several stencils using a really heavy cardstock. (you can also purchase stencils at your local craft store.)
next, i used a spray adhesive, just on one side of the stencils, let it air-dry for a few seconds to make it tacky (so that it would work as a temporary adhesive), and lined them up on the drawers, being sure to press down firmly.
after that, i spray painted the drawers black. the outline left by the stencils was great, but needed some touching up, so i decided to go ahead and go over all of it with some white paint and a very small brush. (sounds worse than it was. it actually didn't take that long and was something i could do while sitting in front of the TV.)
i replaced the old handles with knobs that i bought at lowe's for only $2 each. i wanted to go with something simple, but that would also accentuate the retro feel of the pattern. i think these accomplish that perfectly!
the whole thing came together so well and i spent less than $50 from start to finish!