Paint

Vintage Glam Room Makeover

By  Patti J. Ryan  for  Krylon

size: dresser, 32"x20"x32"; floorcloth, 24"x36"; chair, 38" tall; lamp, 28" tall

  • Vintage Glam Room Makeover
  • Closeup View of Rug
  • Closeup View of Chair
  • Closeup View of Dresser

Materials

  • SERPENTINE DRESSER:
  • Gently used wooden dresser with serpentine front
  • Spray paints (Krylon): Indoor/Outdoor All-Purpose Primer (Grey or White); Brushed Metallic: Brushed Nickel; Make It Pearl!
  • Pink glass drawer pulls, six
  • FANCY FLOORCLOTH:
  • Pre-Primed Canvas Floorcloth (Fredrix), 2’x3’
  • Indoor/Outdoor Spray Paints (Krylon): Raspberry; Semi-flat Black; Pewter Gray
  • Black paint pen
  • COUTURE CHAIR:
  • Hardwood chair with black (or dark color) upholstered seat and back
  • Indoor/Outdoor Spray Paints (Krylon): All-Purpose Primer (Black or Grey); Semiflat Black; Raspberry; Pewter Gray
  • LUXE LAMP:
  • Ceramic table lamp (any color) with white or off-white lampshade
  • Spray Paints (Krylon): Indoor/Outdoor All-Purpose Primer (Black or Grey); Raspberry; Pewter Gray; Make It Pearl!

Tools

  • SERPENTINE DRESSER:
  • Simply Stencils Value Pack (Plaid): Damask (#17467)
  • Easy-Tack Repositionable Adhesive (Krylon)
  • Sandpaper: 80-grit; 150-grit; 220-grit wet/dry
  • Sanding block
  • Wood filler
  • Painter’s tape
  • FANCY FLOORCLOTH:
  • Stencils (stensource.com): Damask pattern (#WL50006A), 23”x23”; Victoria border (#BD7004), 3”
  • Easy-Tack Repositionable Adhesive (Krylon)
  • Scrap paper, 3”x36”
  • Metal straight edge or yardstick
  • Painter’s tape
  • COUTURE CHAIR:
  • Stencil (stensource.com): Damask pattern (#WL50006A)
  • Easy-Tack Repositionable Adhesive (Krylon)
  • Wood filler
  • Sandpaper: medium/fine-grit; fine-grit
  • Painter’s tape
  • LUXE LAMP:
  • Stencils (stensource.com): Damask pattern (#WL50006A)
  • Easy-Tack Repositionable Adhesive (Krylon)
  • Turntable or lazy-susan
  • Stiff cardboard (larger than diameter of lampshade)
  • Painter’s tape
  • Rags
  • Serpentine Dresser
  • 1. Remove drawers and old drawer pulls. Clean dresser frame, drawers, and drawer glides to remove dirt and grime. Fill cracks and scratches with wood filler. Sand all surfaces and edges with 80-grit sandpaper until smooth, then repeat with 150-grit sandpaper. Finish with a little water and 220-grit wet/dry sandpaper. Wipe dust.
  • 2. Cover work area with a tarp or newspapers. In a well-ventilated area, use long sweeping strokes to apply several light coats of primer to sides, front, back, and top of dresser, and to drawer fronts. Repeat, as needed, for solid coverage. Let dry. Lightly sand with fine-grit sandpaper and wipe with a damp cloth.
  • 3. Apply several light coats of Brushed Nickel. Repeat, as needed, for solid coverage. Let dry thoroughly.
  • 4. Spray adhesive on back of stencil; apply to small drawer fronts. Tape off side portions of stencil, leaving only center medallion design unmasked. Protect exposed areas of drawer with newspaper and Painter's tape. Apply several light coats of Make It Pearl!, using sweeping strokes, beginning and ending off the stencil. Lift corner of stencil to check design. For a more opaque effect, let dry and repeat. Carefully lift and remove stencil. Repeat for remaining small drawer. Clean stencil.
  • 5. Stencil entire Damask design on large drawer fronts in same way. Let dry.
  • 6. Attach glass drawer pulls.
  • Serpentine Dresser - Tip
  • 1. The secret to a superior paint finish is in the preparation. Thorough sanding is a must, by hand or with a palm or orbital power sander. Work progressively from medium to finer-grit sandpapers. Take your time, be patient. Finish with a little water and a 220-grit or 320-grit wet/dry sandpaper, then a damp cloth wipe down. Repeat the wet sanding after the primer coat.
  • Fancy Floorcloth
  • 1. Unroll floorcloth and allow to flatten.
  • 2. For 3"-wide border, use pencil and straight edge to mark a line 1/2" from edge on all four sides. Measure 3-1/2" from edge and mark a second border line. Apply Painter's tape along both lines to isolate border. Tape newspaper to inner rectangle to protect from overspray. Cut and tape 3"x35" scrap piece of paper along one side of floorcloth border, trimming ends to fit inside area. Starting with Victorian stencil in one corner, pencil in major sections of border pattern, Move stencil down border and continue pattern. Move stencil again, but only use as many of the stencil element as will fit, omitting the last swirl. Adjust layout if needed. Remove paper and repeat design lightly in pencil along both long sides of floorcloth. Turn paper over and repeat layout for short sides.
  • 3. Spray adhesive on back of stencil; apply to border, starting at corner. Cover exposed border areas with newspaper. Apply several light coats of Raspberry, using long sweeping strokes. Left corner of stencil to check design. For a more opaque effect, repeat. Repeat process for entire border, cleaning stencil as paint builds up.
  • 4. For a more dimensional look, add a light "dusting" of Semiflat Black along one side of design. Align Victorian stencil over Raspberry, covering exposed border with newspaper. Start the spray well away from the stencil from 10"-12" above. Quicly move the spray along one side of the stencil, letting paint "drift" down. Repeat around entire border. Remove masking tape and newspaper from floorcloth. Let dry thoroughly.
  • 5. Mask off Raspberry border to protect from overspray, taping along pencil lines. Apply several light coats of Semiflat Black to 1/2" edge border and to floorcloth's center rectangle. Repeat for full coverage. When dry, protect edge border with tape.
  • 6. Adhere stencil to floorcloth center, evenly spacing damask shapes. (Note: Because stencil is very detailed, make sure all areas are adhered to canvas.) Apply Pewter Gray in long sweeping strokes, beginning off stencil and ending off opposite edge. Move progressively down floorcloth. Repeat for full coverage. Remove stencil and tape.
  • 7. Use paint pen and ruler to sharpen 1/2" black border edge and to add a narrow black line around Damask rectangle.
  • Fancy Floorcloth - Tips
  • 1. Make a larger, room-size version of the floorcloth. Cut a remnant of vinyl floor to the desired size. (Any remnant will do, as the pattern will be the side touching the floor.) Prime the backside of the vinyl, then paint in same way as the canvas floorcloth.
  • 2. For a coordinated room, stencil the swirl border along the top or bottom edge of plain draperies or curtains. Add the damask pattern to a pair of pillow shams.
  • Couture Chair
  • 1. Clean hardwood frame. Fill any nicks or scratches with wood filler; let dry. Lightly sand with medium/fine-grit, then repeat with fine-grit sandpaper. Wipe with damp cloth to remove dust. Brush or dust fabric to clean.
  • 2. Mask wooden frame. To protect from overspray, cover chair inside back frame with masking tape, stretching it to conform to all curves. Cover chair legs with newspaper. Apply several light coats of Pewter Gray to chair, using long sweeping strokes. Move progressively across and down stencil. Lift stencil corner to check design. Repeat if a more opaque effect is desired. Remove and clean stencil.
  • 3. If desired, stencil outer back of chair in same way.
  • 4. Remove newspaper from seat and cover chair back. Adhere stencil to seat. To "wrap" stencil around upholstered seat edges, make small snips at stencil corners, overlap, and tape edges in place. Spray paint Pewter Grey. Remove stencil and masking. Let dry.
  • 5. To paint chair frame, cover all fabric areas, leaving wooden areas exposed. Apply primer. Let dry. If needed, lightly sand and wipe dust. Spray paint several light coats of Raspberry. Repeat, as needed, for solid coverage. Remove newspaper and tape. Let dry thoroughly.
  • 6. Use paint pen and ruler to sharpen 1/2" black border edge and to add a narrow black line around Damask rectangle.
  • Couture Chair - Tip
  • 1. To clean lint from fabric, form loop of masking tape around your hand, sticky-side out. Use tape to lift fuzz, stray threads, etc.
  • Luxe Lamp
  • 1. Remove finial and shade from lamp base. Use all-purpose cleaner to remove dust and dirt. Dust or brush shade to clean. To protect from overspray, apply masking tape to lampshade top ring, lamp socket (and riser if needed), electrical cord, and any exposed metal areas.
  • 2. Place lamp base on turntable. Apply primer, slowly rotating turntable. Let dry. Apply several light coats of Raspberry. Repeat, if needed, for solid coverage. Prepare and paint lamp finial in same way. Let dry.
  • 3. Spray adhesive on back of stencil; apply to shade. Slowly wrap stencil around shade. (Note: If stencil does not cover entire circumference of shade, mask off exposed section to protect it from overspray.) Because stencil is very details, make sure all edges adhere to shade.
  • 4. If turntable is smaller than lampshade, cover with stiff cardboard, then position shade. While slowly rotating, apply several light coats of Pewter Gray paint. Lift stencil corner to check design, If a more opaque effect is desired, repeat. If stencil doesn't fit around entire shade, reposition stencil, aligning pattern, mask off exposed areas, and spray paint. Remove and clean stencil.
  • 5. Select one Damask medallion for lamp base. Mask off remaining stencil areas with newspaper and masking tape, or cut one medallion from larger stencil. Adhere medallion stencil to center front of lamp base, making sure all edges are adhered to surface. To follow curve of base, clip stencil edges, overlap, and tape down. Cover exposed lamp areas with newspaper. Apply several light coats of Make It Pearl!. Lift stencil corner to check design. If a more opaque effect is desired, let dry and repeat. Carefully lift and remove stencil. Let dry.
  • 6. Remove all masking materials. Replace shade and finial on lamp base.
  • Tip
  • 1. A large cardboard box turned on its side can be used as a makeshift "spray booth" to contain overspray.