I wanted to paint a piece in one of our new ....

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  • Difficulty Equal To :

    Hitting your funny bone

    Stubbing your toe

    Banging your sheen

  • Final Cost of The Project

    $5

  • Timeframe to Complete

    2 Hour(s)

  • Social Sharing

STEP 1

As you can see, this had scratches and dings and wasn't in the best of condition. But, those dings and scratches were going to look great after I painted it! I removed the old wooden drawer pulls, filled the old screw holes with wood filler and then sanded over the filler until it was smooth..

STEP 2

After I was done painting, I grabbed my paint brush, mod podge and the paper napkins I picked out.

STEP 3

Before you start gluing down your napkins you will want to separate the napkin. Just remove the top, decorative layer. Be careful not to rip it.

STEP 4

Next, you are going to brush on your mod podge then lay your napkin down over it. Carefully press down the napkin. I wasn't worried about wrinkles because once it dried I was going to distress it.

STEP 5

This is what the drawer looked like after I applied two napkins. Once it dried I tore off the excess and took my electric sander to distress the napkins. I sanded enough to let some of the wood be exposed. Once I was done distressing I drilled a new hole for the new drawer knobs.

STEP 6

You can see here that the napkin has been distressed and some of the wood is exposed.

STEP 7

I LOVE the new knobs! They work perfectly with the napkins and the paint color!

STEP 8

I sealed the W&P Milk Paint with 2 coats of shellac and I put 2 coats of mod podge over the napkins AFTER I distressed them.