Using the same green acrylic paint as the headboard, I painted the top drawer. I printed the Yoda quote on vinyl with my Silhouette and stuck the quote to the green paint. I then painted the entire chest of drawers gray (including over the sticker letters). After the gray paint was dry, I very carefully removed the vinyl letters to reveal the green paint below. Mr. R&R joined the party and removed two letters before admitting how time consuming this process is. I sealed the entire dresser with Polycrylic to protect the integrity of the paint forming the quote. I finished off the chest with new-to-me knobs from the Habitat Restore.
Months ago when Mr. R&R brought home projects-to-be from the barn, he brought me a children’s size chest of drawers. Every day for months, I stared at the drawers trying to think of a fun, different, creative design. And every day for months, nothing came to me. One night though, I was finally hit by a stroke of genius.
I recently told you about the headboards made of fence for Mr. R&R’s godson. Through discussions about the headboards, we learned that the brothers could benefit from the chest of drawers. I was pleased to have a purpose, but I still wanted it to be “fun”. Mr. R&R and I were brainstorming phrases for the headboards when I began researching Yoda quotes since the brothers are huge Star Wars fans. “Do or do not. There is no try” resonated with me.