Here is the dresser I started off with. Nothing too fancy, painted a creamy white, but the top was chipping.
The rest of the dresser just needed some touch ups.
I stripped the paint off the top of the dresser using citristrip then cleaned it with some mineral spirits to get all the leftover goo off. Yes, goo. I then primed the top.
I went with black for the top for some added depth. I printed off this large damask image using blockposters.com. If you are not sure how, see my post on how to make a large stencil here.
I simply shaded in the back and traced it on the dresser. From there I used some black chalk paint to paint in the design.
Here is what I ended up with! Isn't it dramatic? Such a simple thing to do with amazing results.