Now it's time to add the stenciling. Use a gloss or semi-gloss sheen in the same color as the matte paint used on the drawer fronts. I used Behr Premium Plus Ultra in "Black."
Use a stencil of your choice. For a continuous, overall pattern, a wall and floor stencil works well. I used "Victorian Baroque" from Stencil Ease (available from Amazon).
While not a requirement, stencil adhesive will make the process much easier (especially if your dresser has curved drawers!). I used Krylon Easy-Tack spray.
Before you begin stenciling the dresser, I strongly recommend practicing on cardboard. Adhere the stencil in place. Load your roller lightly with paint and gently roll over the stencil. Practice will indicate how much pressure to use. Too much paint or too much pressure will cause the paint to leak underneath the stencil. Once you feel comfortable on cardboard, use the same process on your dresser.
I'm sorry I couldn't get photos of the actual stenciling process. I don't have enough hands! :( But there are lots of tutorials online.
Stencil the sides of the dresser. Stencil the top if desired.
And stencil the drawer fronts.
Next, cut liner for the drawers. Adhesive shelf paper works well, or you can use wrapping paper. I used silver wrapping paper. For regular rectangular drawers, you can simply measure the bottom of the drawer and cut the paper to size. Curved drawers are trickier. I made a pattern (the purple paper shown below). I traced it onto the back of my wrapping paper and then cut the wrapping paper along the lines.
Place liner in each of the drawers.
Attach the knobs/handles/pulls.
Slide the drawers into place... and your dresser is complete!
Here's the before and after: