Unexpected pairings often have stunning results. Here in the February 2011 issue of Martha Stewart Living, a stenciled damask pattern takes a bureau from basic to glamorous.
To stencil a chest, remove the hardware and drawers and then paint the frame and drawers separately. Once the pieces are dry, replace the drawers and stencil on your design, working from the center outward. Small Ribbon Damask Stencil.