Hello folks, YES, this doesn’t look like bacon! I am so excited about our new segment on the blog, we’re DIY-N-it!
Yep, I am not just a cook! Who knew, well I did, lol.
My DIY Striped Dresser is one easy fun project.
Since I was a little girl my passion has been to tear things up and put them back together, i.e. Princess of DIY!
I bust open walls, put them back together, paint, build furniture, if it’s DIY, I do it.
I have more tools than Big Goo!
I am always sharing my DIY projects on Facebook and people wanted to know, how did I do that?
Well, wish no more, I am going to be sharing my home projects with all of you.
Currently, I am redoing my guest room/office. The theme of this project is Nautical Chic.
First, remove all hardware from your dresser. BTW we sprayed our hardware with Rust-oleum Red for about $2 bucks.
Next, using liquid sandpaper from Home Depot I rubbed it all over the dresser until the gloss was gone, follow drying time on package directions.
Don’t forget while you’re at Home Depot to pick up your BEHR Navy Blue and White Paint.
Trick, why spend $25 bucks on a gallon of paint when a sample size will do for about $3 bucks?
Unless you have a lot to paint, go small.
Prime the dresser with white Kilz primer, follow package directions.
After you’ve primed the dresser paint the whole dresser white.
Allow the white paint to dry. Repeat with a second coat. I allowed my paint to dry overnight.
Note to self: SELF, don’t paint furniture with a very nice rug underneath, you might drop paint, you might drop furniture, you might want to lay an old blanket or plastic sheeting down next time.
Don’t forget to pick up blue painters tape as well. The trick is to personally decide how wide you want your stripes, depending on dresser size.
I went kind of small because I wanted a close together, bold look.
Let’s tape our dresser, I kept the drawers on during taping because it’s important that I had a perfect line.
With a foam brush paint every other strip navy blue. Allow to dry, repeat, allow to dry and repeat again if necessary.
Remove tape while paint is wet to prevent sticking.
Using a small paint brush and a steady hand fix any errors with white paint if needed.
Don’t worry I will have before and after pictures of the whole room coming soon and more Nautical Chic projects!
Navy Blue Pain
Red Spray Paint