How-To: Multi-Striped Dresser
Follow these steps from HGTV Magazine to update your plain dresser with cheerful stripes, and better yet, this DIY can be done in just a day!
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- 4" foam roller
- measuring tape
- delicate-surface painter’s tape
- utility knife
- 1" paintbrush
- paper cups
- paint (base color and stripe colors used above can be found in steps 1 and 4)
Remove the drawers and unscrew the knobs. Use a small roller to paint the drawer fronts and the entire frame with one color of latex paint. Let dry, then slide the drawers back into the dresser. (Base color: Mantis Green by Benjamin Moore)
Tape off your first stripe: To make sure it’s straight, use a measuring tape to make pencil marks every few inches, starting at the back of the dresser’s top and working down the front. Apply delicate-surface painter’s tape along those marks. Repeat with another piece of tape, running it parallel to the first piece. Use a utility knife to slice the tape between the drawers, pressing down the edges.
Paint the first stripe with a brush. Peel off the tape while the paint is still wet. While the stripe dries, tape off and paint another one a few inches away.
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