How to Stripe a Dresser

The DIY experts at HGTV Magazine recreated this flea market find. Here’s how you can, too.
multi-stripe dresser

Multi-Striped Dresser DIY

Try this DIY from HGTV Magazine's Flea Market Flip Blowout!

Photo by: Marko Metzinger

Marko Metzinger

By: Jodi Kahn

Materials Needed

  • screwdriver
  • wood filler
  • paint (multiple colors)
  • paintbrushes
  • paint roller
  • delicate-surface painter’s tape
  • drill
  • hardware pulls

Step 1

Unscrew the old hardware and patch the holes with wood filler.

Step 2

Paint the left and right sides of the dresser each a different color. Let dry.

Step 3

Starting 2 inches from the dresser’s left edge, use delicate-surface painter’s tape to tape off every other stripe so they’re varying widths. Your last stripe should be 2 inches from the dresser’s right edge. Using a brush, paint each stripe, repeating colors every so often. Peel off the tape while the paint is slightly wet. Let dry overnight.

Step 4

Tape off the remaining stripes and paint them following the directions above. Paint the 2 inches on the far left the same color as the dresser’s left side and the 2 inches on the far right the same color as the dresser’s right side. Let dry.

Step 5

Drill holes in the drawers for the new pulls, and screw them in.

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