Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Stripidy stripe stripe

Well, my mom brought home this sad looking side table.  Isn't it so sad:(  I wasn't sure how to make it pretty but I knew it could have a new life.  The knobs on it were already so cute and I loved the texture of the wicker drawers.  After sitting it in the garage for a month while I procrastinated dreamed up a fun idea, this is what I came up with.

I started by taking out the drawers and painting my base coat (after primer of course).  I started with an Ivory for my base.

Next, I taped off some stripes.  It was really easy, and lets be honest, I didn't measure so they aren't perfect.

Now this step is the most important part when painting stripes, on furniture, walls, wherever.  Paint over the tape with your base coat.  This seals any openings the tape may have so your next color doesn't leak through and you get perfectly perfect stripes!

I sprayed the entire thing in aqua including the drawer faces.  Then you just pull off the tape, preferably before the paint drys. 

I also sanded the edges a bit to give it a shabby look and that was it!  Viola, a fun little stripy number that would look so cute in a kid's room.

And here it is in my shop:

Have a very happy day!

Mercantile Muse

life by the book



  1. Amazing transformation, LOVE the new look!

  2. Love the stripes! I have a dresser I'm tempted to go stripy or chevron with, but I don't know if I have the courage or not! Lol. :)

  3. How pretty it turned out! I love the blue color and the stripes are perfect!

  4. Wow! It looks awesome! And that was not your typical solid paint job, which is much easier, you put some elbow grease into it and is shows! Well done!

  5. Love the stripes! I always love a furniture transformation.

  6. I love the stripes & the color! It turned out great! I'm your newest follower from the blog hop. If you get a chance, I'd love you to stop by my blog & maybe follow along too!