I spent part of last week figuring out how to paint a dresser with numbers.
It’s been on my to-do list ever since last fourth of July when I first painted it gray and distressed it and put it in the upstairs playroom.
It never really looked right.
It looked….well….it looked….gray.
Gray with red numbers is so much better.
I was almost done painting the dresser…..when the front door flew open.
Everyone was home from school.
One of the twins rounded the corner…..saw the dresser and stopped and stared inquisitively as she munched on an apple.
“Did you paint that?” she asked….tilting her head to the side to stare at the upside down numbers.
“Yes” I answered distractedly….tilting my head, too. “I painted it when you were all at school.”
She studied the dresser intently.
And then turned to me and smiled. “You don’t have much time left for stuff like this….school’s almost out. Good thing you got your party on.“
That’s how we roll around here.
Me and my dresser….getting our party on.
How To Paint a Dresser With Numbers
Paint brush with a slanted tip
Step 1: Decide layout and print out numbers
I used a variety of fonts and sizes.
The two fonts I used were: Baskerville Old Face and Bookman Old Style.
I printed them out in different sizes….ranging from 400 to 1000.
Step 2: Trace the numbers
I laid out the numbers….turning them sideways, upside down and right side up.
After I had them in place….I placed graphite paper underneath and traced the numbers.
I just wanted to get an idea of the size and shape of the numbers.
If they didn’t trace exactly, I could always fix it later when I painted the outline.
Step 3: Paint in the numbers
Using a slant tip brush, paint in the numbers.
I used a simple acrylic craft paint.
When you are finished, let the paint dry and seal with a coat of satin Polycrylic.
It’s going to be a hectic two weeks around here.
There are plenty of projects and an upstairs bedroom I’m trying to finish.
I’ve got a full schedule….so in case you need me…..you can find me in at Wal-Mart craft department.
I’ll be the one with the red lipstick and paint covered jeans and t-shirt…..
…..getting my party on.
PS Sharing my painted dresser over at Miss Mustard Seed’s!