I was thrift store shopping before thrift store shopping was cool.
That sounds just like a song.
And my favorite part about the whole thrift store shopping this…..
….is the thrill of the hunt.
There’s nothing like it.
When you are a thrift store shopper…..hope always springs eternal.
You sift through random tea cups and old clocks and swag curtains from 1970 and blue ducks wearing straw hats…..
….and you almost give up hope.
Until suddenly….the skies part and the sunshine pours in and as twenty-seven angels sing the Hallelujah Chorus…..and you find it.
An IT like this small dresser I recently found for only $2.50. It was dark brown and dingy with extra dings and dents and spider webs thrown in free of charge.
And here’s how I transformed it into a striped dresser with a little paint and FrogTape®.
Step 1: Prime and paint and add feet to the dresser
I lightly sanded the piece (after removing the spider webs) and primed and painted the dresser white.
I removed the drawers (we will meet up with them later).
Then feet were added to the dresser. These are old curtain finials from another project. Simply add them into the bottom of the dresser…..
…..and welcome it to 2014.
Step 2: Tape off stripes on sides of dresser
Using the edge of the dresser as a guide…taped off a stripe on the top of the dresser as shown with FrogTape® Delicate Surface.
Continue taping down the front.
Here’s how the tape looked on the front of the dresser before I painted it.
Step 3: Paint your stripe
I painted this with simple blue acrylic craft paint. This is the first coat.
Because craft paint is thinner and the blue is so dark….you will want to paint at least three coats to get proper coverage.
Step 4: Add drawer handles
You want to install the numbers on the drawers before you paint.
Prepare to be amazed. These drawer pulls are actually house numbers that we float mounted.
Can you believe it? Who knew house numbers could look so glamorous?
I kept looking at the numbers and pulling the drawers out again and again and telling random people that they should use house numbers for drawer pulls.
Step 5: Tape the stripe on the drawers
Replace the drawers in the dresser.
Using the stripe on the top as a guide….tape off the front of the drawers.
Paint with blue acrylic paint.
Here’s how the finished dresser looks in the room.
And to think it all started with a bargain hunt at the thrift store.
Who knew $2.50…..
…..could end up looking like a million dollars?
I received compensation to complete this project for using FrogTape® products. All opinions, projects and ideas are based on my own experience.