Awesome for $10! It had almost a pinky tone to it. I sanded it down real well with the sander I got for Christmas and then painted 2 coats of Black high gloss paint. I decided I wanted a room around modes of transportation without being construction type stuff. When I looked at this dresser I saw a racing flag. I wanted it all black and already had the high gloss on hand from my desk redo so I went with it. In fact, because I used paint from previous projects, the whole project only totaled the original $10 I paid. With that price tag, even if I royally jacked it up, I would've been ok with it.
Then began the work on the dresser top.
1. Sand. Sand. Sand.
2. I painted my white coat first. (pay no mind to the Christmas light sheets. They are my drop cloth)
3. Next I needed to make my stripes. I wanted them to be perfectly even without needing to measure a bunch. I laid one strip down the edge of the dresser. I laid a second one down right next to it to ensure this one was straight. I did a third directly next to that one.
4. I pulled up the middle strip exposing a white line between two strips of tape. I did this all the way across the top.
2. End product
3. Same as 2, different angle
4. Paint with black. Took several coats
Now, I didn't take pics of the next few steps because there was some debate whether I was going to do the next steps. In the end, I knew it had to be done, but quickly. After you pull the paint tape off it looked plaid, not like a racing flag. You can see above in picture 3 that there are whole lines of blue. When you pull the tape off, it was just one big column of white. I needed the middle black square for the racing flag look. I put painters tape covering the rows of black squares so that white squares were showing. I needed to paint the middle square black. I did. Here's how it turned out.
For a $10 project, I'm totally happy with it! Pics of the whole room coming soon.
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