Anyways, I also forgot to take a before picture. Luckily the last time I painted it, I had already begun blogging so I posted about it HERE - and here's the picture from that post:
I had painted it green. But it need a revamp. I taped and taped and taped and wondered why in the world people paint chevron cause it's a super hassle....I finally finished the one side and thought, done. Yep, I didn't even paint the chevron zig zag on the other side - it faces the wall next to the stairs, so why would I :)
After taping, I first covered the areas I planned on painting blue with another layer of gray paint, over the tape. I brushed all the paint on. This means that any paint that seeps will be gray and will blend in. It makes a protective layer to prevent the blue from seeping.
Then I sprayed the whole thing with a clear - I feel like this helps painted furniture have less of a "homemade" feel - makes it look a little more professional:
That's it - now it is a super fun piece that greats everyone in my entryway:
So even though I dreaded taping the chevron as I was doing it, I was glad I did it in the end. Grab a dresser and go try it!!