I am in love with the Chevron Revamp I gave to the mini-dresser that’s in our entryway – check out the cuteness:
I had better love it – taping off those chevrons took forever!! And I’m just noticing as I’m writing this that I forgot to paint the legs that Ocean Breeze blue – doh!
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.
See – – it came out pretty well. There were a few seep spots, but not many, and I just touched those up by hand:
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:
It’s like a mini-dresser size, and we use it as shoe storage – solves the problem of everyone always having shoes all over near the door. Each person has their own drawer – they’re the perfect size to hold 2-3 pairs of shoes. The fronts of the drawers are painted with chalkboard paint so we can label them.
I really love it!! So much more fun than before!
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!!