Waiting for the arrival of my baby girl, I’ve been on a major crunch-time. Been super busy converting our current guest room into a nursery AND transitioning our two year old’s room into a “big girls room.” Having one more month left, I have been redecorating, repurposing and redoing these two rooms. My latest project was this chest of drawers that I painted! To spice up her room, I purchased this chest of drawers in an unfinished wood from Ikea and decided to paint black and metallic silver stripes, creating a feminine yet elegant look.
I used 1″ thick blue painters tape and laid it vertically across the whole chest 1″ apart.
Then, I used a silver color paint with primer before painting each stripe with metallic paint. I used Behr paint and primer and Martha Stewart Metallic paint.
Normally, when painting stripes, I paint the whole surface one color (the lighter stripe color) and then use painters tape to separate the space for the darker stripe color. However, since I am using metallic paint, the second color (in my case, black) will not have a smooth finish over the metallic paint… hence the extra step.
Each silver stripe was then carefully covered with 1″ painters tape and ready to be painted in Behr’s hi-gloss black.
The results, after removing the tape. I love how you can still see the wood grain underneath the paint.
After a few touch-ups and adding the knobs, the chest of drawers is now finally complete. It was definitely a lot of work but well worth it. Continue following the blog to eventually see the whole room.