Sunday, June 7, 2015

Say "Oui" to Stripes

I was really excited when my client wanted to think outside the box with this makeover. I had never painted stripes on furniture before and was worried about getting crisp, clean lines. But it was so much easier than I anticipated and this set came out absolutely gorgeous!

In the beginning there was a dresser, mirror, highboy and two nightstands. Gorgeous lines...but orange finish that was just well...crying out for a makeover!

When I met with my client, she saw this Drexel Touraine that was just completed, and fell in love with the color combination of General Finishes Seagull Grey and Snow White.

She wanted more white than grey, so just the tops were painted in Seagull Grey. The body and drawers were painted in Snow White and everything was sealed in their Satin Top Coat.

Only the center drawers had the stripes, so I carefully measured the distance between the stripes to make sure they were all equal and taped the stripes off with Frog Tape.

And painted the exposed areas with the grey paint.

And, then with my fingers crossed, slowly in one consistent motion, pulled the tape off. It worked - what a relief! And after it was sealed, and the hardware spruced up in Rustoleum Metallic Finishes, she was ready for her closeup!

So much work.....but here's the family:

And now I'm off to refinish her matching vanity!

Have a great week....and Happy Summer! (Last week of school for the kids!)

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  1. Beth, this looks terrific. You did a wonderful job for your lucky client. I saw your link at Elizabeth & Co's Inspired Features & Link Party. Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey

  2. Stunning. Simple and elegant. What a perfect decision on color and stripes. Please come share this at my party, Hope to see you there.

  3. I love this! I am sure it was definitely ALOT of work, but it was so worth it in the end. I love the color combination, and the stripes just set it apart. I know you client will love it! Great job!
    Brooke Riley~Re-Fabbed (