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Monday, March 14, 2011

Striped Dresser

One down, one to go.  The mid-century dresser that I bought on my recent adventure in thriftland is now complete.  

Even with the minor setback with the stripes it was a quick project and dare I say, quite an easy project.

Here's how it started out.

And here's the completed look

Frog tape is new to Canada or at least to my part of Canada.  I had been hearing about it so much in blogland and was excited to give it a try.  When I mentioned it in a recent post Heather from Interior Groupie asked what the big deal about frog tape is.  It is a high functioning form of the "regular" painter's tape I've been using previously.  I have to say that I have serious doubts as to whether the old guy could have managed lines this sharp and crisp.  


I've never used CIL paint before but the guy in Home Depot recommended this Smart version for painting furniture so I thought I'd give it a try.  It was a breeze to apply and unless something disastrous happens after the fact I'm giving it a big thumbs up.  

What did it cost you ask?  

Dresser - $30
Grey paint - $10 (I used less than 1/4 of the can so I'm apportioning a small amount to this project)
Frog Tape - $9
Primer, white paint and brushes I already own
TOTAL - $49 for this spanky new dresser.  Pretty good.

36 comments:

  1. It looks amazing Carol! Okay, where are you shopping to find such amazing stuff?? I haven't had a chance to try the frog tape yet but good to know it lives up to it's reputation!

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  2. What a fun piece!! This could work anywhere! You did an amazing job! I haven't had much luck lately :(. Can't wait to see the next one...it's the Kent Coffey right??
    I totally agree about Frog tape. It never lets me down.
    Hope you have a great week!
    Kelle
    xx

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  3. WOW! IT looks great, definitely clean and crisp. I absolutely love it (and the photo of that archway on top of the dresser is gorgeous). thanks for the explanation (and testimonial) for frog tape!

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  4. This is a seriously great project! I love the colors you used and this paint application totally updated the piece. Great job!

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  5. That is quite an update from a shabby ugly to cute and zingy. Thanks for including the supplies used and Frog tape. I'll have to try and find that tape.
    - Joy

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  6. Ok, I'm going to find that tape and I'm interested to hear about how the paint job holds up in a little bit....I'm always interested in hearing about new paints for furniture, so I hope you'll let us know.
    Thanks for sharing this beautiful dresser!

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  7. Wow Carol, it looks great! I never can get my stripes straight LOL.
    Take Care,
    Heather
    mymanymoments.blogspot.com

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  8. what an amazing piece!! unique and fun. looking forward to seeing more of your work

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  9. Awesome DIY redo!! I'm in the midst of a DIY myself. So much fun! I love seeing others projects for inspiration.

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  10. I love the transformation! I think i would like to try my hand at this in the future actually. Great inspiration! XX

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  11. Love it Carol! Can't believe how well it turned out. I am glad you bought it, that dresser had style!
    My chairs are painted {posted today} but my dilemma is the fabric, not sure i like it. What do you think?

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  12. It looks fantastic!! great job with the stripes and getting them all so even! :)

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  13. What a fantastic idea. Thanks for stopping by and following my blog. I'm your newest follower. I'm glad I found it!

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  14. I am impressed thanks for your inspiration to make me feel To do it myself :)

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  15. I don't know how I missed this, but it turned out great. Frog tape is wonderful, isn't it? An employee at my favorite paint store taught me a great tip when using Frog Tape, wet the tape with a damp sponge about 5 minutes before you plan to start painting. He said this activates the barrier even better than just painting over it. I used this technique the last time I painted stripes and it worked beautifully.

    I'm curious, do you have a favorite product for sealing furniture after painting?

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  16. That looks amazing! And the cost is even better!

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  17. Carol! I love dresser transformations, but this blows anything I've seen lately out of the water. I absolutely love this!

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  18. Love this! That finish is perfect for the style of the dresser! You are good girl!

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  19. Amazing!! I'm featuring you on my blog tomorrow :) Such a great job, girl!

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  20. Amazing transformation! I love the lines of this dresser and with your touches it is incredible!

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  21. Carol, that turned out fantastic! Love the color you chose too!

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  22. wow0 this dresser is awesome! i first saw it on modern jane today, and the on design sponge, too- great job!

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  23. Holy crisp lines! I was wondering how you managed that. Frog tape is new to me but if I run across it.... Love the curve you chose. I think it would have been a little headachy if it was perfectly straight.
    -Bethanie

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  24. This is a great piece. The angle of the lines was a great way to go. It's amazing the pieces of furniture that you can find around too. This is going to help me on a project I have coming up. Thanks

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  25. Just wanted to let you know I featured your awesome dresser! If you'd like to grab my feature button you can at my page on the right side.

    My simple home life

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  26. This is a fabulous piece! Great work.

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  27. Love the way the dresser turned out. It is amazing what a difference Frog tape makes. We just discovered it this year.... Love the grey and white.. fits perfectly with the style of the dresser!

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  28. Lovin' the stripes! You did a great job and I linked this to my dressers project post too!

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  29. Wow! I just love how you turned that simple dresser to a simply chic and stylish dresser. Love it!

    Cheers,
    Cathy@embroidery digitizing service

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  30. Great design and color combination. I would like to paint my room with sea blue but that color it's so expensive.

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  31. I somehow missed the original post, although I've seen how lovely this turned out. Spotted it again on Inspire Me Heather and wanted to say congrats on the link!

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  32. LOVE love love this!!! You just helped me with a dresser I have have been stumped on!
    xo
    Danika

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  33. Hi Carol! Just curious what color grey you used on this piece. Thanks:)

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