I'm very excited about this post. Last year my youngest son Sterling painted his Tracker in camo, he absolutely blew me away, he did such an awesome job! I couldn't believe it, all of my kids are creative in their own way but he had not shown any sign of being an artist. This was fabulously done! I have been wanting him to paint some furniture for me ever since.
I bought a dresser at a yard sale and it is good and solid, I decided it was a good candidate for this paint technique.
I sanded the dresser and then stained the parts that I didn't want painted. I then taped over the stained areas. I did a little something different this time, I varnished around the taped areas lightly hoping that the varathane will seal the edge of the tape. It does have a nice crisp edge so I guess it worked.
When the varathane was dry I painted it with Zinser 123 primer.
Here is a picture of the dresser waiting for Sterling's touch.
These are the paints, plus black of the same series.
The day has finally arrived. After this picture I did go over the stained areas and stained them darker. I also varathaned the stained area.
I wasn't sure what I was going to do about hardware, until I saw the dresser painted and then I knew...
I love the way it turned out!
He did an awesome job, I think we make a great team!
The hardware turned out great! It looks pretty light in this picture, I think the other pictures show the colour better, but look at the detail in the painting, awesome!
I hope it sells because I want to do another one, or 10, you know, why not carry on a good thing?