MichaelaEclectic Bedroom, Seattle
I turned the old dining room of my house into a welcoming bedroom with personality and style. The end result is a lavender, gray and chevron bedroom that I love calling my own!
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Some painter’s tape, paint and a steady hand are also great tools for repurposing an old dresser. The chevron pattern make this old, drab dresser sing. Also consider adding some new hardware to freshen the look.Reluctant DIYer’s Diary of a Dresser Makeover
3. Bedroom + a little paint = chevron dresser. Give that old dresser a makeover with a carefully applied chevron pattern. If you prefer something simpler, try alternating thin and wide stripes, or just paint the drawer fronts.
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Get creative with masking tapeChevrons are hot news at the moment and it’s not difficult to apply this trend to furniture.Start with a wooden set of drawers and, as ever, give it a good rub down with fine sandpaper. Remove the drawers, wipe all the dust away and unscrew the handles. Paint the entire piece with the first colour, which is cream in this case. Allow it to dry and apply a second coat for solid coverage. Once this is dry, put the drawers back in and use a tape measure and pencil to mark out the chevron-shaped points. Apply masking tape in a ‘mountain’ pattern, then use a ruler to make sure the next row of masking tape is parallel to the first. Continue down the drawers, and add tape across the top drawers, too, if you want a horizontal stripe as on this unit. Paint the unmasked areas with your second colour – grey if you’re following this design – and don’t worry if you go over the tape slightly. When you’ve finished, carefully peel off the tape while the paint is wet, then leave the unit to dry before replacing the handles.