I painted some horizontal stripes on my walls in my home and I liked them so much I decided to add some stripes to a piece of furniture. I started out with this simple antique pine dresser.
I removed the hardware, sanded it, then applied a primer and several coats of a linen white paint.
Next I completely covered the front and both sides with 2 inch painters' tape.
I removed every other row of tape and pressed down all the edges to prevent paint from leaking under the tape. Oops, I pulled up some of the paint. I'll have to sand and prime before I paint those areas again. I guess I just pressed down too hard on the tape. That wasn't supposed to happen.
I painted the dresser in my new favorite color combination--gray and orange.
I even striped the sides.
I sealed the finish with this product.
The final touch, add the knobs, and I was done.
My trick for painting knobs:
1. I insert the screw into the knob.
2. I hold onto the screw and paint the underside of the knob first.
3. When the underside is dry, I cut slits into a box lid and slide the screw into the slit. Once the knobs are stabilized it's easy to paint the top side. Egg cartons work just as well as box lids.
So what do you think about horizontal stripes on furniture?