I found a $6 little cabinet at the thrift store and scooped it right up! I’ve been looking for a small piece for under my mirror and thought this would be fun. Lately, I’ve been experimenting with different painting methods and knew this would give me the opportunity to test some new things out!
Stripes, painted molds, and decorated drawers- this’ll be fun!
diy rainbow stripes on furniture
Let’s start with the video tutorial so you get an overview on what I did. Then, I’ll dive in with more details below:If the video doesn’t work here, you can watch it on YouTube here. P.s. I’m trying to build that page up, so if you’d subscribe, I’d really appreciate that!
- White Lightning Cleaner
- Paint Brushes
- Fluff Chalk Paint
- Soft Pink Chalk Paint
- Apricot Chalk Paint
- Lemonade Chalk Paint
- Farmhouse Green Chalk Paint
- Sea Glass Chalk Paint
- Blueberry Chalk Paint
- Clear Coat Satin Finish
- Frog Tape
- Flower Molds
- Modeling Material
If this is the only project you’re doing with this paint, an 8 oz. container of each will be more than enough! I use the Fluff white color so much that I buy it in the 32 oz. size.
Start by painting the furniture with a thin first coat of chalk paint. I call this a mullet piece of furniture because it is plain in the front (where I painted it white) and a party on the sides with the rainbow stripes.
For the stripes, I used painter’s tape and spaced it 2″ apart. In the open spaces, I painted two coats of chalk paint.
Next, I pulled off the painter’s tape. In the open spaces, I painted on two coats of chalk paint. To get a straight line, I loaded my brush with paint and carefully pulled the brush down on the line. It was slow, but it worked!
And now, it was time to dress up the drawer! On the sides, I cut out wallpaper that matched the paper on my walls. I pasted it on with wallpaper paste.
For the front of the drawers, I made clay peony molds and painted them pink. Those were glued on with construction adhesive.
And here is the completed cabinet! It *might* be too much on this wall, but the stripes are fun and I’ll live with it for awhile. It’s a small piece so I can easily move it around.
I really love the fun stripes! And the white paint on the front and top really freshen it up!
I’ve been trying out new chalk paint methods because, well, it’s fun for me! But also, I am writing a course on how to paint with chalk paint! The book is almost done and now I’m recording videos with every tip I can think of.
For me, I just love how I can transform furniture on a budget with chalk paint. I’ve been using chalk paint for a year and a half now and will never use anything else on furniture.
If this sounds interesting to you (which I sure hope it is!!), stay tuned and I’ll have more details on the course soon!
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I love these stripes on the piece! Also the wallpaper on the drawer! So cute!
[email protected] says
Thanks Racheal! You’re the queen of stripes so I really appreciate that! 💗
Lesley @mamasaurusles says
What a great project! I love your attention to details
[email protected] says
Thanks Leslie! That’s sweet of you! The wallpaper on the drawer is probably my favorite detail