This is a project that I am very excited to share with you! Have you ever wondered how to transform an old dresser? I found this dresser on the curb read for trash pick up. Can you believe that? I love finding treasures on the side of the road! This dresser was in bad condition and very ugly but all the pieces were there. I saw major potential so I loaded it in the car and brought it home.
The previous owner added some artwork.
I knew that I wanted to do a zebra print on it for my daughter’s room. I was scared to try the zebra design. I was so afraid I would do it wrong. I did some searching on Google for how to paint a zebra design and realized that they are all a little different. You really can’t go wrong with this. So I got to work.
What I used for make the DIY zebra print dresser:
- 1 can gloss Watermelon Spray Paint
- 4 cans gloss Black Spray Paint
- Sand Paper
- Cleaner of choice and rag
- white paint
- sponge brush (I used 1 inch)
First I had to clean this dresser up and then sand it down.
Once sanded it was ready! I decided to do the drawers in the Watermelon color and the body of the dresser in black. I did 2 coats of spray paint on all of the dresser.
The next day I got out some white paint and a sponge brush. I started to paint a zebra design. I slowly painted the stripes using the large foam brush. Again there is no wrong way to do this. I ended up going back over the stripes once more for a total of 2 coats.
After it was completely dry I went over it with a spray sealer.
EASY! And we LOVE it!
Here is a before and after. What do you think?