I have been wanting to use painters tape to create a design on a dresser for awhile now! But this is my first 😍 I thought it would be a lot more time consuming, but it came very naturally and was quite simple. It’s definitely what I would call abstract furniture art.
DIY Southwestern Style Dresser
The sanding process was quite easy which was a nice change! The frame only needed a scuff up since I was planning on painting the frame.
To get to that natural wood didn’t take much, just your regular sanding job, no veneer, just old stain over top !
Here is the process of getting the thin painters tape look! If you don’t go into something with high expectations, you surprise yourself! I’m happy with how the patterns turned out on the drawers. I know this style might not be for everyone, but it will attract the right person.
Prime time - I used zinsser shellac based primer 2 coats. I prefer to buy dollar-store paint brushes for priming, because it’s impossible to wash out, so I just toss it once I’m done! - 1.25$
I used Rocky Mountain country chic chalk paint 3 coats! I hand painted and used a roller
I sealed it with dixiebelles best black wax to give it the definition and layered look.
I added new hardware as well! I think the gold ha does bring out the drawer art! I stained the drawers with a minwax early American.
As you can see I did a mild distressing with a fine course sand block.