Funky Locker

3 Materials
6 Hours

So we had this locker in the shed & we decided to paint it in French eggshell from fusion mineral paint - I thought it was going to be more green than blue but anyway!!

i added metallic rose gold details to lift the colour!


Using filler to fill any holes 🕳

All filled

First coat - Hubby did the first coat and painted every inch of the drawers I wouldn’t always paint the back of the drawers

Second coat!

you can see how blue it is in this picture

Then the fun bit begins - frog tape and my metallic paint!!!!

I just picked random shapes for the drawers

I did the 3 of them in different designs

How pretty is this colour!!!!

I did 2 coats of this!

Also I am a Nail technician by day upcycler by night haha - so using my dotting tool for nails I used it for a polka dot effect on the handles!!!

as we chose a polka dot wall paper for the drawers

How satisfying is the removal of tape?????

Size & cut the wallpaper & glue the wall paper to the bottom of the drawer

Glued down - I videoed taking off the frog tape but I’m unsure if it will upload!!

I love these videos of taking off the frog tape!!!!

Using the same rose gold I painted the legs

And we decided to paper the back of it too.

And these she is finished

Finished piece!!!

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  • What was wrong with the natural finish? It looked fine in the picture.

  • Jery Jery on Jul 19, 2021

    I always have trouble with paint bleeding under the frog tape, thus creating a less than clean line. Any ideas on what I am not doing right or suggestions of hacks to prevent this? Thanks! Oh, and I think a decision to paint something is purely personal. I have an old Hoosier that I never would have painted but am now considering doing just that! Also have used the chalk paint products and don’t feel the final wax coat is very good so I skip that on the top and use a coat of Urethane-that never allows water spots!

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  • Pam Nelson Pam Nelson on Jun 22, 2021

    So many creative ideas with items you likely have on hand. I have several metallic paints in my artist cabinet and you've inspired me to try this with painter's tape! Thanks for the share!

    • Leeanne Leeanne on Jun 23, 2021

      Ah that’s good Pam

      the tape is amazing let me know if u try it!!!

  • Pineapple Pineapple on Jun 23, 2022

    I love it and that French Eggshell is so pretty.