Funky Locker

3 Materials
$50
6 Hours
Medium

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!

Before

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!

    • Leeanne Leeanne on Jul 19, 2021

      Hey Jery!

      have you tried the fusion mineral paint with the frog tape??

      I just did my base coat let it dry a day - did my tape, painted few layers - leaving few hours in between & then when it’s dry take of the tape gently!!!


      regarding painting yes people asked why did I paint it!!

      because I wanted too!!! Look forward to seeing your projects!!!

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  • William William on Jun 21, 2021

    Cute and lovely. Kind of "retro", "mid century modern" with a funky take. Love the color and the accents. Good share

  • 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!

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