Sunday

A little something extra...

You may remember the makeover I did on this dresser.  I really liked it (and still do) but felt it needed something a little extra.  I decided to add a decorative border using some frog tape and some oops paint I had in the garage.

I taped off my design....


Painted over it with the same color that the rest of the dresser is to seal the edges (works every time)


Then, I painted it with some brown paint.  Next, my favorite part, peeling away that tape and seeing a nice clean line.  


and there you have it.  

First, I'll remind you of what it looked like before the decorative border....


and here it is with the new border.  





See that little moose head under the cloche?  He used to look like this...I bought him at Hobby Lobby for 80% off.  Some may think it's weird, but I like him.



7 comments:

Nichole @ Barillafab4.blogspot.com said...

love it..gives it a little pop! the moose head is great, I would have just walked right by it and saved it for someone with a log cabin but you made it look right @ home in your contemporary style! AWESOME! :)

Vivienne said...

I love this. Love the colors you've used in this room!
(I also love that you have a moose head sitting next to coral. Brilliant and fun.)

lesliesews said...

The border added just the "pop" that was needed. I loved the dresser before, but this just added a little something else!

Amy@ Just Pleased as Punch said...

Fabulous!!! Why didn't I think of this? I also love your moose friend! He is very Ballard-esque!

penelopejoseph said...

nice touch to the dresser and your moose looks great, too! can't believe all the cool things you come up with!

Ali said...

Okay, so obviously you're brilliant to create the frog tape seal with like-colored paint before introducing your second color. That is a revelation for me.

Mrs. DeVore said...

Thanks! Ali, it seriuosly works every time. It has saved me so much time and trouble touching up paint!

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