Over the last few weeks I've been keeping busy with small projects around the house. This one was more of a learning experience than a complete success. Inspired by the patterns of Kat Webster (featured here a few days ago on Design*Sponge), I decided to spruce up the front of this lovely hand-me-down set of drawers. It acts as our key-drop in our entryway (which is mostly kitchen, as suggested by the waste bins!). Before that, it was my sisters bedroom dresser. It needed a jazzy new front for its elevated furniture status. The white ties in to the rest of the kitchen, while the pattern lets the natural colour and wood grain come through.
I cut out a template using some card otherwise destined for the recycling bin, and laid out the pattern on each drawer front. Then, I cut the tape (1" painters tape) to 2" and 5" strips to create each 'z' shape on the pattern. After the 'z' shapes were all in place, I roughed up the areas to be painted with a light sanding. *Token of wisdom: Sand like crazy first, wipe with damp cloth, then lay down tape. Sanding with all that tape in place was not easy and resulted in a less-than-sufficient sanding job.
I taped off the beveled edge and used 2-3 coats of furniture grade white latex paint. Finish with a coat of polyurethane (...I haven't done this yet).