Wednesday, September 21, 2011

ScotchBlue Painting Party and Giveaway

Welcome to the ScotchBlue™ Painting Party! A group of DIY bloggers, including myself, all completed projects with the help of ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape with Edge-Lock™ Paint Line Protector. Now we’re giving you the chance to see all of our fun projects and get some inspiration!! Check out my project tutorial below, and then jump to the next blog in the party to see even more inspirational DIY tutorials!

I'm excited to share my project with you today!

This is my husband's outdated dresser. He's had it for several years and has traveled with him from his childhood home, through the bachelor years and still 9 years into our marriage. It's a nice sturdy dresser, just ugly. :)

It's been one of those projects to tackle on my long to-do list...So when I was asked to be a part of this fun painting party I knew exactly what I was going to do. Mark this project off my list once and for all!

The one thing I wanted it add to this boring dresser is DETAIL! I could spend money and add trim to the drawers but I didn't want to invest much into this old dresser. So I thought why not add the look of trim with the use of the ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape?!!

I gave the wood a light sanding, then I painted the drawers and dresser with the base color. I wanted a 2 tone affect. So I painted the drawers an off white and the dresser, a creamy/yellow color (I mixed up white and mustard paint to get my desired color). The paint I used was from my leftover paint stash. I wanted this project to be as thrifty as possible.

After the paint was dry, it was time to figure out how I wanted my "trim" to look like. The goal was to create a rectangle on each drawer with the painters tape. I decided to work with the width of the tape because I don't like to measure. :) The tape I had was 1.5 inches wide and this would work perfect to start my "trim". I placed a piece of tape along all 4 sides of the drawer, right up the against the edge-so I didn't have to measure.

I wanted my "trim" to be 1/2 inch thick. So I did actually get my ruler out for this one and measured 1/2 inch from the edge on the painter's tape. I just used random light pencil marks, so I didn't have to worry about erasing pencil marks later. Just one less step to worry about.

I layed a piece of painter's tape on the top and the bottom of the drawer. You can see in the picture below, the 1/2 inch gap I created.

I painted the "trim" the creamy/yellow color so it could pop against the white.

I painted the "trim" 2 coats and then I pealed the 2 pieces of tape off. 

I had nice clean lines!

I allowed that paint to dry before moving on to the next step. I placed 2 pieces of tape on side ends of the drawer. This is also 1/2 inch wide.

Here you can see what I did with the tape. I painted in between the lines, 2 coats of the creamy yellow color. Then it was time to peel away all of the tape from the drawer. Here I created "trim" painting a simple rectangle on each drawer.

I also decided to create the trim look on the sides of the dresser doing the same thing I did on the drawers.

I made 2 rectangle patterns with my tape.

I painted this "trim" the off white color so it would pop against the creamy yellow base color.

After the paint was dry, I sanded down the edges and added a dark walnut stain on top to give it the aged look I love.

I also added handles. I found these fun handles at my local home improvement store for 99 cents each. But I didn't care for the silver.

So I used a metal primer and metallic durable spray paint to give them that oil rubbed bronze look I love!

Okay, are you ready for the after? If you are confused on my directions on what kind of "trim" look I was going for with the painter's tape, then hopefully the after will give you a better idea. :)

So here is our outdated dresser TODAY!

Here you can see the rectangle trim I created using the ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape. So simple to create. The hardest part was waiting for the paint to dry. :)

Here are the sides, where I created the 2 rectangles. It's amazing what paint can do to add such detail to a boring piece of furniture.

Here's a close up of those clean lines the ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape with Edge-Lock™ Paint Line Protector created.

I love the subtle contrast between the off white and creamy yellow. 

And the freshly painted oil rubbed bronze handles really pop against the soft colors.

Let me remind you what this dresser looked like before! Wow what a difference paint makes! I wanted to pitch this dresser out to the curb a long time ago but now I think it's going to be staying with us a few more years. :)

Thanks for visiting today! I hope I inspired you to create something from nothing on a budget!

Here's a list of all the blogs participating in today's'll want to visit all of them to get some great inspiration!

Kindra @ At Home With K *You are here!*
Courtney @ A Thoughtful Place *Continue to this blog next!*

If you'd like a chance to win some ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape with Edge-Lock™ Paint Line Protector to use on your next project here's what you can do...

1. Simply leave a comment on this post telling me how you would use ScotchBlue Painter's Tape.

2. For an additional chance to win you can Tweet “@scotchbluebrand I want #supersharppaintlines for my next project!” then come back and leave a second comment.

Finally, if you'd like to find out about more of these great Painting Parties in the future you can "like" ScotchBlue on Facebook.

ScotchBlue Brand reached out to me to participate in the ScotchBlue Painting Party to celebrate the launch of their new ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape with Edge-Lock Paint Line Protector. My post represents my honest experience with ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape. I am not being paid for my answers, but I did receive ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape to assist in completion.


  1. That looks amazing! I would love to trim a frame around one of my walls like that. I am envisioning it right now...

  2. Oh my gosh! I can't believe it's the same piece of furniture! You did an awesome job!

  3. Such a dramatic change! It came out great! I love using Scotch Blue on my spray paint projects, makes super clean lines! Thanks for the ideas, going off to the other blogs now!

  4. Awesome job, Kindra! I Love it!

    I have a garage full of furniture that's waiting for a makeover. Some Scotch Blue tape would be awesome for these projects!

  5. I need to finish the house painting project! I'm just waiting for it to cool down so I can get it done!

  6. I am amazed that such a 'boring' dresser could be made to look so stylish! I can't wait to try more stencil ideas with scotch blue!

  7. Kindra, that turned out beautifully. I just love it. What a statement piece without being super bold. Fun checking out all of the projects!

  8. This turned out so great Kindra! I love the pattern you made and the distressed look is wonderful!!

  9. I would use it to finish painting my hall and bathroom, please enter me

  10. Your project looks GREAT! I would love some more of this stuff...I would use it on some fun Christmas painting projects :)

  11. The dresser looks amazing! I need some scotch blue to tape around a mirror!

  12. You rocked that dresser! Amazing transformation there. It's totally a keeper now.
    I have lots of projects I'd like to use the scotch blue for, one being painting a faux "throw rug" on my laundry room floor.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  13. Kindra that is beautiful!! You did an amazing job and given such new life!!

  14. That dresser transformation is amazing! So glad I get to see all the great upcycling ideas from such talented ladies! Wonderful inspiration.. I think I'll try a border like that on a chalk board table for my granddaughter using Scotch Blue! ... MB

  15. That is an amazing transformation, Kendra! Awesome! And not only that, but you can proudly mark another project off your list! :)

    As I've said so many times, you are so creative!

    Have a great weekend! :)

  16. Looks awesome!! :) I love the knobs! :)


I am so happy you stopped by my blog! I appreciate all your fun comments!