To the very left is the piece I was inspired by, and the right is the piece I faux painted. I started it off using a flat cream-white paint. I dry brushed on an ivory. (In retrospect, I don't know why I did that, because it didn't make any difference when -at the end I stained the dresser. Suppose you wanted a dresser with more of a white/black contrast, this step would give you even more depth to your furniture piece.) In the following pictures you will see the brown paint I have used to create the lines in the paint. I cannot recall the exact paint color, but a comparable color is Behr's Olympic Bronze. Next, you will see a series of pictures that show the dresser in a striped finish. What I used to create the lines was a soft window washer brush. These brushes are often used to wash windows at your local gas station. I took the rubber part and cut rectangular indents, so that when you wipe off the paint you get stripes. Be careful NOT to add a lot of paint. A good tip is to add glaze, as you do not want your piece to have bumps in the final finish. Next, comes the hand painting. I used an overhead projector to paint the zebra stripes. I painfully cut out my own small striped stencil in the past, but there is no way you can stencil a shape this big. I suggest buying or renting an overhead projector for a finish like this. At this point you can either stain it, or (glaze it with a brown glaze to antique it- to get the picture to the left), or stain it with polyshades walnut stain, or bombay stain, depending on the look you are after.
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