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Two-Tone Yellow Trim Piece with Herringbone Panels

By The How-To Gal on Jul 13, 2012
Walking around my local thrift store, the amazing wood detail on this bureau caught my eye and I was instantly smitten by its gorgeousness. I ran over, snatched it up and was thrilled it fit in my cart. Some might have given up their first-born for it, but the price was a mere 10 bucks. Yes, please. 

The awkward feeling of eyes coveting what is in your cart while perusing the rest of the store is the best!

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The piece was in fairly good condition and just needed a few dents and dings filled on the trim. I used Minwax Stainable Wood Filler for the job. The makeover was at a standstill for awhile because I kept debating whether to paint the panels or the trim. In the end, the trim won out. I  decided paint might ruin the look of the amazing herringbone; which was in perfect condition.


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After sanding down the wood filler and wiping off all the dust with a rag and Klean-Strip TSP Substitute, I taped off the panels of the dresser with Scotch Blue Edge Lock Tape. I like this better than the normal blue tape because the sticky side is not as texturized and is more like clear tape and less like duct tape.

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One layer of Kilz primer applied with a watercolor brush. I've found on small paint areas, my trusty watercolor brush seems to work best. Thank you UVU for the required art credits. Once the primer dried, I then lightly sanded any ridges to have a very smooth finish. That is the trick if you want it really smooth. Always sand after priming!

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After the priming came two coats of some leftover mustard yellow paint. Free is always good when it comes to DIY. I tackled the painting like I would when doing a room. I used my watercolor brush to cut into all the cracks and edges and then went over it with a small, foam rollerbrush to get an ultra-smooth finish.

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I love the two-tone look of the wood and yellow trim. 

What do you think? Are you liking beautiful, wood grain mixed with a pop of color?

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LIGHT GLASS and TREND


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