Wednesday, January 18, 2012

{DIY} How To: Leopard Print Drawers

As promised, here's the mini-tutorial for the leopard print drawers. The inside of the drawers had already been painted white, and I had a lot of black paint leftover from doing the outside of the chests. I used a leopard-print stencil from Hobby Lobby, you can find it online here.
{Btw, the carpet isn't my choice - we're renting.}
The paint was still a bit wet when these pictures were taken. I just went all over the drawer with the stencil, rotating it a different way each time I painted a new strip so there wouldn't be an obvious repeat in the pattern. I also went back with the black and connected some of the dots to make more "U" shapes because those are better for filling in with the brown. For the brown color, I bought a sample-sized container of Behr's "Smokey Topaz," and just free-handed it. I think it looks good in just black and white, too.
And now when I open my drawers...bam, leopard in my face.

23 comments:

  1. Bam is right!!! What a fun easy project!!! Love how it turned out and the fact it didnt cost an arm & a leg.

    I'll give it a try soon..I think I have an older dresser I can use as a guinea pig, hehehe.

    Happy HuMpDaY!!!

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  2. Love how this turned out! Such a creative approach to drawers. I would be so excited to open my drawers every day!

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  3. Simple yet fabulous! Where ever did you find the stencil or is it one you made?

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    1. Sorry I didn't do much reading. You got the stencil at Hobby Lobby.

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  4. love how this turned out!! so cute.

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  5. I'm linking back to this before the week is out. Okay so my friend is in the navy and she moved back to Wisconsin and hired me to design her kitch/living area. I'm in Milwaukee, Kenosha is close to the Illinois border about 40 mins away and they have a Hobby Lobby. We don't and we're the biggest city in the state. Even our state capital has it. I don't get that. A few yrs ago, I visited my friend in ATL and she raved about the store and was gonna take me but the day we went, they were already closed & I flew back the next day. So this friday I'm going down to Kenosha and we're going to start shopping & I cannot wait to go to this store. :-)

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  6. LOVE! this is seriously perfect. you did a great job! it looks very doable, I will have to try it!
    xx

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  7. Love this!! What a great way to spice up a drawer and add a pop of pattern.

    Mandy
    The Klury Report & Kini Style

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  8. Fabulous! I gotta try this!
    xo
    Sharon

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  9. That is adorable...would make me keep my drawers so organized!!

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  10. i see! you are in a diy mood!! and it looks very meow
    to me!!

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  11. I love this tip! OH LORD, my whole home will be leopard!!!!

    XO~JD

    www.jessiedmiller.com

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  12. Definitely doing this!

    http://30littlesomethings.blogspot.com

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  13. Girl why are you so amazingly talented!? Love this.
    ps. Where did you get the lucite tray? I'm in the market for one.
    xo
    Tiffany Leigh
    thedesignerlifestyle.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Tiffany!!
      The lucite tray is from amazon.com
      xoxo
      Jessica

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  14. This is completely adorable!!! I am getting that stencil. I can see so many uses for it.

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  15. Hey I am going to buy the stencil and i was wondering if you used stencil adhesive to keep the stencil still or if you just used tape? and what did you use to apply the paint a roller or a paint brush?

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  16. What the frick!! This is awesome!! How did i never see this before. I need your talent. Please and thank you.

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  17. I did a similiar look but using wrapping paper. Hope you don't mind.I added you in our post so our readers could get inspired to do the same. Great DIY!!

    http://www.fashionhomelife.com/tip-of-the-week-10/

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