How to Customize Furniture by Painting Fun Stripes

by Nicole Balch

Surprise! Whoa, that's a lot of striped happiness inside.


  • Glidden® Gripper Primer
  • Painter's Tape
  • Paint Brush (or Foam Brush)
  • 1 Quart Glidden® Premium Satin: Peach Daiquiri
  • 1 Quart Glidden® Premium Satin: Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Quart Glidden® Premium Satin: Crisp Linen White
  • 1 Quart Glidden® Premium Satin: Sea Spray
  • 1 Quart Glidden® Premium Satin: Shaded Fern
  • 1 Quart Glidden® Premium Satin: French Stripe Red
  • 1 Quart Glidden® Premium Satin: Safari Green
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Start by cleaning the furniture piece you would like to paint.

    Step 2

    I chose a variety of colors of Glidden® Premium Paint in a Satin finish to work together, but you could keep it simple with just two.

    Step 3

    Prime the surface you'll be painting, and let dry. Next, tape off your stripes!

    Step 4

    I used the tape itself to aid in spacing out my stripes from each other.

    Step 5

    Get the paint out! Each stripe will likely need two coats of paint for optimal coverage.

    Step 6

    Painter's tape is meant to release easily without taking paint with it, leaving clean, crisp lines. These stripes are a combination of Glidden's Shaded Fern and Crisp Linen White colors.

    Step 7

    After your first set of stripes has been completed, remove the original tape. Tape a new set for the rest of your stripes and repeat the same process as before.

    Step 8

    I went for a mix of horizontal and diagonal stripes, some colorful and some more restrained. I also painted each cubby a solid color, using the same mix of colors that were used for the stripes.

    Step 9

    The finished result is a whole lot of fun, and an unexpected surprise when done to the interior of a piece of furniture like this!